Today's Health News

Nearly One in 10 U.S. Teens, Adults Had Past-Year Depression

Sharp increases in depression seen among teens, young adults from 2015 to 2019

Unintentional Overdose Deaths in U.S. Teens Spiked in 2020

Eight in 10 teen unintentional overdose deaths involved fentanyl and other synthetic opioids

Norovirus Outbreaks Have Increased to Prepandemic Levels

In surveillance year 2021 to 2022, 992 outbreaks were reported compared with 1,056 and 343 in 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021

More Batches of Moderna COVID-19 Shots Shipped Amid Reports of Shortages

While supplies of the updated Pfizer booster shot appear to be plentiful, some pharmacies have reported not having enough Moderna vaccine

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Risk factors for medical indebtedness include hospitalization, disability, high deductible, Medicare Advantage, and no insurance coverage

FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage

Problems highlighted in report include outdated data-sharing systems, below-normal staffing and training for food inspectors

Canada May Soon Drop COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

Whether a similar requirement for the United States will also end this month is not known

Paternal Childhood Smoke Exposure Tied to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Fathers' passive smoke exposure through childhood to puberty linked to nonallergic asthma risk in offspring

FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Risk With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

Equipment issue may allow someone to break in and cause the pump to deliver too much or too little insulin to the patient

Prenatal Fish Oil, High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Croup Risk in Offspring

Risk reduced for croup before age of three years