Today's Health News

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Lower Among Adults With Vision, Hearing Disability

Compared with those with little to no impairment, adults with serious disability less likely to initiate COVID-19 vaccination

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

Leisure Activities Inversely Linked to Dementia, Alzheimer Disease

Physical activities inversely associated with incidence of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer disease

Day-of-Injury Biomarkers May Predict Functional Outcome After TBI

Plasma concentrations of glial fibrillary acidic protein and ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 may predict death, unfavorable outcomes

Adult Cardiopathy Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia

Only 4 and 9 percent of this effect was mediated by atrial fibrillation or stroke

Increase in Pediatric Intracranial Abscess Cases Seen During COVID-19

Increases seen in isolated intracranial abscess and sinusitis complicated by intracranial abscess during early COVID-19 pandemic

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

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