Today's Health News

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures

Daytime Noise Tied to Higher Dementia Risk

More daytime noise tied to 30 percent higher risk for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease

Guidelines Developed for Care of Adults With Down Syndrome

Strong recommendation advises screening for Alzheimer-type dementia starting at age 40 years

Maternal Hypothyroidism Linked to Risk for ADHD in Offspring

Risk for ADHD increased in children of mothers with hypothyroidism diagnosed prior to, during pregnancy

Rate of Injuries Increased Around Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

Rates of iatrogenic, noniatrogenic injuries higher for women having diagnostic workup for cervical cancer

Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to Opioid-Related Crimes

Settlement is federal government's biggest win in holding a major drug company responsible for opioid crisis

Lasting Psychological Morbidity Seen With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

More women with hyperemesis gravidarum have probable depression

Higher-Calorie Refeeding Beneficial in Anorexia Nervosa

Medical stability restored significantly earlier; no increase seen in electrolyte abnormalities, adverse events

Social Activity Tied to Integrity of Brain Structure in Older Adults

Greater integrity of gray matter seen on brain MRI in older adults with higher levels of social engagement

Career Satisfaction, Burnout Both High Among Internists

Risk factors for burnout include documentation time pressure and lack of work control