Today's Health News

Today's Health News

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS

Pooled summary odds ratio of 0.63 found for correlation of breastfeeding with relapse

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes

Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law

Law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, will go into effect shortly

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit

Vaccinating women and men to age 45 years predicted to have high costs per QALY gained

Distinct Populations of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death ID’d

Two populations identified: sudden unexpected early neonatal deaths and postperinatal SUIDs

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches

Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

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