Why Do Some People Age Faster than Others?

A long-term human health study in New Zealand has found a panel of 18 biological measures that may be combined to evaluate whether people are aging faster or slower than their peers.

How Clinicians Can Curb Rising Heroin Use Disorders

A new report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vital Signs outlines key findings associated with heroin use disorders, including demographics and the need for comprehensive treatment strategies.

Daily Vitamin D Requirements May Differ for Overweight, Obese Black Patients

For overweight or obese black patients, the current recommendation on the minimum daily dose of vitamin D is insufficient to restore healthy levels, according to a study.

Comparing Atopic Dermatitis Treatments

Topical steroids are a first-line treatment for atopic dermatitis but chronic use can lead to significant adverse effects. A review in the Cochrane Library explores research on the safety and efficacy of the immunomodulator tacrolimus for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis compared to other treatments.

Death Rate Climbs With Each Cardiometabolic Condition

The risk of death was similar among patients with a history of diabetes, stroke, or heart attack, and the risk was significantly higher with each multimorbidity the patient had, a study published in JAMA has shown.

Higher Pregnancy/Childbirth Risks for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy appear to have a heightened risk of adverse outcomes, including a higher mortality risk.

No 'Downside' With Residents Assisting During Neurosurgery

Patients undergoing brain or spine surgery are at no greater risk if residents assist during the operation, a new study indicates.

Coronary Artery Calcification Could Predict 15-Year Mortality

For patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease, the extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) predicts 15-year mortality.

USPSTF Mulls Speech, Language Screening for Kids Under 5

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delays in children aged younger than 5 years.

Increasing Healthcare Burden for Pediatric Pulmonary HTN

There is an increasing health care burden associated with morbidity and mortality of pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH), according to a study published in Pediatrics.