Today's Health News

FDA: Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen

Nitroso-STG-19 has been found in some samples of the drug

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Has Positive Impact on Rx Demand

Large and positive association seen with medication-related demand intentions, with no negative impact on lifestyle-related intentions

Formulary Restrictions May Worsen Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Risk for adverse health outcomes higher for patients with Medicare Part D plans limiting access to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19 in Pregnancy Reviewed

Cardiovascular complications, such as myocardial injury, arrhythmias, and heart failure, may require change in pregnancy management

Causal Link Suggested for Psoriasis, Cardiovascular Disease

Increased risks noted for heart failure, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, large artery stroke

Machine Learning Algorithm Can Predict Diabetes From ECG

Algorithm predicts no diabetes, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes with 97.1 percent precision, 96.8 percent accuracy

Peripheral Endovascular Intervention Incidence Increased Among Blacks

Black race strongly associated with the composite outcome of death and major amputation at one year

Adult Cardiopathy Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia

Only 4 and 9 percent of this effect was mediated by atrial fibrillation or stroke

Beneficial Effects of Salt Substitutes on BP Are Consistent

Consistent reductions seen in blood pressure across geographical regions and population subgroups based on age, sex, BMI