Today's Health News

Amlodipine Better BP Drug for Lower Long-Term Risk for Gout

Compared with chlorthalidone and lisinopril, amlodipine associated with lower risk for gout

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart

Findings show benefit for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of kidney function

Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate

Risks increased for skin cancer and GI, pulmonary, infectious, hematologic adverse events

Exposure to PM2.5 Tied to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Increase in PM2.5 linked to increase in all-cause OHCA on same day, at lags of up to three days

Cocoa Consumption May Improve Walking Performance in PAD

Results of phase II randomized trial suggest benefit of cocoa in peripheral arterial disease

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight-loss drug

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060

Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated

Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term

In patients with lung cancer or lymphoma, increase in heart dose tied to decrease in physical activity

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors

Adjusted prevalence of active smoking decreased in overall population, but not among stroke survivors