Today's Health News

Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers

Prevalence of hand dermatitis 92.6 percent in health care workers, 68.7 percent for general population

Sleep Medications Do Not Improve Sleep Disturbance in Women

Women who initiated sleep medications rated their sleep disturbances similarly after one and two years

More Research Needed on Virtual Assessment of Cognitive Function

Evidence lacking for accuracy of virtual cognitive assessments for diagnosing dementia, mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Mental Health Poor for 11 Percent of U.K. Adults During COVID-19

Steady deterioration in mental health seen for 7.0 percent; mental health initially declined and remained very poor for 4.1 percent

American Medical Association Vows to Confront Racism Among Doctors

With about 270,000 members, the AMA represents a little more than 25 percent of U.S. doctors

Internet-Delivered CBT Noninferior for OCD in Children

Stepped care offering internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy with in-person CBT if necessary noninferior to in-person CBT only

Biden Restores Health Care Protection for Gay and Transgender Americans

Policy will bring HHS into line with Supreme Court decision that said sex discrimination laws in workplaces also protect gay and transgender people

Depot Buprenorphine Improves Outcomes in Opioid Dependence

Improvement seen in treatment satisfaction and several secondary end points for depot buprenorphine versus sublingual buprenorphine

Risks for Suicide, Self-Harm Up for Adult ICU Survivors

Factors include previous depression or anxiety, previous PTSD, invasive mechanical ventilation

ED Visits for Pediatric Mental Health Issues Up During COVID-19

Odds of admission for mental health issues also on the rise, as were lengths of stay