Today's Health News

Healthy Lifestyle Can Further Lower Risk for Death in Former Smokers

Higher total healthy lifestyle adherence cuts all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular, and respiratory-related mortality

Virtual Reality May Cut Anesthesia Needs During Hand Surgery

Less propofol used with virtual reality while maintaining similar satisfaction and pain scores as usual care

Hospital-Treated Infections Earlier in Life Tied to Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease Risk

Association found for Alzheimer and Parkinson disease cases diagnosed before 60 years of age

Quality of YouTube Medical Videos Often Poor for Patient Education

Quality of YouTube videos for patients considering an implantable cardioverter defibrillator found to be highly variable, poor overall

New-Onset A-Fib Profiled in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

New-onset atrial fibrillation identified in about one in 20 patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Radiographers Read Mammograms for UK Double Reading Program

Cancer detection rate, recall rate, and positive predictive value similar for radiologists, trained radiographers as first readers

Enteral Glutamine Does Not Cut Time to Discharge for Severe Burns

No difference seen between glutamine, placebo in the median time to discharge from hospital

Sudden Cardiac Death in HCM Often Preceded by Symptoms

A sizable number of cases had a known cardiac disorder before sudden cardiac death with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Gay Men Have Higher Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Higher risk seen for both ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease

Neurostimulation Methods Compared for Treating Depression in Seniors

Bilateral theta burst stimulation noninferior to standard bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression