Today's Health News

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults

But there may be a higher stroke risk in elderly patients with diabetes taking the drug

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Individuals linked to about 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills

Stimulation of Targets in Brain May Up Recollection in Seniors

Effects of stimulation were greater on fMRI recollection signals versus recognition signals

Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children

Feeding problems due to sensory sensitivities common in children with constipation

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees

Black men and women have experienced greater improvements in 30-day poststroke mortality

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated

Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children

Abnormal performance independently associated with longer duration of symptoms for children