Tag: young adult

Oral Contraceptives, Sans Beta Blockade, Raise SCD Risk in LQTS

Contemporary oral contraceptives (OC) in general don’t seem to worsen the risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in women with congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS), but...

Summer Camps Hit With COVID Outbreaks — Are Schools Next?

The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and...

Hypomethylating Agents in Children With Relapsed/Refractory AML

Hypomethylating agents are generally considered to be agents of choice for older adults with acute myeloid leukemia who cannot tolerate the rigors of more intensive...

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions

Young adults who use cannabis ― either sporadically, daily, or those who have cannabis use disorder ― have a significantly increased risk for suicidal thoughts...

FDA to Add Myocarditis Warning to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a warning...

Delta Variant Drives Huge COVID Spike in UK

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of people infected with the coronavirus in England has...

Don’t Delay COVID Shot While CDC Reviews Myocarditis Cases

While the investigation into cases of myocarditis possibly associated with COVID vaccines proceeds, the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) continue to urge everyone...

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer — Are Sugary Drinks to Blame?

High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in adolescence and young adulthood could partially explain the recent rapid rise in early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) — at...

Police Contact Tied to Elevated Anxiety in Young Black Adults

Young Black adults who witness or experience police violence have significantly elevated levels of anxiety, new research shows. Dr Robert Motley In the first study...

Challenges Persist in Move to Adult Care for Rheumatic Diseases

The inadequacies and challenges of transitioning pediatric rheumatology patients to adult care were highlighted in several research studies shared at the annual scientific meeting of...

COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults

Do your patients think that getting COVID-19 is fully protective against subsequent reinfection? Tell it to the Marines. A study of U.S. Marine recruits on...

Adult Separation Anxiety Raises Suicidality Risk

Separation anxiety plays a substantial role in suicidality in patients with mood and anxiety disorders, new research suggests. Results of a study that included 500...

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antisense oligonucleotide casimersen (Amondys 45, Sarepta Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of patients with Duchenne...

In-Person K-12 Classes Don’t Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In-person classes at K-12 schools don’t appear to lead to more...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Cancer Rates on the Rise in Adolescents and Young Adults

Rates of cancer increased by 30% from 1973 to 2015 in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (persons aged 15–39 years) in the United States, according...

Incidence of Stroke, But Not MI, Increasing in Young People

Although the incidence of stroke is increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains stable, a new analysis suggests. This...

States’ Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. College students Colin Berg (left), Connor Dreher and Brady Bowman stroll...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

Young White Men Least Likely to Wash Hands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Frequent handwashing can reduce the spread of the coronavirus, yet some...

‘Superspreaders’ Driving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A small number of infected people are the main cause ofthe...

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?

Children and young adults could have their obesity managed using probiotic supplementation, suggests Italian data that reveals weight loss alongside changes in insulin resistance with...

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Rising Among US Women Ages 25-30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea rose from 2010-2017 among women ages 25-30, a new study reveals. Current screening guidelines, which...