COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Study Paused

ACTIV-3 study, testing use of an antibody therapy with remdesivir, paused 'out of an abundance of caution'

Immune Responses Long-Lasting After Serious COVID-19

IgG levels remain elevated for four months in patients with symptoms lasting for 14 days

Surgeon General Issues Call to Action for Hypertension Control

Three specific goals can drive change in hypertension control in the United States

Individuals With Blood Group O Have Lower Risk for COVID-19

And more COVID-19 patients with blood group A or AB require mechanical ventilation, CRRT

Telehealth Disparity Seen in Cancer Care

Black, Hispanic patients with cancer significantly less likely to use video telehealth versus White patients

ACS: Tranexamic Acid No Better Than Placebo After Severe Injury

Antifibrinolytic agent may lower 30-day mortality when used within one hour of injury, for severe shock

NIH Launches Trial of Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19

The phase 2 trial will assess effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies in conjunction with remdesivir

Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir Aid HCV D&#43/R− Kidney Transplants

Two studies demonstrate safe transplant of kidneys from deceased donors with HCV infection

Sitagliptin May Cut Mortality in T2DM Patients With COVID-19

Sitagliptin at time of hospitalization linked to reduced mortality, improved clinical outcomes

Lack of Knowledge Barrier to Prone Positioning Use in ARDS

Implementation strategies developed included educational outreach, learning collaborative

Maternal Distress in Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Maternal depression during pregnancy may increase child's risk for asthma at 10 years of age

Maternal Epidural During Birth Linked to Later Autism in Kids

Autism risk seems to increase with longer duration of epidural exposure

Black Race Tied to COVID-19 Admissions, but Not Deaths

In-hospital mortality higher for Asian patients, despite lower risk for hospital admission

BMD Testing Rates Low in Men Initiating ADT for Prostate Cancer

Odds of BMD testing up with history of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, bisphosphonate use

U.S. Deaths Up 20 Percent From March Through July 2020

The United States has had high COVID-19-associated mortality compared with other countries

Racism, Preventive Care at Forefront of American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

Elizabeth Murray, D.O., AAP spokesperson, discussed the highlights of this year's virtual conference with HD Live!

AACR Reports Racial-, Ethnicity-Based Cancer Health Disparities

Despite progress, African Americans continue to have highest overall cancer death rate in the U.S.

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused for Unexplained Illness

Johnson & Johnson stopped its COVID-19 vaccine trial, which began phase 3 testing last month

ACA Lowered Out-of-Pocket Costs for Low-Income Families

High-income families saw smaller financial benefit from ACA policies than low-, middle-income families

Relationship Explored Between Physical Activity and Lymphoma

Dose-response analysis showed protective effect with 1 percent risk reduction per three MET hours/week

One Size May Not Fit All for Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

Guidelines reduce postoperative opioid prescribing but may result in inadequate pain control for some

More Than Half of Cancer Patients Willing to Enroll in Clinical Trials

Participation rates similar for Black and White patients, treatment and cancer control trials

Survey: About 3 in 4 U.S. Adults Likely to Get Flu Shot This Season

One-third report they are more likely to get a flu shot this year than previously

Certain HTN Meds May Cut Deaths From Influenza, Pneumonia

Use of ACE-I/ARB versus nonuse linked to lower mortality for those hospitalized with flu, pneumonia

Out-of-Network Claims Fairly Common for Elective Colonoscopy

Out-of-network claims involved anesthesiologist, pathologist in 64, 40 percent of cases, respectively

Web-Based Tailored Messages Do Not Increase Infant Vaccination Rates

No increase seen in timely uptake by parents who receive messages tailored to vaccine beliefs, values

Hospital Outcomes Worse for Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

Length of stay, costs, mortality risk greater than for children hospitalized with other chronic illnesses

COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways May Aid Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Pulmonary complication, postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection rates lower with COVID-19-free pathways

Timing of Puberty Linked to Risk for Self-Harm in Adolescence

Earlier puberty associated with higher risk for self-harm at 16 years of age

Bedside Tracheotomy Feasible for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

No infection identified among surgeons following procedure; postoperative complications rarely seen

T2DM Links to Risk for Dementia Differ by Type, Glycemic Control

Dose-response association shows higher risk for dementia with HbA1c >87 versus <52 mmol/mol

CDC: U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Could Reach 233,000 by End of October

And, dual coronavirus-flu vaccine to start human trials

Remdesivir Cuts Time to COVID-19 Recovery

However, no significant difference in mortality found between remdesivir and placebo groups

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Manufacturer Prices for Insulin Substantially Higher in the U.S.

Manufacturer prices more than eight times higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries

Factors Associated With Suicide in Leukemia Identified

Risk factors include male sex, older age at diagnosis, White race

DKA Episode May Harm Cognitive Function in Children With T1D

Lower IQ and worse memory seen in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and single event

Reproductive Factors Linked to Cardiovascular Disease in Women

For composite CVD, twofold link seen for preeclampsia, stillbirth, preterm birth; risk lower with longer breastfeeding

Type of Anesthesia Not Linked to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Dementia risk did not differ by general, regional anesthesia in seniors undergoing elective surgery

Symptoms of COVID-19 Poor Marker for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Only 13.9 percent of individuals with positive test reported specific symptoms on the day of the test

For Substance Abusers, Odds of Opioid Use Up With Cannabis Use

For adults using nonmedical opioids, odds of opioid use are increased on days when cannabis is used

Exercise Intensity Seems Not to Impact Mortality Levels

Combined MICT, HIIT intervention group had no difference in mortality versus recommended guidelines

Specific Factors Tied to Unemployment With MS Diagnosis

Many of the factors related to maintenance of employment are alterable

Disparities in Insulin Pump Use Persist, 2005 to 2019

Use higher among White children with type 1 diabetes versus Black and Hispanic children

Remote Ischemic Postconditioning May Aid Stroke Recovery

More patients with acute ischemic stroke in RIPC group had excellent recovery at three months

Psychosocial Resilience Linked to Heart Health in Black Adults

Individual psychosocial resilience independently linked to higher LS7 score in Black adults

Suicide Deaths Up in Youth After Antidepressant Warnings

After warnings and abrupt decline in treatment, downward trend of suicide deaths was reversed

Bimodal Neuromodulation Device May Relieve Tinnitus Symptoms

Therapeutic improvements continued for 12 months after treatment with bimodal stimulation

Physical Activity, Sleep Profiles Vary in Adults With Arthritis

Balanced activity profile linked to weaker work-related sitting habit, stronger outside walking habit

COVID-19 Symptoms Often Prolonged in Pregnant Women

Most prevalent first symptoms cough, sore throat, body aches, fever for those testing positive for SARS-CoV-2

Lifetime Prevalence of Suicide Ideation 17.4 Percent Among Doctors

Lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts 1.8 percent, with one-year prevalence of 0.3 percent

Measurable Residual Disease Negativity Tied to Survival in AML

AML patients without MRD have higher estimated rates of five-year disease-free, overall survival

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28 Percent With T1DM Received Remote Care in Pandemic

Most patients found remote appointments useful and planned to have remote appointments in the future

ASA: Cannabis Users May Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Also, higher subjective pain scores seen postoperatively among cannabis users

Poll: Medication Management Lacking in Older Adults

Most older adults taking multiple medications have never had a comprehensive medication review

Maker of Antibody Cocktail Trump Took Seeks Emergency Use Authorization

Although effectiveness has not yet been seen in humans, drug has shown promise in treating mild cases of COVID-19

Some Patients Have Increase in Cardiac Events With Azithromycin

Risk for cardiac events higher with azithromycin versus amoxicillin in those using QT-prolonging drugs

IV, Oral Antibiotics Comparable for Treating P. aeruginosa in CF

Results do not support use of IV antibiotics to eradicate P. aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis, authors say

Lopinavir-Ritonavir No Benefit in Patients Admitted With COVID-19

No reductions seen in 28-day mortality or duration of hospital stay in COVID-19 with lopinavir-ritonavir

CDC: 2013 to 2018 Saw Jump in Drug OD Deaths Involving Cocaine

Rate of drug OD deaths involving cocaine with opioids increased faster than cocaine deaths without opioids

Review: Estimated Prevalence of VTE 14.1 Percent in COVID-19

Venous thromboembolism found in 7.9 percent of non-ICU patients, 22.7 percent of ICU patients

Unemployment Linked to Increases in Pediatric Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations increased for four economy-sensitive conditions, including substance abuse, diabetes

Lake Jackson, Texas, Lifts Boil-Water Notice Triggered by Parasite

Notice lifted after disinfectant levels in drinking water were documented to be above the state requirements

White House Approves Tougher Rules for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Guidelines recommend participants in late-stage trials be followed for a median of at least two months

Six States Set Records for COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Wyoming's 36.7 percent increase since last week in its rolling seven-week average was the largest of any state

U.S., French Researchers Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Recipients are University of California at Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier of France

Company Seeks FDA Emergency Approval for COVID-19 Antibody Therapy

Request based on partial clinical trial findings suggesting the drug reduces symptoms in mild or moderate COVID-19

Smoking Tied to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes After Surgery

Poor outcomes include lower response rate to chemotherapy, higher mortality, recurrence

Sexual Activity Tied to Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack

Maintaining sexual activity in first six months after heart attack linked to one-third lower death risk

Women Can Conceive After Surgery for Borderline Ovarian Tumors

Fertility maintained for women undergoing fertility-sparing surgery for borderline tumors

Early Physical Therapy Beneficial for Acute Back Pain With Sciatica

Oswestry Disability Index score and secondary outcomes favor early PT versus usual care at four weeks

Neurologic Manifestations Seen in Most Hospitalized With COVID-19

Encephalopathy, seen in 31.8 percent of hospitalized patients, tied to worse functional outcome, mortality

Catheter Ablation for A-Fib Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk

Significant reduction in risk for dementia seen with ablation success, but not with ablation failure

Time-Restricted Eating May Not Aid Weight Loss

Findings also did not show benefit for cardiometabolic markers

Hydroxychloroquine Not Beneficial for SARS-CoV-2 Preexposure Prophylaxis

No clinical benefit seen versus placebo for hospital-based health care workers exposed to patients with COVID-19

CLABSI Rates Have Remained Stable in Neonatal, Pediatric ICUs

However, 2013 to 2018 saw decrease in population-based CAUTI rates, indwelling urinary catheter use

Routine Preop Stress Testing Down in Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Frequency of preoperative stress testing declined annually from 2006 to 2017 in TKA, THA patients

CPAP Cuts Daytime Resting Heart Rate in Patients With Prediabetes

Proof-of-concept study shows optimal treatment of sleep apnea may have positive CV carryover effects

Fecal Transplant Safe, Effective for C. Difficile Through Six Months

90 percent of those undergoing FMT had one-month cure; 4 percent had recurrence within six months

Financial Distress May Increase Suicide Risk in Those With ADHD

New prescriptions for ADHD medications were not associated with financial outcomes

Many Older Gun Owners Fail to Consider Future Ownership Transfer

Including firearm issues in medical, financial, legal advance planning may be useful, authors say

Avoiding Cow’s Milk Baby Formula May Cut Asthma, Wheezing Later

Avoiding supplementation with cow's milk formula for at least the first three days of life may lower risk

Pandemic-Induced Impairments in Work Impact Mental Health

Impairments in work and social functioning strongly linked with elevated depression, anxiety symptoms

Abemaciclib Beneficial for HR+, HER2− Early Breast Cancer

Significant improvements seen in rates of invasive disease-free survival, distant recurrence-free survival

ASA: Mortality After Reoperation Higher in Black Children

And non-Hispanic Black, Asian, Hispanic children less likely to have surgery than White children

ACS: Antibiotics Noninferior to Appendectomy for Appendicitis

However, complications occurred more often in the antibiotics group than in the appendectomy group

AAP: Pediatric Fracture Volume Dropped During Pandemic

Incidence of fractures presenting significantly decreased; presenting age for all fractures decreased

Poll: Only Half of Americans Would Try to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

If enough people in the U.S. pass on vaccine, the nation may not be able to achieve herd immunity

Adjuvant Radiotherapy No Better for Localized Prostate Cancer

Event-free survival not improved with use of adjuvant versus early salvage radiotherapy

2018 to 2019 Vaccine Cut Influenza A-Linked Hospitalizations

Influenza vaccine reduced pediatric influenza A-linked hospitalizations, ED visits by 40 to 60 percent

Dentists’ Rx for Opioids Pose Danger for Drug Interactions

In older adults, interactions with meds for depression, anxiety increase risk for ED visits, hospitalizations

Cardiovascular Event Risk Up for Spouses of Patients in ICU

Increased odds found for visits for cardiovascular diseases one to four weeks after spouse's ICU admission

COVID-19 Mortality Higher in Patients With Parkinson Disease

Higher case fatality rates found to be independent of demographic factors, such as age, sex, and race

Many Parents Unaware of Their Children’s E-Cigarette Use

Setting strict rules about tobacco use in the home tied to less youth tobacco initiation

Loss of Smell Prevalent in Those With SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

Presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies 2.86-fold more likely in those with loss of smell versus loss of taste

Daily COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Highest in Months

Decline seen in just three states: Texas, Missouri, and South Carolina

Three Scientists Share Nobel Prize for Hepatitis C Research

Nobel Committee described their work as 'a landmark achievement in our battle against viral infections'

CDC Now Acknowledges Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

Agency says it is especially true in enclosed spaces with inadequate ventilation

CDC Reports Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults

MIS-A related to SARS-CoV-2 infection resembles MIS in children; respiratory symptoms often minimal

ASA: Sustained Decrease Seen in Prescription Opioid Abuse in U.S.

Significant declines seen from 2002 to 2013 and 2014 and from 2015 to 2016, 2017, 2018

Autism Triggers Nonverbal Manifestation of GI Symptoms in Children

Somatic complaints, behavioral issues in children with ASD may actually be an expression of GI symptoms

Daily Aspirin May Up Growth, Spread of Cancers in Older Adults

Authors caution that daily low-dose aspirin is linked to more late-stage cancers, related deaths in elderly

Older Adults Likely to Be Excluded From COVID-19 Trials

Fifty percent of phase 3 clinical trials and 100 percent of vaccine trials at risk for excluding older adults

Mortality Below 40 Percent for COVID-19 Patients Put on ECMO

Cumulative incidence of in-hospital mortality estimated to be 37.4 percent at 90 days

Considerable State-Level Variation Found in Prevalence of Eclampsia

Variation between states modest in chronic hypertension, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Plasma Caffeine Concentration Lower in Parkinson Disease

Results similar for caffeine metabolites and non-xanthine marker for coffee consumption in plasma

Antibodies Decrease With Time After COVID-19 Symptom Onset

For all donors of convalescent plasma, drop seen in anti-RBD antibody levels from first to last donation

Mortality Risk Up With Newer Antipsychotic Use for Depression

Risk up for nonelderly adults with augmentation with newer antipsychotic versus second antidepressant

Outcomes Worse for Deferred Aortic Valve Replacement

Mortality, stroke, hospitalization seen in 19.1 and 4.0 percent with deferred versus expedited AVR

CDC: Pet Hedgehogs, Bearded Dragons May Carry Salmonella

Agency says a dozen people have been hospitalized after contact with these pets

Primary Care Visits Dropped in Early Months of the Pandemic

Use of telemedicine increased, but fewer BP and cholesterol assessments being performed

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Caregiver Characteristics Tied to Hospitalization Risk for Disabled Older Adults

Increased hospitalization risk tied to having a primary caregiver who helped with health care tasks

Sexual Harassment Common in Orthopedic Surgery Residents

Sixty-eight percent of female surgeons report sexual harassment during orthopedic surgery residency

Nursing, Intensivist Staffing Tied to Lower Hospital Sepsis Rates

In contrast, greater physician staffing, hospitalist hours associated with higher sepsis rates

Exercise Lowers Mortality for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

All-cause mortality significantly decreased for those with higher exercise capacity versus no exercise habits

Immunotherapy Combo Treats Advanced Kidney Cancer

First results show survival benefit with nivolumab plus cabozantinib versus sunitinib

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Tied to Threefold Higher Risk for Death

Risk for dying from breast cancer remains elevated 15 years after initial diagnosis

GI Complications More Common in Critically Ill With COVID-19

More transaminitis, severe ileus, bowel ischemia observed versus patients with non-COVID-19 acute respiratory distress

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Atezolizumab Prolongs Survival in NSCLC With PD-L1 Expression

Overall survival longer than for chemotherapy in metastatic NSCLC with high PD-L1 expression

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HPV Vaccination Tied to Decrease in Invasive Cervical Cancer Risk

Incidence rate ratio 0.12 among women vaccinated before age 17; 0.47 for those vaccinated at ages 17 to 30

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Home-Based Telerehabilitation Beneficial for Stroke Patients

Significant improvement seen in resting-state functional connectivity between bilateral M1 areas

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Rates of Alcohol-Induced Deaths Increased From 2006 to 2018

Rate of increase for men and women greater in rural versus urban areas from 2000 to 2018

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Number, Proportion of Pediatric COVID-19 Cases Rising in the U.S.

Less than 3 percent of reported cases were pediatric in April versus 12 to 15.9 percent in last eight weeks

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In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Common in Critically Ill With COVID-19

About half received cardiopulmonary resuscitation; only 12 percent receiving CPR survived to discharge

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Irregular, Long Menstrual Cycles Linked to Premature Mortality

Risk for premature death increased for those reporting irregular cycles at ages 14 to 17, 18 to 22, 29 to 46

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Bronchitis in Early Childhood Linked to Later Lung Disease

Lung diseases occurring later in life more likely to be asthma, pneumonia rather than chronic bronchitis

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No Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Expected Until Next Spring

Company will not be ready to seek U.S. approval for the vaccine until at least late January

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Review: Children, Teens Have Lower Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2

Most studies consistent with lower seroprevalence for children versus adults; similar for teens, adults

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Female Doctors Generate Less Revenue Per Office Visit Than Males

However, female physicians spend more observed time in visits per year than their male counterparts

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~60 Percent of Pregnant Women Got Flu Shot in 2019 to 2020

56.6 percent received Tdap in pregnancy; highest cover seen with provider offer, referral for vaccination

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Machine Learning Algorithm May Help Predict Bipolar Disorder

Algorithm applied at a patient visit at age 18 years identifies those at risk for bipolar disorder at age 22

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Switching Skin Antiseptics Could Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Use of alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate tied to lower risk for infection compared with povidone-iodine

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Pancreas Size, Shape Restored With Remission of T2DM

Responders had increase in pancreas volume, normalization of irregular pancreas borders

AI Model Shows Deep Learning Can Detect Large Vessel Occlusion

Phases 1, 2, 3 of CT angiography together achieved AUC of 0.89 for detecting large vessel occlusion

Disparities in CVD Burden Increasing Between Richest, Poorer

Substantial and increasing disparities found between highest resource group and remainder of population

Early Introduction of Gluten Linked to Decline in Celiac Disease

Introduction of gluten from age 4 months linked to reduced prevalence of celiac disease

Hospital Admissions Not Related to COVID-19 Fell in Early 2020

From February to April 2020, drop >20 percent observed for all primary admission diagnoses

Review IDs Dietary Factors Linked to Lower CRC Incidence

Incidence up with frequent alcohol or meat consumption; no evidence of protective effect found for tea, coffee

Current Trends in COVID-19 Reported for U.S. Youth

Incidence of COVID-19 higher in teenagers than children during May to September 2020

Cancer Mortality Higher for U.S. Counties With Persistent Poverty

Counties with persistent poverty have higher overall, several type-specific cancer mortality rates

No Race Difference Found in COVID-19 Mortality Rates at Same Medical Center

Risk-adjusted survival outcomes similar between Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White COVID-19 patients

Surgeon Charged With Aggravated Assault Over Windpipe Transplants

The surgeon claimed in 2011 to have conducted the world's first stem-cell windpipe transplants

High-Risk Patients Not Aware of Needed Colonoscopy Intervals

Findings among patients with biopsy-confirmed advanced colorectal polyps

COVID-19 Tests for Return to Work May Delay Health Workers

Return delayed by seven days per employee versus time-, symptom-based criteria

COVID-19-Related Hospital Death Up With Psychiatric Diagnosis

Risk for death remained significantly greater after adjustment for demographics, medical comorbidities

Recent Increase Seen in COVID-19 Incidence Among 18- to 22-Year-Olds

During Aug. 2 to Sept. 5, weekly incidence increased 55.1 percent nationally, with regional variation

ECT May Reduce Suicide Risk in Patients With Bipolar Depression

Authors of cohort study report 84.4 percent decrease in suicidality after electroconvulsive therapy

New FDA Applications for Opioids Often Based on Short Trials

Most products for treating chronic pain approved based on narrowly defined populations of patients

Health Care Use, Costs Increase 20-Fold After Firearm Injury

Findings compared six months before and after injury across patients in five states

Lockdown Tied to Worsening of Musculoskeletal Conditions

About half of U.K. patients experienced an increase in symptoms during early stages of the pandemic

Gabapentin Does Not Lower Pain Scores in Chronic Pelvic Pain

Treatment also linked to more serious adverse events

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Increased T2DM Risk

Type 2 diabetes risk increased with increasing length of PPI use, particularly use for more than two years

Women With AMI-Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively

Coronary angiography, PCI, mechanical circulatory support used less often; mortality higher

Generalized Epilepsy Tied to Higher Sleep Apnea Risk

No differences found between focal, generalized epilepsy for excessive daytime sleepiness

Thousands of Donated Corneas From Gay, Bisexual Men Rejected

Modern virologic testing could expand number of corneal transplants available

Young Women Benefit From Surgery for Breast Asymmetry

Benefits seen in physical, mental health, social functioning for up to five years after surgery

Higher Odds of Migraines Seen Among Sexual Minorities

Those identifying as mostly heterosexual or lesbian, gay, bisexual had higher prevalence of migraine

U.S. Government to Ship Millions of Rapid COVID-19 Tests This Week

Tests will be distributed based on state populations; governors can use them as they see fit

CDC Recommends No Travel for Thanksgiving

Agency says it is best to restrict Thanksgiving dinners to people living in the same household

Global Death Toll From COVID-19 Passes 1 Million

Americans made up more than 200,000 of those deaths, or one in five

Frequency of Alcohol Consumption Up During Pandemic

Increase in frequency overall, for adults aged 30 to 59 years, for women, and for non-Hispanic Whites

Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Poor in COVID-19 Patients

Of the 54 patients receiving CPR who were included in the analysis, none survived to discharge

Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms

No association seen between the severity of vasomotor symptoms and any health outcomes

Only Two-Thirds of Parents Planning to Get Flu Shots for Their Children

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, only one-third of parents see the flu vaccine as more necessary this year

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death

Findings seen for patients with HTN and morbid obesity compared with matched controls with HTN

Early Intervention Has Lasting Benefit for Deaf Children

Children who were deaf/hard of hearing who entered EI early more likely to be ready for kindergarten