Today's Health News

Three Modes of Transmission Explain Most Giardiasis Outbreaks

Water exposure, person-to-person contact, contaminated food accounted for more than half of outbreaks in 2012 to 2017

Psychiatric Visits Increased Significantly in 2020 Versus 2019

7 percent increase found in psychiatric care volume overall, but 42 percent decrease seen for new patients

Maternal Cardiovascular Health in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring Cardiovascular Health

Maternal CV health at 28 weeks of gestation tied to offspring cardiovascular health at ages 10 to 14 years

Pediatric Oncology Services Disrupted During Pandemic

Newly diagnosed pediatric cancer cases decreased in 43 percent of centers; treatment abandonment increased in 34 percent

AAAAI: Peanut Allergy Down 16 Percent in Infants

After 2016 changes to feeding guidelines advising earlier introduction of peanut, prevalence of peanut allergy in infants has decreased

Costs of Eating Disorders Quantified for the United States

Total economic costs estimated at $64.7 billion for fiscal year 2018 to 2019; reduction in well-being costs estimated at $326.5 billion

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Birth Weight Modifies Link Between Adult IGF-1 Levels, T2DM

IGF-1 levels inversely associated with T2DM risk in dose-dependent manner, but only among those with birth weight ≥2.5 kg

Childhood ADHD May Raise Risk for Later Psychotic Disorder

Findings based on systematic review and meta-analysis of pooled data from 12 studies involving more than 1.85 million participants

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Found in Diagnosis, Treatment of ADHD

Asian, Black, Hispanic children less likely to be diagnosed than Whites; White children more likely to receive some treatment