Today's Health News

Real-World Data Links Rosuvastatin to Adverse Effects on Kidneys

Greater risks for hematuria, proteinuria seen with higher rosuvastatin dose

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Comorbidities Up Among Patients With ESRD, Concomitant Psoriasis

Patients with end-stage renal disease and psoriasis are younger, more often obese, and more often have cancer, diabetes, CAD

Impact of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Kidney Function Examined

Gender-affirming hormone therapy associated with increased serum creatinine in transgender men, but not transgender women

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening

No new evidence identified to support changes to the 2016 recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes

Gout More Prevalent Among Black Versus White U.S. Adults

Racial disparities in gout may be explained by differences in diet, social determinants of health, and chronic kidney disease

COVID-19 Risk for Dialysis Patients Tied to Antibody Response to Vaccine

During omicron, risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection dependent on antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine regardless of number of doses

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Adding foods high in calcium and potassium to the diet may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones

Removing Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones Beneficial

Risk for relapse lower with removal of small, asymptomatic, secondary stones during endoscopic removal of primary stone