Today's Health News

Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease Largely Unchanged From 2011 to 2018

However, some small but significant increases and decreases seen in specific geographic areas

Closed-Loop System Improves Glycemic Control in Young Children With T1DM

Percentage of time with glucose level in target range higher during closed-loop period versus sensor-augmented pump therapy period

Biosimilars Could Cut Spending for Biologic Therapy in the U.S.

Increased market growth of biosimilars that are similar to brand-name biologic agents has the potential to reduce spending on prescription drugs

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes

Risk for hypertension even higher for those receiving left-sided radiation therapy, endocrine therapy

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic

Significant predictors of pandemic weight gain were psychological distress, prepandemic weight, and children at home

Significant Health Benefits Seen With Meeting ATS Air Quality Standard

Compared with meeting EPA standards alone, this would prevent 11,850 more deaths, 25,400 more morbidities

Long-Term Medication Usage After Bariatric Surgeries Compared

Patterns of medication use for obesity-related comorbidities slightly more favorable following gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy

Mental Health Improves With Access to Gender-Affirming Hormones

Access to GAH during adolescence, adulthood linked to lower odds of past-year suicidal ideation versus desiring but not accessing GAH

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic