Today's Health News

Airway Injuries Severe Consequence of Button Battery Ingestion

Tracheoesophageal fistulae and vocal cord paralyses are most common airway sequelae; vocal cord paralysis occurs after shorter exposure

Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Severe SARS-CoV-2 Outcomes

Odds ratios increased for hospital admission, ICU admission, death with increased exposure to increased ground-level ozone

Survey IDs Challenges of Health Care Environmental Hygiene

50 of 51 health care facilities surveyed lacking in some or all of the five components of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene strategy

Several Health Indicators Differ for LBG, Heterosexual Adults

Bisexual men and women, gay men, lesbian women reported smoking, heavy drinking, using marijuana, illicit stimulants more often

AI Aids Assessment of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules on CT

Improvement seen in risk stratification and management recommendations with use of computer-aided diagnosis

Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Feasible for Pneumonia Diagnosis in Primary Care

Short training program appears sufficient and little time is needed to perform the scan in practice

Post-COVID Conditions Are Common Among Adult Survivors

More than twofold risk of acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory signs and symptoms among survivors aged 18 to 64, ≥65 years

Extreme Heat Tied to Higher All-Cause Mortality

Greater increases seen among older adults, men, and Black populations

E-Cigarette Use Tied to Excess Health Care Utilization

Current use contributed to $15.1 billion in annual health care expenditures in 2018

Global Burden of RSV Profiled in Children Aged 0 to 60 Months in 2019

In 2019, 2.0 and 3.6 percent of deaths in children aged 0 to 60 months and 28 days to 6 months, respectively, attributable to RSV infection