Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New symptoms common four months after COVID-19

(HealthDay)—About half of survivors of COVID-19 who have been hospitalized report symptoms that did not exist before their COVID-19 illness, according to a study published online March 17 in the Journal of the American ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Obesity may worsen Alzheimer's disease effects, new research shows

Being overweight increases the risk of many serious health conditions, including strokes, cancer, diabetes and hypertension. Less well known, perhaps, is the link between being overweight or obese and the health of our brain. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Individuals with high ADHD-traits are more vulnerable to insomnia

Individuals with high ADHD traits that do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis are less able to perform tasks involving attentional regulation or emotional control after a sleepless night than individuals with low ADHD traits, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy—a lack of interest or motivation—could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a 'window of opportunity' to treat the disease at an early stage, according to new research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 caution fatigue: Why it happens, and 3 ways to prevent it

Many Canadians have wrestled with mental health issues during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research by Mental Health Research Canada found that the percentage of people experiencing high to extremely high anxiety quadrupled from ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Identifying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

When a 60-year-old tells her nurse she's been forgetting things—a dinner night with friends, a neighbor's name, or to call for a grandchild's birthday, for instance—the nurse may respond several different ways: The nurse ...

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