Today's Health News

Patients With Cirrhosis Have Considerable Financial Burden

Lack of insurance, financial distress resulting in delayed medical care tied to lower odds of HCC surveillance

ASN: Models Can Predict Risk for Incident Chronic Kidney Disease

Risk equations had median C-values of 0.845 and 0.801 for cohorts with, without diabetes, respectively

High Birth Number May Harm Cardiovascular Health in Women

Association also seen between more births, less ideal body mass

Sesame-Specific IgE Levels May Help Diagnose Allergies

Sesame allergy affects 17 percent of children with IgE-mediated food allergy

ASN: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Benefit Kidney Health in T2DM

eGFR did not significantly change with supplementation versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes

Crowd Diagnosis of STDs Frequently Sought Online

Many requests for second opinions after seeing a health care professional

CA125 Can Detect Ovarian Cancer in General Practice

And elevated CA125 indicates higher risk for other cancers, especially in women aged ≥50 years

Chemical Analysis Links Kratom to Cases of Severe Liver Injury

Patients used kratom for psychotropic effects and joint pain; injury onset occurred after median of 22 days

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul is the most popular brand and mint the favorite flavor among high schoolers who vape

Plastic Surgery Trainees May Delay Plans to Have Children

Many childbearing female trainees report pregnancy complications, shortened breastfeeding