Today's Health News

Many Adults Do Not See Link Between Racism, Poorer Health

Findings revealed in national survey of U.S. adults with family incomes of less than $125,000

Cardiovascular Disease Still Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

18.6 million deaths attributed to CVD in 2019, representing a 17.1 percent increase from 2010

Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehab Beneficial for Stroke Survivors

Exercise-based cardiac rehab improves exercise endurance with improvement on six-minute walk test and maximum metabolic equivalents

Hospitalizations for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Up in Australia

Risk factors include peripheral sensory neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, nephropathy, and poor glycemic control

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Does Not Up Stroke Risk in A-Fib

Risk for stroke or systemic embolism not increased with low-to-moderate drinking; no increased risk found for bleeding

Cases of Idiopathic Intracranial HTN on the Rise in Wales

Prevalence of IIH is associated with increasing body mass index in the population and increased deprivation

Stem Cell Transplant May Slow Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Long-term outcomes assessed in 210 patients with MS who underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Hahn Resigns as Head of FDA, Dr. Janet Woodcock New Interim Chief

A permanent FDA commissioner has not yet been nominated, but Woodcock is under consideration

Retinal Changes Linked to Cognitive Function in T1DM Patients

Structural and vascular changes detected on noninvasive retinal imaging tied to performance on tests of cognitive function

Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID-19

No difference in outcomes seen among hospitalized COVID-19 patients continuing, discontinuing renin-angiotensin system inhibitors