Today's Health News

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe, Effective for High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism

No deaths seen at 30-day follow-up in real-world cohort

High Systolic BP Tied to Higher Cardiovascular Mortality in T2DM

Similarly, very low diastolic BP increases cardiovascular mortality risk with diabetes

Improvements in Cardiometabolic Outcomes Seen With Healthy Vegan Diet

Twins randomly assigned to healthy vegan diet have significant decreases in LDL cholesterol concentration, fasting insulin, body weight

EPA Proposes Removing 100 Percent of Lead Pipes From U.S. Water System

Utility companies expected to cover most of the cost, but there is $15 billion available in the 2021 infrastructure law to help

Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels Tied to 5 Million Excess Deaths Annually

Authors say phasing out fossil fuels could cut deaths globally

Levothyroxine Infusion Does Not Increase Heart Transplants Versus Saline Infusion

No increase seen in hearts being transplanted among hemodynamically unstable brain-dead potential heart donors

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

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

Impacts of Gestational Weight Gain Seen 50+ Years Later

Gaining more than now-recommended amounts of weight increased risk for death from heart disease and diabetes

Filtration of Traffic-Related Air Pollution Mitigates Its Impact on BP

Mean diastolic and systolic BP were higher at one hour for unfiltered drives versus drives in vehicle with HEPA filter