TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s a move that could severely limit the number of people taking the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm: Medicare on Tuesday proposed to only cover the cost of the pricey medication for people enrolled in approved clinical trials. A final decision on coverageContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For several years, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has called for middle and high schools to start later in the morning, to help these young people get the right amount of sleep. Now, new research suggests that students aren’t the only ones whoContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Following a months-long and unprecedented review, Medicare officials expect to announce within the next couple of weeks whether the program will cover the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. The drug’s benefits are in question and its annual price tag tops $28,000. The U.S. CentersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A medication that acts on certain brain receptors can temporarily ease visual-processing problems in some adults with autism, a small study has found. Researchers said it’s far too early to know whether the drug, arbaclofen, could prove useful in managing those visual issues.Continue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many parents struggle with the decision to let their kids play tackle football or other contact sports due to the risk of concussions and long-term brain diseases that may occur with repeated head blows. Now, new research suggests that head trauma and concussionsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A certain gene mutation known as APOE4 has long been known to raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers report it may also predispose people to increased susceptibility to COVID-19 infection and severe symptoms, including small brain bleeds. Researchers in Finland, whereContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of older Americans reporting serious problems with memory and thinking has declined in recent years — and higher education levels may be part of the reason, a new study finds. Researchers found that between 2008 and 2017, the proportion of olderContinue Reading