Today's Health News

Global Trends in Rates of IBD Hospitalization Examined

Hospitalization rates stable in countries in stage 3 (compounding prevalence), while rates up in countries with accelerating incidence

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients

6.5 percent of men who have sex with men had anal swabs that were positive for MPXV, despite reporting no symptoms

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRE Indices Studied for Active Crohn Disease

High sensitivity, but low specificity, seen for sMARIA, London, 'extended' London scores for active terminal ileal Crohn disease

Starting Colonoscopy Every 10 Years at Age 45 Cost-Effective for All

For all BMI/sex groups, initiating colonoscopy at 45 years or annual FIT at 40 years is cost-effective at threshold of $100,000/QALY

CDC IDs Two Outbreaks of GI Illness Linked to Splash Pad Use

Outbreaks of shigellosis and norovirus infection were associated with getting splash pad water in the mouth

Guideline Addresses Anorectal Abscess; Anal, Rectovaginal Fistulas

Clinical guidelines updated for management of anorectal abscess, fistula-in-ano, and rectovaginal fistula

Radiomics-Based AI Models Can Detect PDAC From Prediagnostic CT

AI-based approach may detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma at a subclinical stage

Few Insured Individuals Receive Timely DAA Treatment for Hep C

Individuals with Medicare and Medicaid have lower odds of treatment initiation than those with private insurance

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

One in four Americans have put off medical care or prescription purchases due to higher prices