Today's Health News

Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups

Mental health disorders tied to lowest moderate activity; those with CVD have lowest vigorous activity

CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly

Depression tied to higher death risk in older adults; CVD explains just small fraction of excess mortality

Wisdom Linked to Cognitive Performance in Schizophrenia

Better cognitive performance seen for persons with schizophrenia with higher vs. lower levels of wisdom

Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression tied to birth weight in sibling pairs

Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity

RA patients assigned to yoga plus DMARD therapy also had a drop in depression symptoms

Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link

No link seen after adjustment for smoking, sleep disorder, substance use disorder, anxiety disorders, depression

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Like Drug for Depression

Esketamine is a nasal spray that targets different pathways in the brain than other antidepressants do

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol

Acne Relapses Linked to Lower Quality of Life, Productivity

Relapse reported to be a significant determinant of productivity loss and absenteeism