Today's Health News

Long-Term Disparities in Respiratory Health Persist in the U.S.

Benefits of improved air quality and reduced smoking have not been equally distributed according to socioeconomic status

Paternal Depression May Linger After Child Discharged From NICU

Authors say there is need for increased attention to paternal mental health during infant NICU stay and after discharge to home

Eptinezumab Speeds Pain, Symptom Relief From Migraine Attack

Headache pain, most bothersome symptom resolved more quickly with IV infusion of eptinezumab versus placebo during migraine attack

Presumed Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up for Individuals With HIV

Among individuals with versus without known HIV infection, sudden cardiac death due to occult drug overdose was more common

16.3 Percent of Pregnant Women Have Had COVID-19 Vaccine

Receipt of vaccine highest for women aged 35 to 49 years and for Asian and White versus Hispanic and Black women

Many at High Priority for Kidney Transplant Not on Waitlist

Nonlisted patients disproportionally African American, lack commercial insurance, or reside in lower-income communities

Rare Events of ITP Associated With ChAdOx1 Vaccine

Small increased risk for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura seen after first dose with estimated incidence of 1.13 cases per 100,000 doses

Diabetes, Sleep Disturbances Up Risk for Early Death

Having both conditions poses greater risk than either condition alone

Obesity Tied to Long-Term COVID-19 Complications

Increases seen for hospital admission, mortality, need for diagnostic medical tests occurring 30+ days after positive COVID-19 test

Pandemic Tied to Worsening of Teens’ Mental Health

However, pandemic also tied to decrease in substance use among both boys and girls