Today's Health News

~10 Percent of Deaths Among Ever-Employed Linked to COPD in 2020

Industries with highest proportionate mortality ratios were mining, accommodation and food services, construction

Most Common Adverse Events With JYNNEOS Are Nonserious

Serious adverse events are rare in adults, and none have been identified among persons aged younger than 18 years

FDA Approves Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters for Children 6 Months and Older

Updated boosters protect against both the original strain of COVID-19 and highly contagious omicron variants

LASIK Should Carry Warnings of Possible Complications, FDA Says

New guidance says complications can include dry eyes, double vision, difficulty with night driving, chronic eye pain

MRI-Targeted Biopsy Beneficial for Men With Elevated PSA

Fewer men in experimental group received diagnosis of clinically insignificant prostate cancer

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes Up PFS in Advanced Melanoma

Significantly longer progression-free survival seen with infusion of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes versus ipilimumab

Supplementation of Some Micronutrients May Improve CVD Outcomes

n-3 fatty acid supplementation may reduce CVD mortality, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease events

RSNA: Deductible Payments May Discourage Breast Imaging

Deductible payments discouraged women from returning for diagnostic workup of abnormal screening results, caused them to skip screening

Perianal Disease, Stricturing or Penetrating Behavior Tied to Crohn Disease Outcomes

Findings in Brazil similar to those in countries with a high prevalence of Crohn disease

Discontinuing Long-Term Opioids Tied to Overdose Risk

Tapering cuts risk for overdose among those with opioid use disorder