Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID mortality age patterns changed significantly during pandemic

Early in the pandemic, older populations in the United States suffered the greatest death toll from COVID-19. But Penn demographers Irma Elo and Samuel Preston, with Boston University's Andrew Stokes and others, wanted to ...

Medical research

Epilepsy support needed to reduce preventable deaths

Experts say as many as 76 percent of fatalities could be caused by a substantial number of people between the ages of 16 and 54 not receiving neurology care after an epilepsy-related hospital admission.

Neuroscience

Study: Death rate from Parkinson's rising in US

A new study shows that in the last two decades the death rate from Parkinson's disease has risen about 63% in the United States. The research is published in the October 27, 2021, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil COVID cases still soaring among unprotected majority

Brazil's slowly unfolding vaccination program appears to have slowed the pace of deaths among the nation's elderly, according to death certificate data, but COVID-19 is still taking a rising toll as unprotected younger people ...

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