Today's Health News

Health-Related Quality of Life Lower for Women With PCOS

The strongest contributing factor to poor health-related quality of life was mental distress

Effects of Vit D Correction on CV Health Studied in Obese Children

No change seen in endothelial function, but reductions in BP, fasting glucose concentration seen at six months

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income

Community-Based Diabetes Screening Feasible in Barbershops

About one-third of those asked to participate were successfully tested; 9.0 percent had HbA1c ≥6.5 percent

Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit

Surgeon General says too many people are not getting access to cessation treatments that work

Teen Transgender Access to Pubertal Suppression Lowers Suicidality

Findings based on large survey of transgender young adults

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving

Teprotumumab Bests Placebo for Active Thyroid Eye Disease

Outcomes better with teprotumumab versus placebo for proptosis, inflammation, diplopia, quality of life

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss

Frequent health coach meetings are major determinant of weight loss for men and women

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations