Today's Health News

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle Linked to Elevated Mortality

Women reporting irregular menstrual cycle at 14 to 17, 18 to 22 more likely to die from any causes

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

Annals of Internal Medicine study claims the health threat from red, processed meat is overstated

Gastric Bypass Linked to Lower Risk for Major Birth Defects

Major birth defects recorded in 3.4 percent of infants born to mothers with gastric bypass surgery

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income

Global Prevalence of Pediatric Hypertension About 4 Percent

Meta-analysis of 47 articles used to estimate pooled prevalence in the general pediatric population

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Obesity rate has held steady in recent years

Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension

Ibrutinib-related hypertension associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Changes in Household Income Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Drop in income linked to higher risk for incident disease, while increase in income lowers risk