FRIDAY, Aug. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study may help explain why people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience worsening disability while those with two related diseases do not. MS causes permanent brain and spinal cord scarring, and researchers investigated whether the same damage accompanies two rarer, similar diseasesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Lyme disease can exact a significant mental toll as well as a physical one on its sufferers, a new study confirms. Patients hospitalized for Lyme disease had a 28% higher incidence of mental disorders and were twice as likely to attempt suicide thanContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers in South Korea found that among older people who’d been having memory issues, those using diabetes drugs called DDP-4 inhibitorsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Since 2008, anti-seizure drugs have carried a warning that they may increase users’ suicide risk. But a new analysis finds no evidence of such a risk with newer medications. Researchers found that five medications approved since 2008 showed no link to suicide riskContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 yearsContinue Reading