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Expert Panel Develops New Definition of Long COVID

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- A new proposed definition for Long COVID could help patients get the help...

No Link Seen Between Exposure to Immunosuppressive Therapy, Cancer in IBD Patients

No significant association seen between immunosuppression receipt and incident cancer after adjustment for confounders

Lowering FIT Positivity Thresholds Improves Sensitivity, Specificity

Lowering FIT positivity threshold yields levels of sensitivity, specificity comparable to those reported for multitarget stool RNA testing

Neoadjuvant Nivolumab, Ipilimumab Safe for dMMR Colon Cancer

113 of 115 enrolled patients underwent timely surgery; two had surgery delayed by more than two weeks

Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Tied to Lower Risk for Cardiovascular Events

Risk for cardiovascular diseases similar between gastric cancer patients who undergo endoscopic resection and the general population

Lawsuit Claims Poppi Soda Not as Gut-Healthy as Company Says

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- The popular prebiotic sodas known as Poppi may not be quite as good...

9.6 Percent of Medical Visits Took Place Via Telehealth in 2021

Percentage of telehealth visits was higher for mental health than other clinicians

Emergency Inguinal Hernia Surgery Rates Increased With Lower Country Income

Increase in emergency surgery rates accompanied by increase in bowel resection; complications linked to emergency surgery and bowel resection

2007 to 2019 Saw Increase in Inflation-Adjusted Health Care Spending

From 2007 to 2019, medical burden increased from 23.5 to 26.4 percent for low-income families and from 5.4 to 6.5 percent for higher-income families

Offering Choice of CRC Screening Increases Completion Rates

Rate of CRC screening improved within six months for those offered FIT only or a choice of coloscopy or FIT