MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety. That’s because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new CanadianContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Immune system-triggered inflammation is the likely reason for the loss of smell reported by many COVID-19 patients, a new study finds. “As a neuropathologist, I wondered why smell loss is a very common symptom with COVID-19 but not with other respiratory diseases,” saidContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have discovered that even a mild case of COVID-19 might inflict damage on your brain. On average, middle-aged and older adults who’d been sick with COVID showed signs of tissue shrinkage in brain areas related to the sense of smell, the researchersContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system in children. RNS has alreadyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A medication that acts on certain brain receptors can temporarily ease visual-processing problems in some adults with autism, a small study has found. Researchers said it’s far too early to know whether the drug, arbaclofen, could prove useful in managing those visual issues.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Every year in the United States, a few hundred children die suddenly and without explanation. Now researchers have found gene variants that may contribute to some of those tragic deaths. The hope, experts said, is that understanding the underlying mechanisms will eventually leadContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Dec. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fever-related seizures in young children can be alarming for parents, but they’re usually not life-threatening, an expert says. During a so-called febrile seizure, a child may lose consciousness, experience body stiffness and have full-body shaking. The seizures — which typically last a minuteContinue Reading