Today's Health News

Higher Dietary Intake of ALA May Lower Mortality Risk

Higher dietary intake of alpha linolenic acid linked to reduced risk for mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease

Key Elements ID’d for Transition to Adult Care for Kawasaki Disease

Key element for successful health care transition is structured intervention, including planning, transfer, integration into adult care

Pregnancy Outcomes Examined in Women With Congenital Heart Disease

Maternal complications, neonatal morbidity and mortality were significantly elevated, but absolute rates were low

Poor Oral Health Tied to Greater Severity of COVID-19

Subgroup analysis suggests that poor oral health may increase severity of COVID-19 in patients with cardiovascular diseases

Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

FDA has not had a permanent head for more than eight months, is being overseen by Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock

Too Few At-Risk Seniors Monitor Blood Pressure at Home

Poll shows health care providers should encourage regular monitoring for older adults with hypertension or other chronic conditions requiring blood pressure control

Marine Omega-3 Supplements Tied to Higher Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Risk appeared to be greater in trials testing >1 g/day dosing

Myocarditis Reported After BNT162b2 Vaccination in Israel

Estimated incidence highest among males 16 to 29 years; second study shows highest standardized incidence ratio for males 16 to 19 years

FDA Reduces Recommended Salt Levels in Americans’ Food

The new, voluntary guideline aims to reduce average sodium intake from 3,400 to 3,000 mg per day in the next 2.5 years

USPSTF Advises Against Starting Aspirin in ≥60s to Prevent CVD

For adults aged 40 to 59 years with 10 percent or greater 10-year CVD risk, decision to initiate aspirin should be individualized