Today's Health News

Impact of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Kidney Function Examined

Gender-affirming hormone therapy associated with increased serum creatinine in transgender men, but not transgender women

Low Serum Urate Level Tied to Low Lean Mass, Underweight

Association of low serum urate with increased mortality not statistically significant after adjusting for body composition

Weight Loss Greater With Commercial Weight Management Program

Greater weight loss seen at both three months and 12 months for adults using a commercial program versus a do-it-yourself approach

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

Multidose BCG Protects Against COVID-19 in At-Risk Individuals

Efficacy of 92 percent found among at-risk COVID-19-unvaccinated individuals with type 1 diabetes

COVID-19 Risk for Dialysis Patients Tied to Antibody Response to Vaccine

During omicron, risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection dependent on antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine regardless of number of doses

For Self-Measured BP, Smartphone App No Better Than Standard Device

SMBP paired with a connected smartphone app not superior to standard SMBP for BP reduction, patient satisfaction

FDA: Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen

Nitroso-STG-19 has been found in some samples of the drug

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients