Today's Health News

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

Risk Factors ID’d for Poor Health-Related QOL in MS Patients

Clinicians can use early risk factors to identify patients who are more likely to have the worst physical and mental HRQoL trajectories

Most Eutylone-Involved Deaths in 2020 Occurred in Two States

Eutylone-involved deaths frequently co-involved illicitly manufactured fentanyls, and cocaine or methamphetamine

Immune-Inflammatory Biomarkers Higher in Severe Mental Illness, T2DM

Increased peripheral levels of inflammatory biomarkers and oxidative stress biomarkers seen in people with severe mental illness or T2DM

Link Between Serotonin and Depression Questioned

Hypothesis that depression is caused by low serotonin not supported; some evidence shows decrease in serotonin with antidepressant use

Use of Medication Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder Increased 2010 to 2019

However, 86.6 percent of people with opioid use disorder are not receiving medication treatment

Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease Patients in Rural Areas Lack Specialty Care

Rural patients more likely to be diagnosed and treated by primary care providers

Medical Cannabis Use Not Uncommon for Menopause Symptoms

Users endorse medical cannabis for sleep disturbance and mood/anxiety symptoms

Higher BMI May Increase Risk for Disordered Eating Behaviors in Children

Among children ages 9 to 10 years, no sex differences observed in likelihood of engaging in disordered eating behaviors

Hep C Reinfection Low Among People Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy

Rate of hepatitis C virus reinfection higher among people with recent injecting drug use