Today's Health News

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health

Survey shows gap between Americans' perceived knowledge and actual knowledge

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies

No reduction found in risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at 2 years of age

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change

Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID’d in Colorado Hospital

Neurological findings of myoclonus, ataxia, weakness, and autonomic instability differentiate EV-A71

Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD

Stress, anxiety, depression more prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease