Today's Health News

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA

Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time

Electronic Nose Can Detect Barrett Esophagus in Breath Test

Sensitivity 91 percent, specificity 74 percent for volatile organic compound analysis of exhaled breath

Guidance Issued for Food Intake in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Evidence insufficient for recommending changes in diet for complex carbs, refined sugars, wheat, gluten

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students

Women, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities experience disproportionate mistreatment

Many Smokers Who Quit Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Relapse

61.7 percent of those who smoked one year preop smoke at seven years postop

Cancer Therapy-Associated Polyposis May Mimic CRC Predisposition

74 percent of TAP cases had clinical features suggesting at least one CRC predisposition syndrome

QOL Similar After Surgery, Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis

No difference seen in satisfaction for patients after successful antibiotic treatment versus appendectomy

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure

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

Ultrasound May ID Children at Risk for Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease

A heterogeneous liver pattern could indicate a higher risk for advanced cystic fibrosis liver disease

Functional Outcomes Similar Across Localized Prostate Cancer Treatments

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