Today's Health News

Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Severe SARS-CoV-2 Outcomes

Odds ratios increased for hospital admission, ICU admission, death with increased exposure to increased ground-level ozone

Levels of Burnout High for Emergency Medicine Health Care Providers

Only 41 percent of responders to a survey on burnout reported having access to support programs

Inability to Afford Prescription Meds, Specialty Care More Likely for Adults With Epilepsy

Those with active or inactive epilepsy are also more likely to have Medicaid and other public insurance

Early Brain MRI Phenotypes of Autism Tied to Familial ASD Traits

Greater levels of proband ASD traits correlated with distinctive brain MRI findings in younger siblings who later develop ASD

Appearance of Ovarian Lesions on Ultrasound May Predict Malignancy

For classic lesions, malignancy rate was <1 percent compared with 32 percent for nonclassic lesions with blood flow

Proportion of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections Unclear

Most SARS-CoV-2 infections are not asymptomatic; those with asymptomatic infections are less infectious

Airway Injuries Severe Consequence of Button Battery Ingestion

Tracheoesophageal fistulae and vocal cord paralyses are most common airway sequelae; vocal cord paralysis occurs after shorter exposure

Metformin, Lifestyle Changes Cut Risk for T2DM, But Not CVD

No reduction seen in first occurrence of nonfatal MI, stroke, or CV death with either metformin or lifestyle intervention versus placebo

Drug Therapy for Peds Psych Disorders, Later SUD Risk Examined

Majority of studies showed reduced risk for developing substance use disorder with pharmacotherapy for childhood-onset psychiatric disorders

Eldecalcitol Does Not Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in At-Risk

Eldecalcitol may have beneficial effect among those with lower level of basal insulin secretion