Today's Health News

Three Modes of Transmission Explain Most Giardiasis Outbreaks

Water exposure, person-to-person contact, contaminated food accounted for more than half of outbreaks in 2012 to 2017

AI Algorithm May Differentiate Polyps on CT Colonography

Adding machine learning-based image analysis allows noninvasive differentiation of benign and premalignant polyps

Terlipressin Bests Placebo in Type 1 Hepatorenal Syndrome

Terlipressin is more effective for reversal of HRS but is associated with more adverse events and death due to respiratory disorders

New Algorithm Can Predict Advanced Liver Disease

The CIRRhosis Using Standard tests algorithm could use results of routine blood tests to identify those at high risk for advanced liver disease

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Umbrella Review Reveals Links Between Diet, Colorectal Cancer

Review of meta-analyses of prospective observational studies reveals lower risk with higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, yogurt

Text Reminders + Mailed Home Testing Up Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening rates improved in patients due for testing at a community health center predominantly serving people of color

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

Cigarette Smoke Adds to Colorectal Neoplasia Risk in Patients With IBD

Adding smoke exposure improves the current risk stratification for colorectal neoplasia surveillance strategies