Today's Health News

First U.S. Case of ‘Unknown Origin’ COVID-19 Identified

President Trump taps Vice President Pence to head coronavirus response

Fewer Women in Cardiovascular Trials, but Representation Improving

Representation of women varies with disease and trial characteristics, but overall, men still dominate

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018

Age-adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men

Antibiotic, Opioid Rx Common With ED Visits for Dental Conditions

Authors say there is an opportunity to further combat opioid abuse, antibiotic overprescribing

Daily Care Conferences May Cut Length of Stay in COPD Patients

Study looked at average LOS in patients with COPD exacerbations treated at two community hospitals

Gefapixant Promising for Relief of Unexplained Chronic Cough

Cough frequency significantly reduced after 12 weeks of gefapixant 50 mg versus placebo in phase 2b study

NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery Valid in Intellectual Disability

NIHTB-CB is reliable and valid for children and young adults with a mental age older than 5.0 years

Recommendations Developed for Appropriate Thyroidectomy

Guidelines relate to diagnosis of thyroid disease, indications for thyroidectomy, periop management

Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots

No significant decrease seen in incidence rates of tetanus, diphtheria with routine vaccination of adults

Longer Lactation Might Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Favorable glucose metabolic biomarker profile seen among women with a history of gestational diabetes