Today's Health News

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

Some Menopause Symptoms Tied to Cognitive Impairment

Severe depressive and sexual symptoms of menopause associated with worse cognitive performance

Regular Exercise Linked to Slower Deterioration in Parkinson Disease

Regular physical activity levels linked to slower deterioration of postural and gait stability, activities of daily living, processing speed

New Device Safe, Effective for Treating Brain Aneurysms

Woven EndoBridge device effective for treating ruptured and unruptured aneurysms in all intracranial locations

Donepezil Tied to Risk for Overactive Bladder

Risk for overactive bladder varies across individual cholinesterase inhibitor drugs

Aquatic Exercise Cuts Pain, Disability From Low Back Pain

Improvements show long-term effect up to 12 months following a three-month intervention