Today's Health News

Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children

But absolute risks for these complications still low among children receiving glucocorticoids

Fewer Women Aware of Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death

Among U.S. women, decrease in awareness seen for all races/ethnicities, all ages except ≥65 years

Rates of Recurrent MI Declined Among U.S. Women and Men

Decreases seen in rates of recurrent MI, recurrent CHD events, heart failure hospitalization

Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk With Atrial Fibrillation

Findings account for neighborhood-specific pollution data, sociodemographic factors

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Tied to Later Atherosclerotic CVD

Findings remain when adjusting for standard risk factors, other adverse pregnancy outcomes

Hostility Predicts Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome

More than half of patients scored as hostile; hostility predicts all-cause mortality but not ACS recurrence

Impact of Psoriasis Explored for Hospital Outcomes of Acute MI

Myocardial infarction may occur earlier in life in patients with psoriasis

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions

Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI

Transient Orthostatic Hypotension Common in Parkinson Disease

PD patients with history of orthostatic intolerance had more severe systolic BP decrease

Study Suggests Smoking Causes Fatal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Large, long-term twin study reveals link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage