Today's Health News

Poll: Parents Cite Barriers to Recognizing Depression in Adolescents

Parents report that one in four teens knows a peer with depression

Prenatal Antidepressant Use May Up Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Venlafaxine, amitriptyline use during pregnancy associated with increased risk for gestational diabetes

~25 Percent of Adolescents, Young Adults Use Rx Opioids

Focus of prevention should include close friends and family members of teens and young adults

CDC: ~20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation

About Half of Middle-Age Adults Believe They May Develop Dementia

Only 5.2 percent of patients had discussed dementia prevention with their physician

Cannabis Use Disorder Has Declined Among Teens, Young Adults

Findings seen among those reporting daily/almost daily use, 2002 to 2016

Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women

Higher risk for osteoporosis also seen with less than five hours of sleep per night

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care

Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs

Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House

Senate bill does not give Medicare bargaining power but would cap out-of-pocket payments by beneficiaries

Higher Waist Circumference Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia

Waist circumference more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index