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Pediatricians Feel Less Prepared to Care for Teens’ Opioid Use Disorder

Findings compared with management of alcohol, cannabis, or e-cigarette use

Recreational Marijuana Laws Tied to Increase in Workplace Injuries

Findings seen for young adults aged 20 to 34 years

Schizophrenia Linked to Increased Risk for Subsequent CVD Events

Association between schizophrenia and cardiovascular disease events more pronounced in women than men

CDC Shortens Recommended COVID Isolation Period

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- New guidance issued Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Average Annual Number of Deaths From Excessive Alcohol Use Increasing

From 2016-2017 to 2020-2021, deaths from excessive alcohol use increased 26.8 and 34.7 percent among males and females

2023 to 2024 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effective for Reducing Risk

VE against influenza-linked outpatient visits ranged from 33 to 49 percent, and against hospitalization from 41 to 44 percent among adults

Health Officials Recommend Spring COVID-19 Booster for Older Adults

Second booster appropriate as long as at least four months have passed since last COVID-19 shot

Tetanus Vaccine May Be in Short Supply After Company Stops Production

Sanofi plans to ramp up production of its version, but doctors should switch to Tdap shot in the meantime

Cannabis Use Linked to Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Proportionately lower log odds seen for heart disease, MI, stroke, composite outcome for days of use between zero and 30 a month

Ready-to-Eat Food Environment Linked to Risk for Heart Failure

Ready-to-eat food environment-associated risk for heart failure stronger for those who are poorly educated, living in urban areas