Today's Health News

Today's Health News

Black Women Receive Less Timely Breast Cancer Treatment

Trend persists regardless of socioeconomic status

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions

Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Healthy 37-year-old woman 'experienced confirmed transverse myelitis' after receiving second dose of vaccine

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Depression Common Among Psoriasis Patients

Women, patients younger than 30 years have higher rates of depression

Black Newborn Mortality Lower With Care From Black Doctors

However, racial concordance between mother and physician not tied to lower maternal mortality

Lower Proportion of Inpatients With COVID-19 Wear Glasses

Proportion of those wearing glasses daily for extended periods lower than for general population

Fetal Mortality Rate Higher for Black Versus White Mothers

Increased rate of fetal death in black mothers seen for deaths attributed to multiple causes

More Than Half of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Asymptomatic

Prepregnancy obesity, gestational diabetes higher for pregnant women with COVID-19-linked illness

CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity reported, with highest prevalence for non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics