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Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Reduction in Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin D supplementation, with or without omega-3 fatty acids, linked to reduced risk for autoimmune disease

Among Young Adults, More Women Than Men Have Ischemic Strokes

Significantly more ischemic strokes seen in women than men among those aged 35 years and younger, but not among 35- to 45-year-olds

Stable Body Mass Index Tied to Slower Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Findings seen regardless of whether a person has normal, overweight, or obese BMI at baseline

Children’s Use of Helmets Low During Sledding

Parents report much higher use of helmets during snowmobiling, skiing/snowboarding

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users

Measurement of prefrontal cortex oxygenated hemoglobin concentration with functional near-infrared spectroscopy may detect THC impairment

AAN Position Statement Addresses Consent Issues in Acute Stroke

Inability to fulfill elements of decisional capacity coupled with need for rapid treatment decisions complicates consent

Epstein-Barr Virus Suspected as Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Risk for MS increased 32-fold following EBV infection, but not following infection with other viruses, including cytomegalovirus

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic