Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, physicians and researchers have investigated the factors that predict how well people manage COVID-19 once infected and have looked to the potential effects of existing drugs on COVID-19 severity. A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry highlights the possibility that psychiatric medication may be beneficial … [Read more...]
Can Antidepressants Prevent Severe COVID-19?
New Evidence Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Linked to Dementia in Older Adults
There has long been speculation that alcohol consumption may contribute to dementia risk. As dementia incidence has been accelerating in recent decades, concerted research efforts have aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the disease so that we can more effectively prevent or halt the disease. With the population living longer and dementia … [Read more...]
What Interventions Can Help Asthma Patients Enjoy Health Benefits of Physical Activity?
It is generally agreed upon and widely known that physical activity improves health. However, exercise is commonly associated with health improvements based on its effects on the cardiovascular system and its ability to, for instance, help people maintain a healthy wait and reduce their risks for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. A new … [Read more...]
Does Fetal Cannabis Exposure Affect Metabolism?
Cannabis is becoming more popular as laws around its use are relaxed and more and more cannabis-based products hit the market. Given the increased use and growing perception that cannabis use is safe, it is critical that we accelerate research into understanding the specific effects of cannabis use and the contexts in which it may be helpful or … [Read more...]
Can Noise Give You a Heart Attack?
People are often bothered by loud noises, especially if those noises reach a certain decibel or are of a certain pitch. However, we tend to think of noise as simply annoying and do not generally consider it a danger. The results of a new study out of Rutgers Medical School that were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 71th Annual … [Read more...]