Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is the Southern US more at risk for COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID: why are Swedish towns banning masks?

Officials in Halmstad municipality, Sweden, recently forced a teacher to remove their mask and prohibited the use of masks and all forms of PPE in schools. The municipality said there was no scientific evidence for wearing ...

Health

What do we really know about e-cigarettes and vaping?

E-cigarettes get teenagers hooked on nicotine. Or they aid cigarette smokers seeking to quit. Or they may be harmful in other ways. Those competing messages make the devices a tricky subject for health communicators, says ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Canada's response hits a turning point

COVID-19 is an emerging risk for which the consequences are still unknown. That the virus could have potentially catastrophic health and economic consequences means that we must adopt a precautionary approach. Thus far, public ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency department doctors ask: "Where did all the patients go?"

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies—including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks—declined by nearly a third, raising concerns ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New communication technique helps people with dementia

People with advanced dementia could be helped to interact through a non-verbal communication technique known as 'Adaptive Interaction', researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered.

Medications

Rise in meth and opioid use during pregnancy

Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist ...

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