Today's Health News

Viral Exposure Signature Predicts Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Signature can identify hepatocellular carcinoma patients before clinical diagnosis

Risk for COVID-19 Increased for Adults Taking PPIs

Dose-response relationship observed; risk up 3.67-fold for those using PPIs up to twice daily

Odds of Surgery Lower for Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer

Black race independently confers reduced odds of surgery; mortality higher for those without surgery

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors

Review: Pre/Probiotics May Be Useful for Depression, Anxiety

All seven studies demonstrated significant improvements in one or more of the outcomes measured

Oral Corticosteroid Bursts Carry Risk for Severe Adverse Events

Highest rates of adverse events seen within first month after initiating short course of oral steroids

CRC Risk Down With ACEi, Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use

5 percent reduction in adjusted hazard ratio risk with each single year increase in drug use

Medicaid Expansion Contributing to Earlier Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis earlier for low-income adults with screening-amenable cancers following Medicaid expansion

Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases

Spectrum of Imaging Findings Described in COVID-19 MIS-C

Imaging findings include basal consolidation with collapse and pleural effusions on chest CT