Today's Health News

State Breast Density Notification Laws May Up Ultrasound Use

But laws should require notification of possible benefits of supplemental screening

Critical Care Nurses’ Work Environments Improving

But most report lack of appropriate staffing; 33 percent intend to leave job within 12 months

Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality

All-cause mortality risk lower with 10 to 59 minutes of physical activity per week versus inactivity

Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

33.6 percent of patients reported not taking medication as prescribed to reduce costs

ACC: New Guidelines Issued for Primary Prevention of CVD

Guidelines emphasize promotion of healthy lifestyle, including healthy diet, exercise, weight loss

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Autism

Increased risk seen for autism spectrum disorder and disorder with comorbid intellectual disability

Niraparib Extends Time Without Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer

Findings based on phase 3 study of maintenance therapy with PARP inhibitor following treatment

ACC: Ultrasound Surgery May Help Control Blood Pressure

At six months, patients who underwent renal denervation used less medication to control BP

More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health

Most consistent associations across brain measures seen with smoking pack years, hypertension, DM

Younger Age at Menopause Tied to Higher Risk for Bladder Cancer

Women with menopause onset by age 45 at higher risk than those with onset at age 50 or older