Today's Health News

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes

Effects of Omega-3 Fish Oil Mixed for ADHD Symptoms in Youth

Supplements may not improve cognitive symptoms in youth who have high endogenous EPA levels

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches

Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended

Moderate, Severe Depressive Symptoms Common in Lung Cancer

Patients with severe depressive symptoms also report feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, traumatic stress

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them

2007 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Incidence of Alzheimer Disease

Incidence varied considerably by region, ranging from 0 to more than 3 percent across population areas in 2014

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students

Number of rural medical students would need to quadruple to meet share of rural residents in U.S. population