Today's Health News

Lipophilic Statins May Cut Liver Cancer in Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Inverse link is dose-dependent; lowest 10-year HCC risk seen with 600 or more lipophilic statin cDDDs

Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day

Represcription rate at 28 days only 4.1 percent from 2011 to 2015; slight increase seen for men over time

Parents Divided on Primary Care Policies for Unvaccinated Patients

Many parents unaware of policies for unvaccinated children in their child's primary care office

Mechanical, Oral Antibiotic Bowel Prep Yields No Benefit for Colectomy

Authors urge reconsideration of recommendations for these types of bowel preps for elective colectomy

Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease

Public comment period for these guidelines has been extended 30 days to Sept. 9, 2019

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room

ACIP Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccines Through Age 26

For adults aged 27 to 45 years, vaccination may be beneficial for some who are inadequately vaccinated

Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

It is not known if she was infected with measles on a flight, in New York, or in Israel

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines

Doctors Say New Drugs ‘Cured’ Two Ebola Patients

The two drugs -- REGN-EB3 and mAb-114 -- are monoclonal antibodies that block Ebola