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...]
Can Noise Give You a Heart Attack?
Baby Aspirin: Does Dose Matter?
Aspirin has conventionally been used to prevent heart disease, stroke, and death in patients with heightened risk. Many physicians have assumed that higher doses are likely more effective than lower doses when used prophylactically. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has produced surprising results that suggest … [Read more...]
Do We Finally Have a Cure for Alopecia Areata?
Effective treatment for hair loss has eluded physicians and scientists for generations, regardless of the type of hair loss or the mechanism underlying it. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune form of hair loss where hair is rapidly lost from the scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. The treatment options for the condition have been limited, but clinical … [Read more...]
Can COVID-19 Vaccination Cause Vitiligo?
There is ongoing interest in potential unwanted side effects associated with COVID-19 vaccination. While many of the original theories on adverse events were deemed conspiracy theories, some data are emerging that suggest that COVID-19 vaccination may lead to some unintended health consequences. A new case study published in the journal Cureus … [Read more...]
Can Some Flu Vaccines Exacerbate Asthma Symptoms?
The use of vaccines in children has perhaps never been more controversial than it is now, following the development and distribution of child vaccines for COVID-19. Flu vaccines have long been recommended in children. In those with asthma, the value of flu vaccines is complicated by both the impact of flu on asthma symptoms and the potential impact … [Read more...]