Today's Health News

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic

Black men less likely than White men to undergo prostatectomy despite similar COVID-19 risk factors, biopsy Gleason grade groups

Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk

Most Inflammatory, Cardiac Manifestations of MIS-C Resolve

Most inflammatory markers normalized by one to four weeks; however, elevated double-negative T cells seen in 92 percent at one to four months

Effectiveness Similar for First-Line ACE Inhibitors, ARBs in HTN

Risks for angioedema, cough, pancreatitis, and GI bleeding significantly lower with ARBs for first-line HTN treatment

Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults

Needs assessment survey conducted in response to increasing clinical burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies May Persist Nine Months After Infection

Seroprevalence found to be 3.5 percent in Vo', Italy, in May 2020; 98.8 percent of sera still reacted against one or more antigens in November

Screen Time Tied to Cognition, Behavior in Children Born Preterm

More than two hours of daily screen time may contribute to adverse outcomes in children aged 6 to 7 years who were extremely preterm at birth

Black, Hispanic Communities Devastated by Loss Are Taking COVID-19 Safety Precautions

But authors say transparent information from public officials is needed to overcome persistent vaccine skepticism

Primary Care Plays Key Role in Vaccinating Older Individuals

Primary care physicians may also play important role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout