Neuroscience

Blood lipoprotein levels linked to future risk of ALS

Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest the findings of a large epidemiology study published online in the Journal ...

Medical economics

Affordable care act had limited effects on reducing uninsurance

(HealthDay)—There is substantial variation by state in reducing uninsurance for Black, Hispanic, and low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published online July 21 in Health Equity.

Medical research

Where you live can greatly affect your heart and brain health

Liz Harris won't let anything stop her from walking. Three mornings a week, she descends three flights of stairs and heads to Anacostia Park. It's a 10-minute walk just to get there. If none of her friends are available, ...

Cardiology

Too many older Americans are taking daily aspirin

(HealthDay)—Many older adults are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward off first-time heart problems—despite guidelines that now discourage it, a new study finds.

Medications

Study tracks antidepressant use during pregnancy

Almost half of New Zealand women who take antidepressants in the months before getting pregnant, stop during their pregnancy, a new University of Otago study shows.

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