Today's Health News

AAV Gene Transfer Feasible for the Treatment of Hemophilia A

In a phase 1-2 trial, 16 of 18 men had sustained expression of factor VIII after gene transfer with adeno-associated viral vector (SPK-8011)

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients

Colorectal Cancer Risk Up for Patients With Psoriasis

In subgroup analysis according to sex, increased risk for CRC seen for female, but not male psoriasis patients

FDA Approves Imaging Drug That Can Help Surgeons Spot Ovarian Cancers

Drug is designed to improve surgeon's ability to detect ovarian cancer while operating on a patient

Cervical Cancer Deaths Down Following HPV Vaccine Introduction

Reductions in cervical cancer incidence, mortality in the U.S. greater for those aged 15 to 24 years than those aged 25 to 29, 30 to 39 years

FDA Approves Livtencity for Posttransplant Cytomegalovirus

Livtencity is indicated for posttransplant CMV that does not respond to available antiviral treatments

Caregivers of Childhood Cancer Survivors Concerned About COVID-19 Vaccines

Concerns, expressed early in the rollout, included lack of safety and efficacy data, particularly in children with cancer

Sulfur Microbial Diet May Increase Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Sulfur microbial diet features high intakes of low-calorie drinks, red meats, processed meats and low intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains

RSNA: CT Imaging for Cancer Down During COVID-19 Peak in 2020

In post-COVID-19 peak period in 2020, CT volume still down for cancer screening and initial workup with inconsistent recovery for active cancer

Pandemic Had Greater Effect on Work-Life Balance for Female Physicians

A sizable gender gap evident for risk of depression and anxiety