Health Highlights: Jan.23, 2023

Home drug infusions can be hazardous, but many home care staff aren’t trained. There are no standard protocols for training home care nurses, caregivers or patients themselves how to watch out for and report signs of infections caused by IV lines, a study author noted. Read more

Is rest really best for kids after a concussion? Doctors usually tell kids to rest for a day or two after a concussion and then return to school and activities gradually. But new research finds kids have better outcomes when they get back to school quickly. Read more

In states where marijuana is legal, less demand for prescription codeine. That could be a good thing, experts say, because misuse of prescription opioids contributes to more than 10,000 overdose deaths in the United States each year. Read more

Omicron silver lining: Fewer cases of MIS-C in kids. It’s a rare inflammatory complication of COVID in children, but it was less common during the Omicron wave of the pandemic, new research finds. Read more