Today's Health News

<10 Percent of U.S. Population Has Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

Comparing seroprevalence and case counts shows only 9.2 percent of seropositive patients diagnosed

Clinical Severity Lower With Vitamin D Sufficiency in COVID-19

Of patients aged ≥40 who died, 9.7 percent were vitamin D-sufficient versus 20 percent with 25(OH)D <30 ng/mL

Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms

No association seen between the severity of vasomotor symptoms and any health outcomes

Only Two-Thirds of Parents Planning to Get Flu Shots for Their Children

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, only one-third of parents see the flu vaccine as more necessary this year

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death

Findings seen for patients with HTN and morbid obesity compared with matched controls with HTN

Early Intervention Has Lasting Benefit for Deaf Children

Children who were deaf/hard of hearing who entered EI early more likely to be ready for kindergarten

Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Increased risk for cardiovascular disease observed in offspring for up to 35 years of follow-up

Hydroxychloroquine Tied to Heart Problems Prior to Pandemic

Adverse outcomes include cardiomyopathy, QT prolongation, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure

Infants of COVID-19-Infected Mothers Doing Well in Short Term

No differences seen in rates of preterm birth, NICU admission, respiratory disease with infection

14 Novel Loci Identified for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Genetic increase of 10 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure likely has causal link with AAA