Today's Health News

Statin Use Not Tied to Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Seniors

No association seen for statin use versus nonuse with dementia, MCI, or changes in cognitive function over time

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to COVID-19 Infections, More Severe Cases

However, positive airway pressure therapy tied to lower rates of infection

Certain Antihypertensive Agents May Aid Cognition in Elderly

Memory recall better for up to three years with blood-brain barrier-crossing renin-angiotensin drugs versus nonpenetrant counterparts

Diabetes, Sleep Disturbances Up Risk for Early Death

Having both conditions poses greater risk than either condition alone

Eptinezumab Speeds Pain, Symptom Relief From Migraine Attack

Headache pain, most bothersome symptom resolved more quickly with IV infusion of eptinezumab versus placebo during migraine attack

16.3 Percent of Pregnant Women Have Had COVID-19 Vaccine

Receipt of vaccine highest for women aged 35 to 49 years and for Asian and White versus Hispanic and Black women

Patients in Bind as Brain Cancer Drug Price Rises to $1,000 Per Pill

Company's decision means there is one less option in a limited number of approved chemotherapies

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Ruling did not address whether the Obama-era law can continue without a provision that requires Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty

New Gene Variants Identified That May Raise Risk for ALS

Mutations identified in TP73 in ALS patients; mutations caused abnormal differentiation, apoptosis in myoblast differentiation assay

Strict Rest May Slow Recovery From Sports-Related Concussion

Persisting symptoms lasting longer than typical time frame may be due to interaction of postinjury symptoms with biopsychosocial factors