Today's Health News

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Screening for Eating Disorders

Evidence insufficient to evaluate the benefits and harms of screening for eating disorders in adolescents and adults

Maternal Cholesterol in Pregnancy Tied to AMI Severity in Adult Offspring

Increased maternal cholesterol levels during pregnancy linked to greater severity of acute myocardial infarction in adult offspring

Varenicline Combo, Extension No Better for Quitting Smoking

Combining varenicline with nicotine patch, extending treatment from 12 to 24 weeks did not increase smoking cessation rates

Sodium Content of Processed Foods Varies by Type, Country

Twofold to threefold differences seen across different countries, with highest sodium levels in processed meat and fish products in China

Mobile Tech Program Helps Adults Control High Blood Pressure

Greater engagement with self-management program linked to lower systolic BP over time, lower risk for very high BP

Short Hospital Stays for Births More Common During Pandemic

No increase seen in infant rehospitalizations within seven days after earlier discharge to home for healthy, term infants

Cases of Takotsubo Syndrome Up in Middle-Aged, Older Women

Majority of cases (88.3 percent) seen in women, especially those aged 50 years or older; incidence higher in middle-aged men than younger men

More Than Half of COVID-19 Survivors Have Postacute Sequelae

Most common sequelae include functional mobility impairments, pulmonary abnormalities, and mental health disorders

Preterm Delivery May Up Risk for Chronic Hypertension in Women

Risk for hypertension increased within first 10 years after delivery and remained elevated at least 40 years later

AI Model Helps Triage Breast MRIs in Women With Dense Breasts

Deep learning model dismissed 39.7 percent of MRI examinations without lesions from women with extremely dense breasts