Today's Health News

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure

About three-quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity

Functional Outcomes Similar Across Localized Prostate Cancer Treatments

However, incontinence and sexual function are worse five years following prostatectomy

Mediterranean Diet May Modulate Gut Bacteria in Seniors

Diet tied to increased abundance of specific taxa linked to markers of lower frailty, improved cognition

Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate

Risks increased for skin cancer and GI, pulmonary, infectious, hematologic adverse events

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer

Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060

Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated

Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients

Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity

Rates of Liver Disease High Among World Trade Center Responders

Findings compared with nonresponders also being screened for lung cancer

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills

Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non-Hispanic blacks