Today's Health News

Race Alone Does Not Explain Disparities in Cancer Screening

Other factors like physical disability and insurance coverage also play a role in explaining disparities

mRNA-1273 Continues to Be Efficacious at Five Months

Vaccine efficacy was 93.2 percent for preventing COVID-19 illness, 98.2 percent for preventing severe COVID-19

Monitoring BP at Home More Acceptable to Adults

24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring least acceptable method; adherence to minimum number of readings up for home monitoring

Studies Evaluate Accuracy of eGFR Equations That Omit Race

Two studies describe strategies for estimating glomerular filtration rate without the use of race in the equations

Structured Program of Diet, Exercise Can Cut BP in Resistant HTN

Reduction in clinic systolic BP and reduction in 24-hour ambulatory systolic BP greater with Center-Based Lifestyle Intervention

Sexual-Minority Teens Have Elevated Suicide Ideation, Attempt, Plan

Positive associations of sexual minority status with time to first onset of suicide ideation and plan in adjusted analyses

Abiraterone Acetate + Prednisone Cuts Metastasis in Prostate Cancer

And standard of care plus abiraterone improves survival in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer

Intervention May Reverse Early Signs of Autism

Infants who received preemptive intervention had lower odds of meeting diagnostic criteria at age 3 years

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Two-Hour OGTT Can Predict Future Episodic Memory Decline

Higher value on OGTT at baseline linked to worse performance and greater decline in word-list delayed recall test