Today's Health News

Metformin, Lifestyle Changes Cut Risk for T2DM, But Not CVD

No reduction seen in first occurrence of nonfatal MI, stroke, or CV death with either metformin or lifestyle intervention versus placebo

Survey IDs Challenges of Health Care Environmental Hygiene

50 of 51 health care facilities surveyed lacking in some or all of the five components of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene strategy

Several Health Indicators Differ for LBG, Heterosexual Adults

Bisexual men and women, gay men, lesbian women reported smoking, heavy drinking, using marijuana, illicit stimulants more often

Healthy Lifestyle May Lower Dementia Risk Despite Genetics

Higher scores in Life's Simple 7 at midlife linked to lower risk for dementia across the range of genetic risk

Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase In-Hospital Stroke-Related Deaths

Each 10 µg/m3 increase in short-term, long-term average exposure to PM1, PM2.5, PM10 linked to increased risk for in-hospital fatality

Post-COVID Conditions Are Common Among Adult Survivors

More than twofold risk of acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory signs and symptoms among survivors aged 18 to 64, ≥65 years

Gout Drug May Cut Mortality in Heart Failure Hospitalizations

In-hospital mortality rate lower for patients with acute heart failure exacerbation who received colchicine for gout flare

Impact of Policy Changes for Anemia Care in Hemodialysis Examined

Changes in anemia care associated with lower risks for major adverse cardiovascular events, stroke, mortality, heart failure

Extreme Heat Tied to Higher All-Cause Mortality

Greater increases seen among older adults, men, and Black populations

Model Targeting Appetitive Traits Aids Weight Loss

Individuals who score higher on food responsiveness lose more weight in the responsiveness to cues interventions