Today's Health News

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

Risk increased for emergency department visits for any cause and for heat-related illness, renal disease, mental disorders

PSA Testing Rates Up in the U.S. After Change in Guidance

Prostate-specific antigen testing rates increased for men aged 40 to 89 years following 2017 revision of USPSTF recommendation on screening

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients

FDA Approves Livtencity for Posttransplant Cytomegalovirus

Livtencity is indicated for posttransplant CMV that does not respond to available antiviral treatments

RSNA: CT Imaging for Cancer Down During COVID-19 Peak in 2020

In post-COVID-19 peak period in 2020, CT volume still down for cancer screening and initial workup with inconsistent recovery for active cancer

Pandemic Had Greater Effect on Work-Life Balance for Female Physicians

A sizable gender gap evident for risk of depression and anxiety

Biden Plan Will Spend $1.5 Billion to Boost Health Worker Supply

The pandemic has exacerbated health care disparities for minorities and underserved communities

Blacks, Hispanics Still Underrepresented in Cancer Clinical Trials

Odds of participation up for Blacks, Hispanics in breast, lung, prostate cancer trials in 2015 to 2019 compared with 2000 to 2004

Growing Evidence Links Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium, Maculopathy

Specific retinal conditions proportionately more common for PPS users versus users of other interstitial cystitis, bladder pain drugs

30 Percent of Hospital-Based Health Care Personnel Unvaccinated

COVID-19 vaccination coverage increased from 36.1 to 60.2 percent from January to April 2021, then slowed, reaching 70.0 percent as of Sept. 15