Today's Health News

Prophylactic Melatonin Does Not Cut Delirium After Major Cardiac Surgery

Findings based on results of randomized trial of patients undergoing major cardiac surgery

Effect of Fluoxetine on Repetitive Behaviors in ASD Youth Unclear

Interpretation of results limited by high dropout rate, null findings of prespecified analyses

More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year

20 more insurers will be participating in 2020, expanding consumer choice in many states

VA Hospitals Have Lower Rates of Adverse Events in Psychiatric Units

Adverse events, medical errors lower in VA versus community-based inpatient psychiatric units

$260 Million Deal Averts First Federal Trial Over Opioids

The deal contains no admission of wrongdoing by the defendants

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics

Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure

Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older

Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers

Researchers estimate 50,000+ smokers in U.K. used e-cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017

Insurance Plans Vary in Policies for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Plans often deviate from recommended criteria for coverage; some insurers categorically deny access

Risk, Severity of CTE Increase With Years of Football Played

Risk for developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy increased by 30 percent per year of football played