Today's Health News

Novel PET Staging System May Help Monitor Alzheimer Disease

Positron emission tomography used to track stages of β-amyloid accumulation in vivo

People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Risk for heart failure and stroke particularly higher; risk for heart attack, atrial fibrillation moderately higher

Air Pollution Found to Accelerate Aging of the Lungs

Larger effects seen for people from lower-income households

Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events

Systolic, diastolic HTN independently predict composite outcome with thresholds of ≥140/90 or 130/80 mm Hg

Novel Test Accurately Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts

Cyst classifier test is based on clinical and imaging features, genetic and biochemical markers

Pregnancies in Women Taking Isotretinoin Dropped Since 2006

Pregnancies reduced in women taking isotretinoin since iPLEDGE initiation in 2006, but exposure persists

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes

Cataracts found to be most commonly reported eye disorder affecting adults aged ≥45 years with diabetes

Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use

No reduction seen in individual-level nonmedical prescription opioid use from 2002 to 2014

Safety Practice Violations ID’d in Septic Arthritis Outbreak

Multiple breaches included inadequate hygiene, unsafe injection practices, poor cleaning, disinfection