Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AAO-HNS issues guidance for Bell's palsy treatment during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In a statement issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recommendations are presented for the treatment of Bell's palsy after COVID-19 vaccination and for unvaccinated patients.

Cardiology

USPSTF finds evidence lacking for child HTN screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening children and adolescents for high blood pressure. These ...

Health

E-cigarettes 'gateway' to smoking for non-smokers

Using e-cigarettes triples the chance of a non-smoker taking up cigarettes and there is "insufficient" evidence that they help smokers quit, according to a new report submitted to the Government.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use

Finnish health authorities recommended Thursday that people begin wearing masks in public places, after months of claiming there was insufficient evidence to justify their use.

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