THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — American adults who have epilepsy and are Black or Hispanic are less likely than white adults to be prescribed the latest medications, according to new research. “While finding the right medication is often a trial-and-error process that is based on the individual, studiesContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Growing numbers of Americans are suffering prolonged, life-threatening seizures known as status epilepticus, and Black people are nearly twice as likely to experience these seizures as white people. These are the main findings from new research looking at hospitalizations for status epilepticus fromContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most people have cherished memories of their grandparents reading to them as children. Ekaterina Pesheva’s memories are quite different. “I remember distinctly being very irritated and very angry listening to my grandmother reading children’s books to me, like fairy tales,” said Pesheva, 48,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When dogs’ hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals. For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia. The findings shed light on ways sensory loss affects canine cognition (thinking skills) and could leadContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for women with a mental health condition: Taking antidepressants early in pregnancy doesn’t increase a baby’s risk of having epilepsy or seizures, researchers say. “The findings of this study are very important,” said study co-author Ayesha Sujan of Indiana UniversityContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety. That’s because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new CanadianContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Immune system-triggered inflammation is the likely reason for the loss of smell reported by many COVID-19 patients, a new study finds. “As a neuropathologist, I wondered why smell loss is a very common symptom with COVID-19 but not with other respiratory diseases,” saidContinue Reading