Today's Health News

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

Movement Disorders May Affect Exercise in Patients With Psychosis

Parkinsonism linked to significantly decreased physical activity, increased sedentary behavior in patients with schizophrenia

Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial for Group 3 Medulloblastoma

Therapy intensification with carboplatin improved five-year event-free survival in children with high-risk group 3 medulloblastoma only

Screen Time Tied to Cognition, Behavior in Children Born Preterm

More than two hours of daily screen time may contribute to adverse outcomes in children aged 6 to 7 years who were extremely preterm at birth

AAN: Head Impact Rates Higher for Soccer Training Activities

Team interaction activities, game play linked to highest rotational kinematics, but lowest impact rates

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

Relapse Risk for Psychosis in Dementia Lower With Continued Pimavanserin

Findings seen in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled discontinuation trial that was stopped early for efficacy

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Used to Study Migraine Symptoms

Patients report more dizziness, motion sickness; neuronal activity more pronounced in superior and inferior occipital gyrus, pontine nuclei

Vision Impairment Tied to Cognitive Decline

Contrast sensitivity impairment may affect cognitive decline across more domains than other vision measures

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

Mortality due to COVID-19 had biggest effect on decline in life expectancy for both men and women, all races examined