WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The problem of “food deserts” in many parts of the United States has gained attention in recent years. Now, researchers are highlighting a similar issue: play deserts. In a recent study, investigators at the University of Georgia found that in many areas ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new brain bank is accepting future donations from living athletes, in an effort to perform long-term research into the effects of sports-related concussion. The National Sports Brain Bank (NSBB) at the University of Pittsburgh will track the health of living participants onContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People with the rare heart disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can safely engage in vigorous exercise, according to new research. This finding could lead to fewer activity restrictions for people with this condition, which involves the heart muscle becoming thickened and enlarged. HCM isContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve identified 10 pesticides that kill neurons involved in Parkinson’s disease, marking a leap forward in their understanding of the movement disorder. Pesticide exposure has long been associated with Parkinson’s, but investigators hadn’t been able to pinpoint specific culprits. A teamContinue Reading