Health News

AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren’t taking enough medication, new research shows. The preliminary study, presented this week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference […]

Health News

Subconcussive Head Impacts May Affect Neuro-Ophthalmologic Function

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 — Repetitive subconcussive head impacts may cause short-term impairment of neuro-ophthalmologic function, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Madeleine K. Nowak, from the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington, and colleagues randomly assigned 78 adult soccer players to either a heading group or kicking […]

Health Problems

New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s disease

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why one study of the experimental medicine succeeded and another failed. Excitement and skepticism have surrounded aducanumab since its developers stopped studies earlier this year because […]

Kids Health

The Average Teacher Salary In Your State May Surprise You

School funding is a hot-button topic, and many people (rightly) are quick to point out when teachers are forced to work second jobs or fundraise to buy much-needed classroom supplies. But is more school funding the cure-all? HeyTutor, an online tutoring company, crunched the numbers around school performance and funding. Using publicly available data, the […]

Medications

Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease

Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also […]