Today's Health News

Cancer Screening, Diagnoses Down During Early Pandemic

Higher positivity rate during the early pandemic might reflect prioritizing of higher-risk patients

Opioid Use May Contribute to Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

At the state level, opioid death rate at four years prior predicted the initial incidence of pancreatic cancer

Aspirin Use Cuts CRC Risk in Those Initiating Use Before Age 70

Inverse association seen for aspirin users starting use before age 70, but not for those initiating use at or after age 70 years

Non-Hispanic Blacks Underrepresented on Transplant Wait List

However, racial disparities in liver transplantation are greatly diminished

Hahn Resigns as Head of FDA, Dr. Janet Woodcock New Interim Chief

A permanent FDA commissioner has not yet been nominated, but Woodcock is under consideration

Nearly One in Four Doctors Report Harassment on Social Media

No gender difference seen in personal attacks; women significantly more likely to report online sexual harassment

Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary

Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Green-Mediterranean Diet Boosts Intrahepatic Fat Loss

Diet amplified in Mankia, green tea, walnuts achieves greater intrahepatic fat loss than other nutritional strategies

Virtual Care Maintains Quality Cancer Care

Majority of patients, physicians report satisfaction with virtual care

Breast, Cervical, CRC Screening Below Healthy People 2020 Targets

Colorectal cancer test receipt near target in 2018, with 66.9 percent of adults aged 50 to 75 years up to date with testing