Today's Health News

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them

2007 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Incidence of Alzheimer Disease

Incidence varied considerably by region, ranging from 0 to more than 3 percent across population areas in 2014

Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline

Findings based on assessment from childhood to older age as well as from age 70 to 79 years

E-Cigarette Smokers Have Increased Odds of Depression

Odds of reporting depression higher with increased frequency of use among current e-cigarette users

6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use

Percentage using prescription opioid analgesic increased with age; use up for women versus men

Seven Deaths in California From Infections Tied to Black Tar Heroin

Nine people, aged 19 to 57, have been admitted to area hospitals with myonecrosis bacterial infections

Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Findings based on longitudinal study in Canada of people who use drugs and report chronic pain

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems

Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care