Today's Health News

Many Hospitals Lack All-Trans Retinoic Acid for Treating Leukemia

Only 14 percent of hospitals that referred patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia had ATRA readily available

Discrimination Has Pervasive Adverse Links to Mental Health

Adverse mental health, substance use, and poor well-being reported for young adults with interpersonal discrimination

Almost One-Third of Mumps Cases in U.S. Occur in Children, Teens

Median of 87 percent of the pediatric patients each year had previously received one or more MMR vaccine dose

Simulation Can Improve Time to First Shock in IHCA

Online education and code simulation improves performance of intensive care unit nurses when responding to in-hospital cardiac arrests

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

Risk increased for emergency department visits for any cause and for heat-related illness, renal disease, mental disorders

AI-Augmented System Aids Classification of Colorectal Polyps

Compared with standard microscopic assessment, AI-augmented digital system improves accuracy of classification of polyps by pathologists

Most Immunosuppressive Meds Not Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Except for rituximab, no increased risk seen for in-hospital death or mechanical ventilation for those on long-term immunosuppressive therapy

Concurrent Zoster, Flu Vaccines Tied to Lower Subsequent Flu Vaccine Uptake

Patients may misattribute adverse effects commonly caused by the zoster vaccine to the influenza vaccine

PSA Testing Rates Up in the U.S. After Change in Guidance

Prostate-specific antigen testing rates increased for men aged 40 to 89 years following 2017 revision of USPSTF recommendation on screening

Early Childhood Feeding Problems Tied to Developmental Delays

Authors say young children with multiple eating problems may benefit from screening for developmental delay