Today's Health News

Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events

Drop in risk for major cardiovascular events even greater for those with high adherence to polypill

Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders

Odds increased for mental health disorders, HIV infection, systemic illnesses

Rx Size Predicts Persistent Opioid Use After Cardiothoracic Surgery

Patients prescribed more than 450 oral morphine equivalents have more new persistent opioid use

More Physical Activity at Any Intensity May Reduce Mortality

Higher levels of total physical activity, less time spent sedentary linked to lower mortality risk

Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Poorer Outcomes in Heart Failure

Findings include structural abnormalities in the heart, poorer quality of life with T2DM and HF

Intensifying BP Meds at Hospital Discharge May Harm Elderly

Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk

Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years

However, compared with never smokers, former smokers' risk remains elevated beyond five years

Taking Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Up Other Med Compliance

Findings seen among those taking buprenorphine and any of five other drug classes

High, Increasing BP in Midlife Tied to Brain Changes in Late Life

Higher DBP at age 43 years, greater increases from 36 to 43 linked to smaller whole-brain volume at 69 to 71

Short-Term Exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 Affects Mortality

Risk for daily all-cause, cardiovascular, respiratory mortality up with short-term exposure