Today's Health News

Two-Hour OGTT Can Predict Future Episodic Memory Decline

Higher value on OGTT at baseline linked to worse performance and greater decline in word-list delayed recall test

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Adverse Childhood Experiences More Likely for Neurology Patients

High adverse childhood experience scores linked to increased ED utilization, hospitalizations, and telephone encounters

Migraine History Tied to More Severe Menopause Symptoms

Increased odds of severe or very severe hot flashes seen in women with history of migraine

Oxcarbazepine Tied to Nontrauma Fracture in Children Aged 4 to 13 With Epilepsy

Initiating oxcarbazepine, but not levetiracetam, linked to increased incidence rate ratio for nontrauma fracture

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Later Opioid Use, Misuse

History of TBI tied to 52 percent increased odds of prescription opioid use, 65 percent increased odds of prescription opioid misuse

Subjective Sleep Quality Worse for People With Migraine

Percentage of REM sleep lower for adults and children with migraine compared with controls; less total sleep time seen for pediatric patients

Precedent Needed for FDA Approval Decisions When Evidence Lacking

In seven of 22 cases, approval used new interpretations of original evidence and did not require new evidence

Americans Struggling With High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Adults younger than 65 years twice as likely to report not filling needed prescriptions due to cost versus seniors

Pandemic Tied to Fewer Concussion Visits

However, those seeking care delayed care and were less likely to be from sports