Today's Health News

Overweight Less Likely in Infants With More Sleep, Fewer Awakenings

Odds of infant overweight from 1 to 6 months lower with increase in nighttime sleep duration, decrease in number of waking bouts

Suicide Risk Up for Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Suicide risk significantly elevated for survivors alive beyond the age of 28 years; risk was lower for women than men

Statins May Be Tied to Lower Risk for COVID-19 Death

Statin treatment tied to moderately lower COVID-19 mortality in large population study accounting for preexisting health conditions and other factors

More Than Half of U.S. Infants Born in High-Volume Obstetric Hospitals

Yet, more than one-third of U.S. obstetric hospitals are low-volume with <500 births/year

PCPs Not Routinely Recommending Early Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

Only 11 percent of preschoolers with ADHD diagnosis or symptoms received referrals for parent training in behavior management

Delta Variant Subtype on Rise in United Kingdom

A small number of AY.4.2 cases have also been reported in Denmark and the United States

Pfizer Says Lower Dose of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Younger Children

Dose used in trial that included more than 2,200 children was 10 mcg, while the adult dose is 30 mcg

>86.0 Percent of U.S. Adults Exceed CDRR Sodium Intake Goal

No significant linear trends seen from 2003 to 2016 for U.S. adults overall for unadjusted or energy intake-adjusted mean sodium intake

CDC Signs Off on Moderna, J&J Boosters, Backs Mix ‘n’ Match Shots

Agency plans to release guidance early next week about who might benefit from choosing one booster over another