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2023

Getting COVID Raises Odds for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Vaccination Lowers Risk

Getting COVID Raises Odds for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Vaccination Lowers RiskWEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- COVID infection can raise the risk of a rare immune system attack on the body's nerves -- but vaccination might protect against it, a large new study suggests.The study, of more than 3 million Israeli adults and teenagers, found that COVID infection was linked to a substantially increased risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome in the next six weeks.GBS is a rare condition where the immune system launches a misguided attack on the body's own nerve tissue. It causes symptoms like weakness and tingling in the limbs, difficulty walking and even paralysis.Experts said it's no surprise that COVID would raise the odds of GBS: When the condition occurs, it's often in the weeks following a respiratory or gut infection. Researchers believe that's...

Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Dementia Risk

17 October 2023
Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Dementia RiskTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly three times more likely to develop dementia than other adults, a new study suggests.The results also indicate that treatment with ADHD medication may help reduce their dementia risk. No clear uptick in dementia risk was found among ADHD patients who received psychostimulant medication."More than 3% of the adult U.S. population has ADHD, and most go undiagnosed," said senior researcher Abraham Reichenberg, a professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City."There is limited research on this group, and it is important to determine if this group is at higher risk for dementia and if medications and/or lifestyle changes can affect risk,...

Women Face Higher Odds of Depression After Head Injury...

17 October 2023
Women Face Higher Odds of Depression After Head Injury Than MenTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely to develop depression after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a new study shows. The analysis of nine published studies included nearly 700,000 people and found that the risk for depression among women after a TBI was nearly 50% higher than it is for men. "Depression is a known risk factor for poor recovery after TBI," said lead researcher Dr. Isaac Freedman, an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "In 2019, suicide was the leading cause of TBI-related deaths. In fact, the average suicide rate was more than six times higher in those who suffered a TBI."It's well-established that there is an association between TBI and depression, but the mechanisms behind this relationship remain...

FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored...

17 October 2023
FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored CigarsTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A proposed rule from federal regulators that would ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first announced the proposed rule in April.The agency said then that the rule had “the potential to significantly reduce disease and death,” reduce “youth experimentation and addiction” and increase the numbers of smokers who quit.“Once finalized, rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars rule will be the most significant actions that the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has taken in its 14-year history. The American Lung Association [ALA] is eager for these lifesaving rules to be implemented and...

As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists Give Advice on Coping

17 October 2023
As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists Give Advice on CopingTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Whether or not you have loved ones in the Middle East, the horrors of the violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza are heart-wrenching and difficult to bear. “It’s important to be informed, but don’t stress yourself out," said Dr. Gary Small, chair of psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.Ration your exposure to what you see, given the impact graphic news reports can have on mental health, Small advises in a hospital news release.“We live every day in a denial of the horrors out there in the world,” Small said, adding that catastrophic events, such as the massacres and kidnappings in Israel and the Sept. 11 terror attacks, put the very worst of human behavior in front of people’s eyes.He recommends...
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