Today's Health News

Convalescent Plasma Has Limited Benefit for Moderate COVID-19

Randomized phase II trial shows no drop in progression to severe disease, all-cause deaths

CDC: Vaccination Coverage Generally High by Age 24 Months

Coverage with at least two doses of flu vaccine higher for children born 2016 to 2017 versus 2014 to 2015

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures

Adequate Staffing During Labor, Delivery Boosts Outcomes

Findings link nursing care to skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, recovery care

Daytime Noise Tied to Higher Dementia Risk

More daytime noise tied to 30 percent higher risk for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices

MRI can be performed safely in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices, including pacemakers

Objective Olfactory Dysfunction Linked to Mortality in Seniors

Link for adults aged ≥65 years persisted after further adjustment for cognitive assessment, depression

Findings Conflicted for Benefit of Tocilizumab in COVID-19

One trial shows reduction in mortality, but no evidence of efficacy seen in two additional trials

Survival From COVID-19 High in Patients With Psoriasis

Risk for hospitalization increased for patients using nonbiologic systemic therapy versus biologics