Today's Health News

Hospital-Treated Infections Earlier in Life Tied to Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease Risk

Association found for Alzheimer and Parkinson disease cases diagnosed before 60 years of age

Neurostimulation Methods Compared for Treating Depression in Seniors

Bilateral theta burst stimulation noninferior to standard bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression

In Utero Exposure to Natural Disaster Ups Child Psychopathology

Exposure to Hurricane Sandy in utero linked to increased risk for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/behavioral disorders

Treatment Benefits Adults With Major Depression, With or Without Childhood Trauma

Findings for pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or combination treatment

Air Pollution Tied to Autism-Related Hospital Admissions in Children

Short-term exposure to air pollution may worsen symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in school-aged children

Allostatic Load May Affect Woman’s Ability to Conceive

Higher allostatic load score, indicating greater levels of chronic psychosocial stress, linked to lower fecundability

Sleep Problems Tied to Later Cognitive Decline, Dementia

Long time in bed and early sleep timing associated with dementia risk, particularly among men

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Admissions Down During Pandemic

Largest decreases seen in Native American, Black, and Hispanic individuals

CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

Masking 'remains recommended' during an outbreak among patients or 'when caring for patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised'

Insomnia May Up Risk for Subjective Memory Decline in Older Adults

Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia more likely to report memory decline over subsequent three years