Today's Health News

Risk for Autism Increased With Preterm, Postterm Birth

Risk increased for children born in weeks 22 to 31, 32 to 36, 43 to 44 versus 37 to 42 of gestation

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM

Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin

Pregnancy May Delay Onset of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

However, having more pregnancies not associated with later onset

Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk With Atrial Fibrillation

Findings account for neighborhood-specific pollution data, sociodemographic factors

Inverted U-Shaped Link Seen for Sleep Duration, Cognitive Decline

Decline in global cognitive z-score faster for individuals with ≤4 hours, ≥10 hours of sleep nightly

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions

Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI

Lifestyle Changes May Aid Cognitive Abilities

Cognition scores significantly higher for older adults experiencing cognitive decline assigned to an intervention

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Healthy 37-year-old woman 'experienced confirmed transverse myelitis' after receiving second dose of vaccine

Botox for TMJ Disorder Does Not Affect Jaw Bone Density

Low-dose botulinum toxin injections for jaw, facial pain not linked to short-term bone changes

Transient Orthostatic Hypotension Common in Parkinson Disease

PD patients with history of orthostatic intolerance had more severe systolic BP decrease