Today's Health News

CDC: Pediatric Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Increasing

A similar proportion of hospitalized children need intensive care as adults

Factors ID’d in Withdrawal of Life Support in Severe TBI Patients

Decision to withdraw life-supporting treatment influenced by race, region, insurance status

Guidelines Detail How to Manage Aneurysms of Visceral Arteries

Guidelines inform diagnosis, treatment options, screening, and follow-up of visceral aneurysms

Environmental Factors Tied to Childhood Obesity

Smoking during pregnancy strongly associated with higher BMI in offspring

Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM

Incident CHD events tied to more antibiotic purchases, higher levels of lipopolysaccharide activity

Preventable Hospitalizations Up Among Those With Dementia

Increases driven by hospitalizations of community-dwelling older adults

Surgical Delays Not Life-Threatening in Early Breast Cancer

Increased time to surgery linked to elevated odds of pathological upstaging in DCIS, not in invasive cancer

Self-Reported Biotin Use Increased From 1999 to 2016

Prevalence of use increased especially in women and older adults; biotin may cause inaccurate lab results

ASH Issues Guidelines on Newly Diagnosed AML in Older Adults

Antileukemic therapy recommended over supportive care for patients who are candidates for such therapy

Bifocal Contact Lenses May Slow Children’s Myopia Progression

Myopia progression reduced with high add power versus medium add power multifocal or single-vision contact lenses