Today's Health News

Prenatal Surgery Yields Lasting Benefits for Myelomeningocele

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

Teen Transgender Access to Pubertal Suppression Lowers Suicidality

Findings based on large survey of transgender young adults

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations

Prenatal Exposure to Both Alcohol, Cigarettes Ups SIDS Risk

Risk greater for infants whose mothers report both prenatal drinking, smoking beyond first trimester

2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children

Increases seen in visits to other acute care venues and to specialists during the same period

Six Active Ingredients of Sunscreen Systemically Absorbed

Plasma concentrations exceeded 0.5 ng/mL for all six active ingredients with sunscreen application

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

Self-esteem improved after five years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election

Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Four-year cumulative risk of any relapse lower for dasatinib in the context of intensive chemotherapy