Today's Health News

Despite Reopening, Britain Sees Six Straight Days of Declines in COVID-19 Cases

Shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them predicted a powerful surge in cases after the government reopened the country

~9 Percent of Teens Have Heard of Heated Tobacco Products

About 30 percent of those who had ever tried HTPs continued to use them; 18.3 percent of never users susceptible to future use

Antibody Responses Seen After Mild SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children

Robust and durable humoral immune response detected; antibody responses and neutralizing activity comparable, superior to those in adults

Maternal Obesity May Up Risk for Future Liver Disease in Offspring

Maternal obesity in early pregnancy linked to increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the child by age 25 years

Deaths Up in 2020, Even When Accounting for COVID-19

Men ages 15 to 64 years of age were particularly hard-hit by excess deaths, while children were spared

Inequalities Found With U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act Requirement

Women disproportionately excluded in minimum hours requirement; tenure requirement excludes Blacks, indigenous, multiracial workers

~40 Percent of Incident Heart Failure Diagnoses Occur in Acute Care

46 percent of those diagnosed in acute care had potential heart failure symptoms in previous six months

Corneal Nerve Fiber Damage ID’d in Patients With Long COVID

Corneal small nerve fiber loss, increased dendritic cells seen in patients with neurological symptoms at four weeks after acute COVID-19

VTE Risk Up for Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Venous thromboembolism occurred less often for those with Crohn disease versus ulcerative colitis

Anti-SSA, Anti-SSB Antibodies Low in RA Patients Wishing to Conceive

Prevalence of autoantibodies low among patients wishing to conceive; prevalence higher among rheumatoid factor-positive patients