Neuroscience

Manual workers face twice the risk of developing ALS

ALS is a progressive neurological disease that attacks the nerves that interact with the body's muscles. The disease typically leads to complete paralysis of the body, robbing patients of their ability to walk, speak, eat ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 models plot dire scenarios for California hospitals

When Gov. Gavin Newsom provided a dire view of California's out-of-control surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations this week, he referred to projection models of future death and misery that he said were becoming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping the good and the bad of pandemic-related restrictions

Pandemics bring pain. But so do the prescriptions for containing them: From school closures to total lockdowns, every government-mandated approach to blunting the impact of COVID-19 involves a trade-off between lives saved ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Elderly in the US: Risk of dementia has been rising for years

Over the past 20 years or so, the risk for US men and women of suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia has increased. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic ...

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