Today's Health News

Higher Risk for Bone Fractures Seen After Bariatric Surgery

Risk highest with gastric bypass versus vertical banded gastroplasty or gastric banding

Prospective, Randomized Studies of AI Lacking in Medical Imaging

Many studies claiming artificial intelligence as good as humans are of poor quality, with high risk for bias

Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched virtual training website to protect workers

CDC: Prevalence of Any Past, Present Hep B Infection 4.3 Percent

Prevalence of HBV higher for men than women; vaccination higher among women than men

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up Fracture Risk in Children

Small but significant risk seen for upper-limb and lower-limb fractures

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028

FDA Issues Safety Alert for COVID-19 Risk With Fecal Transplant

Studies have recently shown SARS-CoV-2 present in stool of infected patients, suggesting transmission risk

Information on COVID-19 Provided for Gastroenterologists

COVID-19 can include GI symptoms such as diarrhea; gastrointestinal tract is potential route of infection

Cumulative Dose of Oral Steroids Associated With HTN Incidence

Incidence of hypertension higher for adults on oral steroids for any of six chronic inflammatory diseases

1990 to 2017 Saw Increases in Primary Liver Cancer Cases

PLC cases diagnosed before age 30 decreased, but those diagnosed at 30 to 59, ≥60 years increased