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CV Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis May Alter Brain Metabolism

Cardiovascular risk, particularly hypertension, associated with brain hypometabolism in asymptomatic middle-aged adults

Egg, Cholesterol Intake Linked to Higher Mortality

Increased mortality associated with egg consumption largely influenced by cholesterol intake

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Risk for Sleep Disorder

Increased risk observed for any sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep-related movement disorder

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Significantly greater global cognitive deficits seen in those with schizophrenia who had metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension

Many Non-Whites Experience Discrimination in Alzheimer Disease Care

Overall, 36, 19, and 18 percent of Black, Hispanic, Asian Americans, respectively, believe discrimination is barrier to receiving care

CDC: 21,869 West Nile Virus Cases Identified in U.S. in 2009 to 2018

59 percent were neuroinvasive disease cases, which occurred more often with increasing age

American Indians Have Highest Risk for Nonhemorrhagic Stroke

American Indians have highest risk of nonhemorrhagic stroke compared with non-American Indians, in presence or absence of a-fib

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Costs of Eating Disorders Quantified for the United States

Total economic costs estimated at $64.7 billion for fiscal year 2018 to 2019; reduction in well-being costs estimated at $326.5 billion

AAN: Anomalously Warm Weather Tied to More MS Hospital Visits

Authors say absolute effect on people with multiple sclerosis and the health care system is meaningful