Today's Health News

Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults

Needs assessment survey conducted in response to increasing clinical burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

Remote Monitoring System Reduces Chemotherapy Symptom Burden

Significant reductions seen for global distress index, psychological symptoms, physical symptoms of Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

Mortality due to COVID-19 had biggest effect on decline in life expectancy for both men and women, all races examined

Allergy Information on Food Labels Difficult to Interpret

Precautionary allergen label information judged to be comprehensible by less than 40 percent of individuals

Multitarget Fecal Immunochemical Test Ups Diagnostic Accuracy

Cross-validated sensitivity improved with multitarget FIT compared with standard FIT test for advanced neoplasia and advanced adenoma

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Reduces Infections in Cirrhosis Patients

64.8 percent reduction in COVID-19 infections seen 28 days after receipt of first dose of mRNA vaccine

Non-Antimicrobial Drugs Tied to Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

Proton pump inhibitors, beta-blockers, antimetabolites linked to infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Almost Half of Patients Admitted With COVID-19 Have Complications

Likelihood of having complications higher for men than women and for those aged older than 60 years