Today's Health News

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism

Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus

Patient returned to Japan on Jan. 6 after traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths

Sepsis incidence and mortality decreased from 1990 to 2017, but considerable regional variation identified

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change

Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID’d in Colorado Hospital

Neurological findings of myoclonus, ataxia, weakness, and autonomic instability differentiate EV-A71

New Coronavirus in China Could Possibly Spread Between Humans

However, officials say that currently, there is no definitive evidence of human-to-human transmission