Today's Health News

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer

Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies

Factors ID'd in nonadherence, family challenges to early introduction, consumption of allergenic foods

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years

Racial Differences Seen With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Outcome differences may be associated with inequities in clinical care, authors suggest

Permanent Hair Dye Use Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Significantly increased risk seen in black women; risk also increased with application of dye to others

Receipt of Surgery for Early NSCLC Varies by County

25 percent absolute difference found between lowest, highest surgery receipt-rate counties in Massachusetts