Today's Health News

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion

American Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

Airline is working with the CDC to coordinate 'any required health and safety related measures'

Low-FODMAP Diet Relieves Gut Symptoms for More IBD Patients

Adequate relief of gut symptoms reported for more patients following low-FODMAP versus control diet

Triplet Tx Ups Survival in BRAF V600E-Mutated Colorectal Cancer

Overall survival longer for encorafenib, cetuximab, and binimetinib combo versus standard therapy

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rates Up for Women Giving Birth

Rates of HCV infection are much higher among women with opioid use disorder