Today's Health News

Trial of Labor Tied to Better Delivery Outcomes in Transplant Recipients

Trial of labor rather than scheduled cesarean delivery linked to better neonatal outcomes among kidney, liver transplant recipients

Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

FDA has not had a permanent head for more than eight months, is being overseen by Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock

Climate Change Is World’s Most Pressing Health Problem: WHO

WHO report and open letter signed by health professionals outline major climate issues affecting public health

Antibody Response to BNT162b2 Reported in Pediatric Transplant Recipients

Positive antibody titers seen in 73.3 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients who provided titers at one month after the second dose

GI Bleeding Up for New Users of Rivaroxaban

Compared with other DOACs, rivaroxaban linked to higher rates of GI bleeding overall and in an analysis restricted to patients with atrial fibrillation

AAP: Magnets, Electronics Foreign Body Ingestion Up During COVID-19

No increase found in foreign body ingestions overall, but proportion of magnets and electronics FBI increased significantly

Immediate Drainage No Better for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis

No difference in mortality, fewer invasive interventions seen in patients randomly assigned to postponed drainage strategy

Health Care Workers Show Greatest COVID-19 Stress

Findings compared to other occupational categories, but across occupations, women had high levels of stress, with age acting as a protective factor

NIH Director Francis Collins to Retire by Year’s End

The 71-year-old physician-geneticist will return to his lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda