MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 50% of American children have detectable blood lead levels, a new study reveals. And young children who live in places with lots of pre-1950s housing and low incomes have the greatest risk. “Public health authorities have worked commendably to reduce leadContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Help in retaining mental function when you age could be only a few keystrokes away. While crosswords and exercise are often touted as ways to retain thinking skills, U.K. investigators found that the internet may also help seniors stay sharp in retirement. ThoseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Certain changes in a part of the brain stem, visible in scans, might be a potential early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Using different brain imaging techniques, researchers found that lesser “integrity” in the brain stem region was linked toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say. Migraine doesn’t cause more or worse hot flashes — or vice versa. But both are believed toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s known that sexual assault affects a woman’s physical and mental health. Now, researchers say these traumatic incidents may also harm her brain health. A new study found that traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, may be linked to greater risk of dementia, strokeContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Physically removing a blood clot in the brain is a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women having a stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke during pregnancy remains rare, but the risk increases during pregnancy and for up to 12 weeksContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A study of millions of people vaccinated against COVID-19 has identified those at greatest risk of hospitalization and death after breakthrough infection. The most vulnerable are those who are immunosuppressed from chemotherapy, a recent bone marrow or solid organ transplant, or HIV/AIDS. AlsoContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol made in the brain may spur development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Cholesterol made by cells called astrocytes is needed for controlling production of amyloid beta, a sticky protein that builds up in the brain and accumulates into the plaquesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Movement can be very difficult for people with Parkinson’s disease, as shaking and stiffness play havoc with balance, coordination and gait. There are many different tricks Parkinson’s patients can use to improve their walking and avoid injury from a bad tumble — butContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients diagnosed with colon cancer may have a greater risk of dying from cancer or other causes in the next six months to year than colon cancer patients without MS, a Canadian study finds. “These results warrant further investigation toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The heart rates of people sync up when listening to a story, a new study finds. “There’s a lot of literature demonstrating that people synchronize their physiology with each other. But the premise is that somehow you’re interacting and physically present [in] theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to be somehow linked to risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a new multigenerational study has found. Parents and grandparents of people with ADHD have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia than people with no ADHD in theirContinue Reading