Today's Health News

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week

Receipt of Surgery for Early NSCLC Varies by County

25 percent absolute difference found between lowest, highest surgery receipt-rate counties in Massachusetts

First-Line Osimertinib May Up Survival in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

For previously untreated disease, overall survival longer with osimertinib versus comparator EGFR-TKIs

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women

About six in 10 women experience obstructive sleep apnea during dream sleep, similar to men

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors

Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs

Models developed to detect pneumothorax, opacity, nodule or mass, fracture on frontal chest radiographs

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems

Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care

ᴅ-dimer Test Adjusted to Clinical Probability IDs Low Risk for PE

Use of this diagnostic strategy results in reduction in use of chest imaging

Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure

Admissions for new causes, previously identified causes linked to short-term exposure to air pollution