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CDC: 2021 to 2022 Saw Increase in U.S. Life Expectancy

Increase in life expectancy seen for males and females and for American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic, Black, Asian, White populations

CDC: 2021 to 2022 Saw Increase in Provisional Number of Suicides

Age-adjusted suicide rates increased 1 and 4 percent for males and females, respectively, from 2021 to 2022

Coronary Heart Disease, Especially With Early Onset, Linked to Dementia

Younger age of onset linked to higher risks for incident all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia

Walking at Faster Speeds Linked to Reduction in Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Risk for type 2 diabetes significantly reduced at walking speed of 4 km/hour and greater based on dose-response analysis

Leisure Sedentary Time Linked to Prevalence of Uterine Fibroids

In stratified analysis, correlation between sedentary time and fibroids only seen for women with BMI <24 kg/m2 or perimenopausal

AI Accurate in Diagnosing Suspicious Skin Lesions

AI may be less accurate than clinicians in usage for management decisions

Thyroid Cancer Prevalent Among Transgender Female Veterans

Estrogen gender-affirming hormone therapy may be a risk factor

Lower Number of Positive Childhood Experiences Tied to Eating Behaviors in College Students

Lower number of positive experiences tied to higher binge eating, less intuitive eating

Fourth COVID-19 Shot Beneficial in Patients With Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

Fourth dose reduces risk for SARS-CoV-2 for patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases using DMARDs

Fluvoxamine Does Not Shorten Duration of COVID-19 Symptoms

Findings observed among adults with mild or moderate COVID-19