It has been reported that 20% of children are exposed to parent or caregiver intimate partner violence, and this exposure has significant implications for the health of both the survivors and the children. The policies around the COVID-19 pandemic have led to unique circumstances that have enhanced isolation for families and children suffering from … [Read more...]
How Has the Pandemic Affected Intime Partner Violence?
Do Antipsychotics Increase the Risk of Dying from COVID-19?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been widely recognized that older people and those with pre-existing conditions are at heightened risk for severe illness and death compared to their younger, healthier counterparts. However, when considering pre-existing conditions, much of the focus is on diseases associated with being overweight, such as … [Read more...]
Dementia Risk: Does Diet Matter?
Dementia is a devastating condition that is becoming increasingly problematic as size of the elderly population grows. Over the next 3 decades, cases are expected to triple. Unlike many other age-related diseases, dementia is still not well understood by physicians, and treatments are still largely ineffective. Aggressive research efforts therefore … [Read more...]
New Data on Gene Therapy in Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer. Each year, approximately 68,000 Americans are affected by the disease. Treatments for bladder cancer have lagged behind treatments for other forms of cancer, and for about 30 years, 5-year survival rates remained consistent, and physicians and patients were limited by few therapeutic options. Now, … [Read more...]
How Does Anxiety Manifest in People Living with Lupus?
Lupus is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women of color and has eluded effective therapies for decades. Recently, there has been a push to incorporate the patient’s voice into the research and development process so that new therapies for the disease can address not only disease activity but also the symptoms that … [Read more...]