Today's Health News

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death

Findings seen for patients with HTN and morbid obesity compared with matched controls with HTN

Wood Ear Mushrooms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Mushrooms were distributed in six packs of 5-lb bags to restaurants in more than 30 states, Canada

Fertility Rates Lower in Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fertility impairment mainly seen in women with Crohn disease, IBD-unclassified

Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children

But absolute risks for these complications still low among children receiving glucocorticoids

Coffee, Tea, Soda Tied to Higher Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux

Consuming water, juice, milk not linked to increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults

2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer

Coffee Linked to Reduced Disease Progression, Death in CRC

Reductions in risk for overall, progression-free survival seen for those consuming two to three cups/day

Eflornithine + Sulindac Shows No Benefit in Adenomatous Polyposis

Incidence of disease progression not significantly lower with combo versus either drug alone

Smokeless Tobacco Poses Global Health Burden

Greatest burden of smokeless tobacco-related disease found in South and Southeast Asia

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Subsequent Rhinosinusitis

Risk for developing chronic rhinosinusitis higher for patients with IBD, especially ulcerative colitis