Today's Health News

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Affordable Care Act

Record number of Americans enrolled in 2022, as U.S. health officials targeted hard-to-reach communities with outreach efforts

Nab-Paclitaxel Does Not Increase Overall Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

No significant improvement seen in survival with gemcitabine and cisplatin for patients with locally advanced disease, gallbladder adenocarcinoma

New USDA Rule Ramps Up Oversight of Organic Food

Rule increases certification of more supply chain businesses and boosts authority for inspections, record-keeping, traceability, and fraud prevention

Report Outlines National Plan to Test Wastewater for Harmful Germs

Used during the pandemic in selected locations, the testing system spotted the spread of COVID-19 in local communities

Follow-Up Colonoscopy Rates Low After Positive Stool-Based Test

Follow-up colonoscopy rates were 43.3 percent within 90 days, 56.1 percent within 360 days of positive stool-based screening test result

Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Liver Steatosis

Fast-food intake ≥20 percent of daily calories linked to greater steatosis as continuous measure and with the CAP ≥263 dB/m cutoff

Pandemic Funding Saved More Americans From Medical Debt

Researchers suggest that federal pandemic relief programs may have helped patients make a dent in their medical bills

MRI-Guided Radiotherapy Bests CT Guidance for Prostate Cancer

Benefits seen for genitourinary and gastrointestinal toxic effects

Epstein-Barr Viral Load Monitoring May Reduce Risk After Liver Transplant

Epstein-Barr virus viral load monitoring may reduce incidence of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease

Recommendations Updated for Management of Celiac Disease

Multiple biopsies of duodenum needed for diagnosis of celiac disease; upper endoscopy with intestinal biopsy useful for monitoring cases on gluten-free diet