Today's Health News

Fewer Women in Cardiovascular Trials, but Representation Improving

Representation of women varies with disease and trial characteristics, but overall, men still dominate

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018

Age-adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men

Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots

No significant decrease seen in incidence rates of tetanus, diphtheria with routine vaccination of adults

Longer Lactation Might Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Favorable glucose metabolic biomarker profile seen among women with a history of gestational diabetes

Telehealth May Aid Obstetric Outcomes

Benefits seen for perinatal smoking cessation, breastfeeding, early access to medical abortion services

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA

Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time

Age at Period Cessation Not Linked to CVD Risk Trajectories

Little evidence found of links with trajectories of blood pressure, lipids, hemoglobin A1c, anthropometry

Adding Pembrolizumab May Up Response in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Pathological complete response rate higher with pembrolizumab plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students

Women, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities experience disproportionate mistreatment

Continuing Annual Breast Cancer Screening No Benefit in Over-75s

No significant reductions found in eight-year breast cancer mortality for continuing versus stopping screening