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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

Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA

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

March 2020 Briefing – Neurology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Neurology for March 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

Phone-Based Therapy Beneficial for Depression in Parkinson Disease

Telephone CBT outperformed treatment-as-usual on all depression, anxiety, quality-of-life measures

Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds

Professional societies issue stern warning not to inappropriately prescribe meds for COVID-19

Isradipine Does Not Slow Early Parkinson Disease Progression

Change in total Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score similar for isradipine versus placebo

Inconsistent Bedtime May Affect Cardiovascular Health

Going to bed even 30 minutes later than normal can lead to higher resting heart rates through most of the next day

CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia

Heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke may contribute to link between air pollution and dementia

Consistent Sleep in Early Adulthood May Cut Diabetes Risk

Findings seen in women; associations weakened after adjusting for obesity, other metabolic comorbidities