Today's Health News

Temperature Impacts Likelihood of Bad Mental Health Days

Cooler days decrease, while hotter days eventually increase, chance of reporting bad mental health days

Late-Life Depression Severity Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Differences identified in depression severity, symptom burden, and depression care

Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched virtual training website to protect workers

Past-Year Methamphetamine Use 6.6 Per 1,000 in 2015 to 2018

Odds ratios for past-year use up for men, those with co-occurring substance use and mental illness

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder 18.5 per 1,000 at Age 8

For children aged 4 years with ASD, 84 percent had a first evaluation at ≤36 months

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028

Recommendations Issued for Pediatric Abuse-Related Head Trauma

Recommendations for pediatricians include remaining vigilant for signs, consulting subspecialists

Gender-Concordant ID May Aid Mental Health in Trans Adults

Benefits include less psychological distress, lower prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning

Mental Health at Risk for Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19

Nurses, women, frontline health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients at greater mental health risk

Most Emergency Providers Have Little Firearms Safety Experience

However, 59.1 percent report encountering firearms in ED or immediate environment at least once a year