Today's Health News

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo

Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor Aids Cystic Fibrosis in Real-World Setting

Improved lung function, increased BMI, reduced need for IV antibiotics seen after one year of therapy

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

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

Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Mortality risk for flu-related hospitalizations lower for those with versus without type 2 diabetes

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion

2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis

Higher rates of chlamydia seen among teens, young adults; men who have sex with men driving syphilis up

California Pharmacists Can Dispense HIV Prevention Meds Without Rx

Medications include both preexposure prophylaxis and postexposure prophylaxis

American Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

Airline is working with the CDC to coordinate 'any required health and safety related measures'

Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines

Influenza and whooping cough remain a major source of hospitalizations among pregnant women, infants

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures