Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Autism appears to develop differently in girls and boys, so the findings of research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is four times more common in boys, which may help explain why there’s far … Read more

Obesity Costs a U.S. Adult almost $1,900 per Year

WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese, even a small amount of weight gain may come with higher medical costs, a new study finds. It’s well known that obesity contributes to health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers — and health care costs reflect that. But the … Read more

The Power of Fiction on the Mind

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s not unusual for a fictional character to ring such a chord that their story shapes your life. Think of educators inspired by Robin Williams’ character in “Dead Poets Society,” lawyers drawn to the profession by Perry Mason or Atticus Finch, or health … Read more

COVID Patients Face Higher Risk for Stroke

FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study adds to mounting evidence that COVID patients have an added risk of stroke. Researchers analyzed data on more than 20,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with COVID-19 between January and November 2020. The analysis found that their risk of stroke was higher than for patients with … Read more

Vaccines Needed to Stop COVID’s Spread

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than 1 in 10 people in Wuhan carried COVID-19 antibodies in their bloodstream four months after the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city that served as a harbinger of a global pandemic, a new study shows. Further, only about 40% of … Read more

Fish Oil, Vitamin D Won’t Prevent A-Fib: Study

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For people hoping to prevent the heart rhythm disorder known as “a-fib,” new research shows that taking vitamin D or fish oil supplements won’t help. A-fib, also known as atrial fibrillation, affects more than 33 million people worldwide and is the most common type … Read more

Study reveals severity of Covid using imaging – ET HealthWorld

New York: A team of researchers has found a visual correlation between the severity of Covid-19 in the lungs using CT scans and the severity of effects on patient’s brains, using MRI scans. The study showed that by looking at lung CT scans of patients diagnosed with Covid-19, physicians may be able to predict just … Read more