Today's Health News

Many Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Treating Pain

Majority of products in medicinal, recreational programs advertised to have >15 percent THC

Early Deep Remission of Crohn Disease Tied to Better Outcomes

Findings show significant decrease in adverse outcomes over three years of follow-up

COPD Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Risk for lung cancer higher for never smokers with COPD, ever smokers with or without COPD

Rivaroxaban Prevents VTE After Lower-Limb Surgery

Rivaroxaban superior to enoxaparin for preventing major VTE after nonmajor orthopedic surgery

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients

GI symptoms were more prevalent in later stages of epidemic in China

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased

FDA has changed abstinence period required for gay and bisexual blood donors from 12 months to three months

N.Y. Hospital Converts Sleep Apnea Machines Into Ventilators

T-shaped adapter can be quickly reproduced using 3D printer technology

Test for COVID-19 Antibodies Approved by FDA

Test checks for protective antibodies in a finger prick of blood

Higher Alcohol Intake May Harm Bone Health in HIV Patients

Alcohol intake tied to levels of bone turnover markers in patients with HIV and substance use disorder

Autism Rates Inversely Tied to County’s Wealth

Wealthy California parents may have more access to private care, treatment