FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says. A concussion is “a short-lived functional brain injury typically caused by a bump or blow to the head,” Cleveland Clinic concussion specialist Dr. Richard FiglerContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Brain fog. It has become an inexplicable side effect of COVID-19 infection, but researchers now report they have discovered a possible reason why it happens. In a small study, investigators found abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid of some COVID-19 patients who developed thinkingContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s a move that could severely limit the number of people taking the controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm: Medicare on Tuesday proposed to only cover the cost of the pricey medication for people enrolled in approved clinical trials. A final decision on coverageContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For several years, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has called for middle and high schools to start later in the morning, to help these young people get the right amount of sleep. Now, new research suggests that students aren’t the only ones whoContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Following a months-long and unprecedented review, Medicare officials expect to announce within the next couple of weeks whether the program will cover the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. The drug’s benefits are in question and its annual price tag tops $28,000. The U.S. CentersContinue Reading