Today's Health News

Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines

Women not meeting vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake recommendations, iron and calcium requirements

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS

Pooled summary odds ratio of 0.63 found for correlation of breastfeeding with relapse

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes

Current Tobacco Use Prevalent in Middle, High School Students

Overall, 31.2 and 12.5 percent of high school and middle school students, respectively, reported current use

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists

Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law

Law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, will go into effect shortly

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit

Vaccinating women and men to age 45 years predicted to have high costs per QALY gained