Today's Health News

Transplant Beneficial for Kidney Failure in Sickle Cell

Patients with kidney failure associated with sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant despite similar reduction in mortality

U.S. Patterns for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Examined

Decreases in recurrent MI rates, recurrent CHD event rates, heart failure hospitalization rates, all-cause death greater in women than men

More Frequent Disinfectant Use Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma

Findings seen in a survey of U.S. adults with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly

Those 70 years and older have similar postoperative complication scores and long-term survival

Exposure to Greenspace Linked to Lower Risk for Pediatric-Onset IBD

Risk reduced for both ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease; linear dose response seen across increasing quartiles of greenspace

Estimated Opioid-Related Costs $14 Billion for Symptomatic Knee OA

Almost half of costs were for lost productivity, criminal justice expenses, cost associated with diversion activities

Model Can Aid Assessment of Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Validated machine-based learning model performs better than surgeons, radiologists, CADx for predicting malignancy

Treatment to Lower RA Disease Activity Feasible in Pregnancy

In pregnant patients with rheumatoid arthritis, clinicians should strive for remission or low disease activity

Racial/Ethnic Minorities Underrepresented in Vaccine Trials

In adult trials, White patients and women are overrepresented; White patients account for 77.9 percent of participants

Mortality Gap Between Cancer, Heart Disease Narrowing for Women Younger Than 65

Age-adjusted mortality rates decreased for cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2018, but increased for heart disease from 2010