MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pop singer Britney Spears was at the height of her fame in 2008 when, through a series of arcane legal maneuverings, her father gained conservatorship over her and took control of her personal and financial affairs. Spears’ plight and the #FreeBritney movement hasContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to a new study that urges doctors to change the way they treat people with mental disorders. Previous research shows people withContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The “white cane” that many blind people rely on for navigating the world hasn’t been upgraded in a century, but researchers are reporting progress on a “robo-cane” they hope will modernize the assistive device. The prototype cane is equipped with a color 3DContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders are at increased risk for COVID-19 and severe illness, researchers report. Being aware of the heightened risk is important in prioritizing COVID-19 prevention measures, such as vaccination, testing, masking and distancing for these groups,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young people aren’t immune from severe COVID-19, and a new study warns that some are more at risk than others. Folks under 45 have more than triple the risk for severe COVID-19 if they have cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic orContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a sharp rise in schizophrenia cases linked with marijuana use since the mid-1990s, a new Danish study finds. Prior research has suggested that marijuana — particularly very heavy use — is associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. Although strict cause-and-effectContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Serious “long COVID” symptoms could qualify as a disability and make patients eligible for federal assistance, President Joe Biden said Monday. Some recovered COVID-19 patients have lasting problems such as fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, fever and double vision, which “can sometimes riseContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes. The findings show that decisions about halting life-sustaining treatment for these patients should not beContinue Reading