Today's Health News

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Comorbidities Up Among Patients With ESRD, Concomitant Psoriasis

Patients with end-stage renal disease and psoriasis are younger, more often obese, and more often have cancer, diabetes, CAD

Actinic Keratosis Diagnosed in Almost One-Third of Older Adults

Authors say increased use of topical fluorouracil may be warranted

Pregnancy Does Not Affect Survival in Women With Melanoma

Racial and socioeconomic factors linked to melanoma survival in women of childbearing age

Diet High in n-3-PUFAs Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher intake of marine n-3 PUFAs and total n-3 PUFAs associated with lower risk for breast cancer, especially for premenopausal women

Tabrecta Gains Full FDA Approval for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Drug approved for non-small cell lung cancer with mutation leading to MET exon 14 skipping

Opioid Rx Down for Chronic Noncancer Pain, Cancer Pain in U.S. Adults

Declines in opioid prescribing outpacing increases in receipt of nonopioid therapies

Clinical Guideline Issued for Use of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

Strong recommendation based on high-certainty evidence against CCP for unselected hospitalized patients with moderate, severe disease

Most Women With Lung Cancer Report Sexual Dysfunction

Little or no interest in sexual activity reported by majority of patients surveyed

Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Association remains regardless of the presence of most other risk factors for ovarian cancer