Today's Health News

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse

Compared with oral naltrexone, implant also improved HIV outcomes among those with opioid dependence

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

Short Hospital Stays After Lung Surgery Do Not Up Readmissions

Findings based on one- to two-day length of stay versus three to five days after anatomic lung resection

Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer

Rate of hepatic tumors higher among children conceived via IVF

Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults

But there may be a higher stroke risk in elderly patients with diabetes taking the drug

Elevated Blood Lead Levels Prevalent Among Refugee Children

Correlations seen for EBLL with younger age, male sex, and overseas examination country

Risk for T2DM Increased With Use of 5α-Reductase Inhibitors

Increased risk seen among men using dutasteride, finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users

Regular cannabis users undergoing endoscopic procedures need higher dose than nonusers

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery