Today's Health News

Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Alteration in Risk for Gout

Among young male adults, those with MetS at three health checkups had nearly fourfold increased risk for incident gout

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Back/Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers find acupuncture has no observable severe adverse influences on newborns

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CVD Risk in Patients With Obesity, NAFLD

Findings seen versus nonsurgical care among individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Morning Exercise Tied to Larger Cuts in Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Physical activity in the morning reduces risk for CVD, regardless of total activity level; findings more evident in women

Flu Shots Cut Some Cardiac Complications in Patients With Heart Failure

Less pneumonia, fewer cardiovascular events, deaths, hospitalizations seen during peak flu season

Higher Carotid Plaque Burden Seen With Persistent Asthma

Persistent asthma linked to carotid plaque, total plaque score, even after adjustment for baseline interleukin-6, CRP

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Latent TB Infection

Task force recommends screening asymptomatic adults at increased risk for latent TB infection

Flavonol Intake Linked to Slower Decline in Global Cognition

Beneficial associations seen for dietary intakes of total flavonols and several flavonol constituents

Decrease Noted in Lung Cancer Cases Over Past Five Years

However, screening of high-risk individuals for lung cancer is still low at 5.8 percent nationally

Outreach Messages Up Well-Child Visits, Vaccination Completion

Rates of scheduling and completion of well-child visits increased regardless of whether messages were standard or tailored