Trending News Today: Women Diagnosed Later Than Men for Same Diseases

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A recent study found that women on average are diagnosed later than men for the same diseases, Reuters reported. According to the article, the study included health data from 6.9 million Danish individuals and found that on average, women were diagnosed when they were approximately 4 years older than men diagnosed with the same condition. The data showed that, on average, women received cancer diagnoses 2.5 years after men and received diagnoses for metabolic diseases such as diabetes 4.5 years later, Reuters reported.

New research presented at ENDO 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, found that teens and young adults exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy prenatally are at an increased risk of obesity, Endocrine News reported. According to the article, the study included 50 adolescents and young adults who were HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) and 141 teens and young adults not exposed to HIV during pregnancy. Overall, the researchers found that obesity was present in 42% of HEU participants compared with 25% of their non-exposed counterparts, the article reported.

The amount of Americans who signed up for Obamacare slightly decreased from 2018, but enrollment is still steady, The Associated Press reported. According to the article, a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that 11.4 million individuals have signed up, down by approximately 300,000 consumers. The report also noted that the number of new customers fell by more than 500,000.