Today's Health News

Health-Related Quality of Life Lower for Women With PCOS

The strongest contributing factor to poor health-related quality of life was mental distress

Clinical Features ID’d for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients

Forty-one patients ID'd with virus as of Jan. 2, 2020; all had pneumonia with abnormal chest CT findings

Unmet Need for Physician Care Not Improving With More Insured

Despite coverage increases since 1998, most measures of unmet need not showing improvement

Updated Guidelines Issued for ER, PgR Testing in Breast Cancer

Clinicians should be prepared to discuss limited data for benefit of endocrine tx in ER-low positive cases

Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause

Risk for early menopause lowest among those reporting exclusive breastfeeding for seven to 12 months

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

Either Tdap or Td also allowed for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, catch-up immunization doses

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income

Sexual Frequency Linked to Age of Onset of Natural Menopause

However, no correlation seen for living with male partner with age of natural menopause

Low-Dose Aspirin Cuts Preterm Delivery in Nulliparous Women

Findings seen among women with singleton pregnancies in low-, middle-income countries

Prenatal Surgery Yields Lasting Benefits for Myelomeningocele

No difference found in overall adaptive behavior at school age; more children walk independently