Today's Health News

CDC: 1999 to 2018 Saw 35 Percent Increase in Suicide Rates

Rate increased 1 percent per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2 percent per year from 2006 through 2018

Maternal Obesity May Be Related to Risk for ADHD in Children

Risk seen for mothers with body mass index of 25 and greater; paternal obesity not a factor

Some Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Down in U.S.

MRSA, vancomycin-resistant enterococcal, MDR P. aeruginosa infection rates fell from 2012 to 2017

Claims-Based Frailty Index Can Improve Cost Prediction

Addition of frailty index to CMS-HCC model improves cost prediction over CMS-HCC model alone

Children Have Milder Disease Course, Better COVID-19 Prognosis

Diagnostic presentation has been similar to that of adults, but with less severe pneumonia

Heavy Drinking Tied to Larger Waist Lines, Higher Stroke Risk

Higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors seen even for those who stop drinking heavily by age 50

Review Explores Use of Menstruation, Fertility Apps

Limited research indicates most popular apps not accurate for supporting those wanting to get pregnant

Celiac Disease May Slightly Increase Mortality Risk

Increased risk seen for overall mortality and cardiovascular-, cancer-, and respiratory-related death

Guidelines Developed for COVID-19 Patients in ICU

54 statements issued on infection control, diagnosis, hemodynamic support, ventilator support, therapy

No Treatment Change Needed for Peds IBD During COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors recommend continuing inflammatory bowel disease treatment, including biologics