Recognizing groups at risk for broken bones is critical for implementing prevention measures and avoiding accidents that can reduce quality of life. In the case of certain breaks – such as hip fractures – even premature death can occur. Currently, those with intellectual disability (also referred to as learning disabilities) are not identified as a … [Read more...]
Do Intellectual Disabilities Increase the Risk for Fractures?
Monitoring mRNA Vaccine Safety
The speed with which the COVID-19 vaccines were developed raised concerns among healthcare professionals and the general public alike regarding both the long-term efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Though certain vaccines were granted emergency use authorization given the gravity of the public health crisis, efficacy and safety data have been … [Read more...]
Does Age of Football Participation Affect Risk for Brain Disease?
In recent years, concern over the danger of football playing a critical role in failing mental and cognitive health has grown. These concerns have stemmed from observations of former football players suffering neurodegenerative disorders such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy that lead to dementia and other neurological diseases. The results of … [Read more...]
Soccer May Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease
Much of our focus on preventing head injury and resulting neurodegenerative disease in sports has emphasized sports with frequent and often severe head impacts. American football players and professional boxers, for instance, have been thought of as at increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. A new study published in JAMA … [Read more...]
Healthcare Workers at Increased Risk for Voice Disorders During Pandemic
A new study published in Laryngoscope has tackled the issue of whether healthcare workers who have been caring for patients in high-risk units during the COVID-19 outbreak are at increased risk for voice disorders. This cross-sectional study involved a questionnaire that more than 220 healthcare workers answered. The questionnaire included … [Read more...]