Today's Health News

Higher Frequency Cannabis Use Tied to Demographic Factors

Young and racial minority populations, those with low socioeconomic status more likely to have higher frequency use

Women Underrepresented in U.S. Health System Leadership

Findings seen among the largest U.S. health systems, insurance groups, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

Settlement was reached in thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for its role in opioid epidemic

Overall Prevalence of Autism 2.3 Percent Among 8-Year-Olds in 2018

And, cumulative incidence of ASD diagnosis or eligibility received by 48 months was higher in children aged 4 years versus those aged 8 years in 2018

Care for Eating Disorders Up During Pandemic

No similar increase in inpatient or outpatient care seen for three comparator behavioral health conditions

Early Childhood Feeding Problems Tied to Developmental Delays

Authors say young children with multiple eating problems may benefit from screening for developmental delay

Discrimination Has Pervasive Adverse Links to Mental Health

Adverse mental health, substance use, and poor well-being reported for young adults with interpersonal discrimination

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

Risk increased for emergency department visits for any cause and for heat-related illness, renal disease, mental disorders

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

Cities and states nationwide have pushed for overdose prevention sites in recent years

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients