Today's Health News

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

Fertility Treatment Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Impact Mental Health

Several protective psychosocial factors can help women cope during the pandemic

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information

Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction

Teens’ Mental Illness Treatment May Not Follow Guidelines

Variance in treatment occurs within and across ZIP codes, suggesting non-supply-side variables

Children’s Routine Care Plummets During Pandemic

Immunizations increased since May, but huge jump needed to make up for missed vaccinations since the spring

Survey: Rheumatic Diseases Pose Routine Challenges

Patient survey shows challenges with affordability, activity limitations, mental health

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression

Women are more likely to receive any mental health treatment, as are children aged 12 to 17 years

Risk for Autism Increased With Preterm, Postterm Birth

Risk increased for children born in weeks 22 to 31, 32 to 36, 43 to 44 versus 37 to 42 of gestation

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM

Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin

Mental Illness Recognition Up in U.K. General Hospital Admissions

Diagnostic recording less accurate for those with minority ethnicity, married status, better health