Today's Health News

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM

Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin

Fewer Women Aware of Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death

Among U.S. women, decrease in awareness seen for all races/ethnicities, all ages except ≥65 years

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width, Mortality Tied in COVID-19

Elevated RDW and increase in RDW during hospitalization linked to increased mortality risk

SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Mainly Linked to Older Age, Comorbidity

Among U.S. veterans, obesity, Black race, Hispanic ethnicity, COPD, HTN not tied to COVID-19 mortality

>2.2 Million Women Live in Maternity Care Desert Status Areas

In addition, 4.8 million women of childbearing age live in counties with limited access to maternity care

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression

Women are more likely to receive any mental health treatment, as are children aged 12 to 17 years

Risk for Autism Increased With Preterm, Postterm Birth

Risk increased for children born in weeks 22 to 31, 32 to 36, 43 to 44 versus 37 to 42 of gestation

Most People With SARS-CoV-2 Do Not Remain Asymptomatic

Secondary attack rate lower for contacts of people with asymptomatic versus symptomatic infection

Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children

But absolute risks for these complications still low among children receiving glucocorticoids

Negative Pressure Does Not Cut C-Section Infection Risk in Obese

Findings do not support routine use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy in obese women