Today's Health News

Formulary Restrictions May Worsen Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Risk for adverse health outcomes higher for patients with Medicare Part D plans limiting access to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRE Indices Studied for Active Crohn Disease

High sensitivity, but low specificity, seen for sMARIA, London, 'extended' London scores for active terminal ileal Crohn disease

Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Association remains regardless of the presence of most other risk factors for ovarian cancer

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Adding foods high in calcium and potassium to the diet may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Discovery of poliovirus in sewage samples suggests there is already community transmission of the virus

FDA: Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen

Nitroso-STG-19 has been found in some samples of the drug

Three At-Home COVID-19 Tests Needed to Confirm Negative Result, FDA Says

Agency said the latest research suggests that taking just two antigen tests misses too many infections

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

Symptoms Linger for Some Children After Acute COVID-19, MIS-C

Persistent symptoms or activity impairment seen in more than 25 percent of children hospitalized with COVID-19, MIS-C

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Has Positive Impact on Rx Demand

Large and positive association seen with medication-related demand intentions, with no negative impact on lifestyle-related intentions