Today's Health News

Pupillary Light Reflex Metrics May ID Sports Concussion in Teens

Eight of nine metrics significantly greater among athletes with concussion versus healthy controls

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination

Vaccination with MenACWY recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with booster at 16 years

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information

Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction

Guidelines Updated for Managing Dyslipidemia to Cut CVD Risk

Moderate-dose statin therapy recommended for patients with 10-year CVD risk ≥12 percent

Cognition-Enhancing Supplements May Contain Unapproved Drugs

Five unapproved pharmaceutical drugs ID'd in supplements marketed to improve memory, cognition

Stroke ‘Alarm Clock’ Improves Acute Stroke Management Metrics

Time from door to completion of diagnostic work-up improved with feedback-demanding clock

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