Today's Health News

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Tied to Systolic BP Changes

Within two to four months, increases, decreases in systolic BP seen in transmasculine, transfeminine adults, respectively

Higher Red Meat Intake Tied to Worse Imaging Measures of CV Health

Adverse ventricular remodeling, poorer cardiac function, and higher arterial stiffness linked to greater intake of red, processed meat

Brain Activity May Play Role in ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

Stress-related brain activity tied to higher risk for developing Takotsubo syndrome

Gens X and Y Show Worrisome Trend of Declining Health

Future increase in morbidity and mortality rates likely as younger generations age

Severe Mental Illness Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack Death

Those with severe mental illness also less likely to receive revascularization

Nearly Half of Older Adults Use Online Physician Ratings

Online ratings perceived to be very important nearly as often as word-of-mouth recommendations from family and friends

USPSTF Finds Evidence Insufficient for Vitamin D Screening

Evidence insufficient to ascertain benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults

Excess Body Weight Tied to Higher Health Costs Across BMI Levels

Obesity associated with an estimated excess annual medical cost of $1,861 per person among U.S. adults

Rare Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia Seen After AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Reports document 16 reactions in young European patients following first dose of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine

Effects of Leisure Time, Work Activity on CV Events, Mortality Explored

Higher levels of leisure time, but not occupational, physical activity associated with decreased risk for cardiovascular events, death