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...]
Dementia Risk: Does Diet Matter?
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...]
New Information on the Link Between Maternal Antidepressant Use and Birth Defects
The relationship between maternal antidepressant use and fetal health has long been of concern to both the women’s health and pediatrics communities. Research into how antidepressants affect a growing fetus has led to some actionable information on which antidepressants are safest and if and how certain women can stay on antidepressants while … [Read more...]
New Data Show Arthritis and Migraine May Be Linked
Arthritis and migraine are two chronic conditions that often involve pain that can be hard to effectively treat. Arthritis, which is a joint disorder featuring inflammation, is very common, affecting more than 3 million people in the United States each year. Migraine, which often involves severe pain that includes throbbing in the head, is as … [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...]