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Past Trauma Tied to Worse Mental Health During Pandemic for Aging Women

History of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence linked to greater depression, anxiety, and sleep problems during COVID-19 pandemic

Artificial Intelligence Better Than Risk Factors for Predicting Cancer Risk

Findings seen for screening-detected breast cancer, but not interval cancer risk

Asthma, Smoking, Chronic Sinusitis Tied to Early COPD Risk

Large study of Hispanic adults shows association with risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before age 50

Two-Hour OGTT Can Predict Future Episodic Memory Decline

Higher value on OGTT at baseline linked to worse performance and greater decline in word-list delayed recall test

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Antibodies ID’d in Neonates of Women Vaccinated Against COVID-19

All 36 neonates had high levels of anti-S IgG; in 34 of 36 neonates, levels exceeded 250 U/mL

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Slows Metastatic Breast Cancer

Progression-free survival longer with T-DXd versus T-DM1 for HER2+ metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and taxane

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

Many Pregnancies Affected by Iron Deficiency

Yet, less than half of individuals have their ferritin levels checked during pregnancy