Today's Health News

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

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

Nurse Work Environment Tied to Ischemic Stroke Outcomes

Better work environment associated with fewer readmissions and shorter length of stay

Prescribing Up for Drugs Associated With Falls in Older Adults

Concurrent rise seen in fall-related mortality in older adults in the United States from 1999 to 2017

Eating Fish Cuts Risk for Recurrence, Death in Those With CVD

Lower risk seen for major CVD, mortality with a minimal fish intake of 175 g (approximately two servings) weekly in those with vascular disease