Today's Health News

Pfizer Vaccine Given Final Approval for Use in Adolescents

News comes as COVID-19 deaths are now averaging around 600 per day, the lowest tally since early July

Baricitinib Shows Long-Term Efficacy for Atopic Dermatitis

Long-term sustained outcomes seen among adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis

Tezepelumab Cuts Exacerbations in Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma

Adult or adolescent patients receiving tezepelumab also have better lung function, asthma control, health-related quality of life

High BMI in Adolescence Linked to Ischemic Stroke in Adulthood

Hazard ratios for first ischemic stroke event increased for BMI in 50th to 84th percentile, overweight, obesity

Neurological Manifestations Prevalent for Inpatients With COVID-19

Presence of clinically captured neurologic signs and/or syndromes linked to increased risk for in-hospital death

Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Cannabis Users With Arrhythmias

Cannabis users with arrhythmia have 4.5 times higher odds of in-hospital mortality than users without arrhythmia

Noninvasive Markers Aid Risk Assessment of Prostate Cancer

Model combining measurement of EN2 protein marker and levels of 10 genes in urine could reduce unnecessary biopsies

AI System Can Predict Deterioration in COVID-19 Patients in ED

System that uses chest X-ray images, clinical variables had area under the curve of 0.786 for predicting deterioration in 96 hours

Tympanostomy-Tube Placement No Better for Recurrent Otitis Media

Rate of episodes of acute otitis media not significantly lower with tympanostomy-tube placement versus medical management

Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine ID’d

Reaction occurred at or near injection site; reactions were pruritic, painful, and edematous pink plaques