Today's Health News

Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues

Findings seen among Dutch children exposed to one of four common antiepileptic drugs in utero

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery

Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Depression Symptoms Greater in Mothers With Prior Eating Disorders

Findings based on long-term follow-up from 18th week of pregnancy to 18 years postnatal

Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors diagnosed 2004 to 2008 have higher rates of opioid prescribing versus those diagnosed earlier

Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes

Risk increased for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdose, road traffic incident, head/body injuries

Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Deaths Up Among Millennials

Recommendations to address issue include price strategies, investment in nonopioid, nondrug pain tx

Exposure to Air Pollution May Impact Children’s Cognitive Abilities

Deficits seen in working memory, executive attention after prenatal, early childhood exposure

Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse

Aides who reported verbal abuse more than 11-fold more likely to also report physical abuse

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Poor Physical Performance Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Midlife Women

Findings seen for both upper- and lower-body performance in study of Singaporean women