Today's Health News

Recent Decline in Heart Attacks Greater in Men Than Women

Rate declined by 4.7 percent annually in men, declined by 2.3 percent in women from 2009 to 2014

Brain Changes From Multiple Sclerosis May Occur in Preteens

Greater genetic predisposition for MS tied to imaging-observable changes in white matter in preteens

Bacteremia Risk Higher in Older Patients Hospitalized With IBD

No association seen between bacteremia and inflammatory bowel disease-related medications

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Might Aid in Severe COVID-19

Three of eight patients receiving ECMO support successfully weaned off ECMO after 22, 40, 47 days

Hydroxychloroquine Can Shorten Time to Recovery in COVID-19

HCQ shortened body temperature recovery time and cough remission time versus standard treatment

High Fiber Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk for Breast Cancer

Meta-analysis of prospective studies shows reduced risk for highest versus lowest total fiber intake

Heart Disease Risk Up for First-Time Mothers With Preeclampsia

Risk for myocardial infarction fourfold higher; risk for cardiovascular death about fivefold higher

Model Shows Hep C-Infected Kidney Transplants Beneficial, Cost-Effective

Transplant plus antiviral therapy improves quality of life, reduces health care costs for recipients

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased

FDA has changed abstinence period required for gay and bisexual blood donors from 12 months to three months

N.Y. Hospital Converts Sleep Apnea Machines Into Ventilators

T-shaped adapter can be quickly reproduced using 3D printer technology