MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — College athletes who suffer a concussion may take as long as a month to recover, not the two weeks considered normal, new research finds. “Normal return-to-play time was previously set at 14 days — meaning 50% of people recovered in that time,” saidContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s more than just an annoyance: Long-term exposure to traffic and train noise may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Danish researchers report. The study authors said that more than 1,200 of Denmark’s nearly 8,500 cases of dementia in 2017 mayContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Implanted brain stimulation devices used to treat epilepsy won’t turn patients into someone they don’t recognize, a small study shows. “We found that the brain implants did not transform patients’ sense of self or personality. Neither the long-term implantation of the electronic deviceContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Danish researchers have found genetic causes for epilepsy in half of children they studied and said half of those could be treated with targeted therapies. That’s the upshot of genetic testing of 290 children born between 2006 and 2011. Some had been diagnosedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A number of symptoms are common among people who are newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a patient survey shows. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable disease in which the nerves’ protective layers are damaged, resulting in progressive disability. For the new study, researchersContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A first-of-a-kind nerve stimulation treatment for people who have problems moving their arms after a stroke has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “People who have lost mobility in their hands and arms due to ischemic stroke are often limitedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new approach to spinal cord stimulation may drastically reduce chronic back pain, a small pilot study suggests. The study, of 20 patients with stubborn low back pain, tested the effects of implanting electrodes near the spinal cord to stimulate it with “ultra-low”Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For breast cancer patients battling “chemo brain,” regular exercise may be a powerful prescription, a new study suggests. The term “chemo brain” refers to thinking and memory problems often experienced by patients who undergo chemotherapy. It’s “a growing clinical concern,” said study firstContinue Reading