Medical research

Clinical tool rapidly assesses post-intensive care syndrome

(HealthDay)—The self-report version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is valid for assessing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly meningitis B targets college students

(HealthDay)—College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Driving with dementia—New guidance for doctors

New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals.

Health

How does the precision medicine initiative affect me?

As the All of Us initiative (previously known as the Precision Medicine Initiative) and the collection of DNA sequences of one million Americans begins this year, with at least 65,000 people already enrolled in the program, ...

Immunology

FDA approves drug to treat rare immune disease

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Gamifant (emapalumab-lzsg) for the treatment of primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in pediatric (as young as newborn) and adult patients ...

Pediatrics

Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media can positively influence breastfeeding related attitudes, knowledge and behavior, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Breastfeeding support groups on social media create a sense ...

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