Today's Health News

Oncotype DX Not Cost-Effective for Low-Risk Breast Cancer

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio varies across clinical risk groups, sensitive to patient age

Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women

Serum 25(OH)D level <30 ng/mL positively associated with blood glucose level ≥100 mg/dL

Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition

Transwomen had higher incidence of strokes, VTEs than reference men and women

Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Most adults with diabetes, including high-risk patients, seen by a primary care doc in previous year

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

Risk for all stroke, ischemic stroke, CHD, all-cause mortality up with highest level of consumption

CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users

Substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seen in drug users, especially meth users

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Radiomic Prognostic Vector IDs patients with median overall survival of less than two years

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices

FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

Product works by delivering insulin under the skin at set or variable rates

p, p’-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54

Risk for breast cancer varies based on timing of first exposure, age at diagnosis