New Evidence Shows Even Mild Concussions Can Raise Risk for Dementia

New Evidence Shows Even Mild Concussions Can Raise Risk for Dementia

For both young and old, a traumatic brain injury seems to raise the risk of dementia. Illustration: sbtlneet (Pixabay) One of fiction’s most commonly used plot devices—a knock on the head used to render someone momentarily unconscious—is a lot more harmful in the real world. A new study published this week in The Lancet Psychiatry […]

Study: Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Dementia

Study: Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Dementia

Study: Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Dementia  U.S. News & World Report Only 40% of Youth Concussions Caused by Contact Sports  Medscape Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk  HealthDay Full coverage Source link

Restroom hand dryers could be spraying bacteria on your hands, study says

Restroom hand dryers could be spraying bacteria on your hands, study says

It’s important to wash your hands to ward off germs. However, some hand dryers could be doing more harm than good, according to a new report.  Researchers from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, to determine if hot hand dryers in public bathrooms carry bacteria.  […]

Human error likely caused Texas' maternal mortality rate to appear high

Human error likely caused Texas' maternal mortality rate to appear high

A startling data point that showed Texas had the highest maternal mortality rate in 2012 and prompted increased legislative focus on the issue last year was actually incorrect, according to a study published Monday. A 2016 study published in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology said that in 2012, Texas reported 147 women who died […]

Are the ticks winning?

Are the ticks winning?

Holly Ahearn is a microbiology professor at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. (Photo provided — The Post-Star) Mary Beth Pfeiffer (Photo provided) A black-legged tick sticks out its arm to hitch a ride on a passerby. (Photo provided — Lennart Tange) A black-legged tick sticks out its arm to hitch a ride on a passerby. (Photo […]

Alzheimer's Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain: Is This The Cure We've Been Waiting For?

Alzheimer's Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain: Is This The Cure We've Been Waiting For?

Scientists were able to successfully remove apoE4, a gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease, from the human brain. The research might be science’s best shot at finding the elusive cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  ( Ernesto Benavides | AFP | Getty Images ) Scientists were able to successfully remove a gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease from the […]

Pay gaps persist for female and African American physicians in US

Pay gaps persist for female and African American physicians in US

(Reuters Health) – Although salaries for U.S. physicians edged higher in 2018, gaps in compensation remained unchanged for females and African Americans, according to Medscape’s latest Physician Compensation Report, online April 11. “The gender gap, notably among specialists, remained unchanged, with men earning about 36 percent more than women specialists,” Leslie Kane, Senior Director, Medscape […]

Wildfire smoke is extra dangerous for seniors

Wildfire smoke is extra dangerous for seniors

The American Heart Association is warning that smoke from wildfires has been linked to heart and stroke-related issues, particularly in older adults. While it has been previously established that wildfire smoke worsens respiratory conditions, its effect on other aspects of health has been unclear. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco, the California Department […]