Today's Health News

Prenatal Cannabis Exposure May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

Maternal cannabis use during pregnancy tied to higher risk for autism spectrum disorder in offspring

Respiratory-Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms

Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with asthma, COPD, or both

Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Before Trials Completed

President Vladimir Putin claims the vaccine 'works effectively enough'

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery

Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use

Reproductive Factors Tied to Coronary Artery Disease

Three or more pregnancies, early menopause tied to women's obstructive coronary artery disease

Shared Decision Making Improves Youth Continuous Glucose Monitor Use

Findings for study involving youth with diabetes, with follow-up two months after initiation

Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Malnutrition linked to increased risk for all-cause death, major adverse cardiovascular events

Alcohol Use Is Less Prevalent in Second, Third Trimesters

38.2 percent of those who reported current drinking also reported use of one or more substances

Four in 10 Children’s Behavioral Care Facilities Offer Autism Services

Access to specialized treatment especially limited in rural, lower-income communities

Many U.S. Children Eligible for Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Sensitivity and specificity low for detecting any hyperglycemia with HbA1c, FPG screening criteria