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Air Pollution May Hasten Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Higher exposure linked to lower scores on thinking and memory tests and faster cognitive loss over time

Maternal Obesity May Be Related to Risk for ADHD in Children

Risk seen for mothers with body mass index of 25 and greater; paternal obesity not a factor

Heavy Drinking Tied to Larger Waist Lines, Higher Stroke Risk

Higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors seen even for those who stop drinking heavily by age 50

Risk Score Can Predict Long-Term Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Secondary progression score based on five clinical risk factors

Brain Changes From Multiple Sclerosis May Occur in Preteens

Greater genetic predisposition for MS tied to imaging-observable changes in white matter in preteens

Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19

National survey shows concerns regarding adequacy of supplies and COVID-19 testing

Autism Rates Inversely Tied to County’s Wealth

Wealthy California parents may have more access to private care, treatment

Many Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Treating Pain

Majority of products in medicinal, recreational programs advertised to have >15 percent THC

American College of Cardiology, March 28-30

The American College of Cardiology 69th Annual Scientific Session and Expo The annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology was held virtually from March...

Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA

Following implementation of ACA, insurance rates decreased more in states with Medicaid expansion