Today's Health News

Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship Applications Up During Pandemic

Authors say increase may be due to lower barriers for virtual interviews

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Up Early-Onset CRC Risk in Women

Risk for EO-CRC increased with each serving per day during adulthood and during adolescence at ages 13 to 18 years

Response to COVID-19 Vaccine Positive in Patients With IBD

Antibody response in IBD patients, including those receiving biologic therapy at the time of vaccination, similar to that of controls without IBD

Physicians Report Sharing Office Visit Notes Beneficial Overall

While time concerns declined after implementation, half of the clinicians reported being less candid in their documentation

COVID-19-Associated Cancer Screening Deficit Quantified in U.S.

Absolute deficit in screening estimated at 3.9, 3.8, and 1.6 million for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, respectively

Universal Multigene Panel Test in CRC IDs Heritable Mutations

Sequencing results from universal panel changed cancer treatment for roughly one in 10 colorectal cancer patients

Many Patients Prefer Stool-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

Multitarget stool DNA test, fecal immunochemical test, or guaiac-based fecal occult blood test preferred over colonoscopy

Women Physicians Delay Childbearing Versus Nonphysicians

Physicians more likely to experience childbirth at older ages; have same cumulative probability of childbirth as nonphysicians

Mortality Risk Up for Fragmented Care After Complex Cancer Surgery

Mortality higher for patients readmitted to outside hospital rather than index hospital after hepatopancreatobiliary or gastric cancer surgery

FDA Says Do Not Drink ‘Real Water’ Brand Alkaline Water

As of April 26, there had been 11 probable cases and one suspected case of acute nonviral hepatitis in Nevada