Today's Health News

Estimated Opioid-Related Costs $14 Billion for Symptomatic Knee OA

Almost half of costs were for lost productivity, criminal justice expenses, cost associated with diversion activities

Model Can Aid Assessment of Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Validated machine-based learning model performs better than surgeons, radiologists, CADx for predicting malignancy

Treatment to Lower RA Disease Activity Feasible in Pregnancy

In pregnant patients with rheumatoid arthritis, clinicians should strive for remission or low disease activity

Racial/Ethnic Minorities Underrepresented in Vaccine Trials

In adult trials, White patients and women are overrepresented; White patients account for 77.9 percent of participants

Mortality Gap Between Cancer, Heart Disease Narrowing for Women Younger Than 65

Age-adjusted mortality rates decreased for cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2018, but increased for heart disease from 2010

Early-Onset T1DM Negatively Impacts Brain Development Over Time

Baseline differences in brain volumes and IQ persist or increase over longitudinal follow-up

Decline in Myocardial Function May Start Early in Blacks

Midwall fractional shortening trajectories differ by race from early age to young adulthood

Liver Cancer Profile Differs in Black Patients With Hep C

Black patients have better liver function at the time of hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis; have less early-stage HCC, larger tumors

Risk Reduced for Positive NAAT Result With SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

Patients with positive antibody test initially more likely to have positive NAAT result but less likely after 30 days

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Use Dietary Supplements

Use higher for women than men; use increased with age, overall and in both men and women