Today's Health News

Nonchromosomal Birth Defects May Up Childhood Cancer Risk

Study identified 40 significant, specific associations between birth defects and childhood cancer

Diabetes Outcomes Similar Regardless of Primary Provider

No difference in outcomes seen with care by physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant

Iron Intake May Not Improve Pregnancy Chances

Modest benefits seen from nonheme iron for women at risk for iron deficiency

Voxelotor Improves Hemoglobin Levels in Sickle Cell Disease

Fewer individuals in voxelotor group versus placebo group have worsened anemia at week 24

Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain

Prevalence higher for those with less than high school education, low income, public insurance

Changing EHR Systems May Up Operating Times for Eye Surgery

Institutions should consider if expected benefits of deploying a new EHR system outweigh potential risks

Anesthesia Tied to Neurocognitive Impairment in Childhood ALL Survivors

Survivors experience impairment with exposure to propofol, fluranes, longer anesthesia duration

Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women

Relative risk between men and women highest at ages 50 to 64, but highest increase seen at ages 18 to 49

Set of Competencies for Obesity Developed for Medical Educators

A second report provides proposed standard of care for people with obesity

Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease

Dose-response effect seen with increased infection risk even at low daily doses of oral glucocorticoids