MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study found. “This study shows that certain occupational settings and exposures increase one’s chances ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with a rare genetic form of ALS may benefit from extended use of an investigational drug, a new study shows. The medication, tofersen, benefited patients with mutations of the gene SOD1. These mutations create a misfolded version of a protein, which leadsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — No one likes nightmares, but having persistently bad dreams may also signal impending dementia, new British research suggests. In the study, people aged 35 to 64 who had bad dreams weekly were four times more likely to have cognitive decline over the followingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection may significantly boost an older person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new, large-scale study suggests. People 65 and older who contracted COVID were nearly 70% more likely overall to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s within a year of their infection, researchersContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Bariatric surgery aims to help severely obese patients shed significant weight, and now new research shows that many can also look forward to lasting pain relief and mobility. Though many patients regain some weight in the first couple of years after bariatric surgery,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While adults typically need steroid medication to treat Bell’s palsy, most children can recover without treatment, a new study finds. Bell’s palsy temporarily causes weakness and paralysis in facial muscles, making half of the face droop. The study — a randomized controlled trialContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to prevent concussions from happening at school or school-related sports activities may help keep teens from lagging behind on their academics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington found that those who had a recent concussion could be 25%Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Though the risk appears small, a new review suggests that, in rare instances, monkeypox may trigger serious neurological complications, including seizures and brain inflammation. The finding is based on a look at 19 studies conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom andContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A frequently used screening test for autism creates a gender gap that could hinder diagnosis and treatment for women and girls, a new study suggests. Researchers who study autism have been working to include more women and girls in their studies in recentContinue Reading