From MedPage Today:
- States Failing on Public Health Front. Most states scored 50% or lower on a report card assessing their ability to respond to infectious disease threats.
- Some ADHD Meds May Cause Priapism. Male patients taking drugs containing methylphenidate, such as Ritalin and others frequently prescribed for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, face a small but serious risk of painfully prolonged erection.
- Two More Studies Slam Multivitamins. A daily multivitamin failed to improve cognitive function in older men and did not reduce cardiovascular events in patients after a recent myocardial infarction (MI).
- Exercise Offers Limited Benefit in Prostate Ca. Structured exercise programs conferred multiple health benefits — but no measurable effects on cardiometabolic risk factors or bone density — in prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).