Today's Health News

Impaired Glucose Homeostasis Seen With Exposure to Artificial Light at Night

Prevalence ratio of 1.28 found for diabetes with highest versus the lowest quintile of exposure to light at night

Vaginal Birth After C-Section Tied to Later Pelvic Floor Surgery

Heightened risk seen particularly for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Lecanemab Reduced Markers of Amyloid in Early Alzheimer Disease

Moderately less decline seen in cognition and function at 18 months with lecanemab versus placebo

Fewer Parents Talking to Child’s Regular Provider About Vaccines

Conversations less often about flu or COVID-19 vaccines versus school-required vaccines

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

Global goals include reaching UNAIDS targets for reducing new infections and reaching targets for all age, gender, and population groups

First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight C. difficile

Rebyota is prepared from human stool donated by qualified individuals

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Administration says it expects to issue updated draft guidance in the coming months

CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater

Agency says information could be used to target vaccination efforts and rapidly increase coverage if needed

Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer Is Low

Adjusted predicted probabilities of being aware of alcohol-cancer link higher for those believing alcohol increases heart disease risk

Nutritional Supplements May Have Role in Hair Loss Treatment

Potential benefit seen for multiple supplements, including omegas 3 and 6 with antioxidants, zinc, pumpkin seed oil