Health News

Use Your Head - By Protecting It
When it comes to playing sports like football and soccer, using your head may actually be the best way to lose it - or at least to lose a little bit of your cognitive power.
Calm Your Nerves about Pre-Diabetes
In almost all cases, people have prediabetes before they develop type 2 diabetes. Like diabetes, prediabetes has been linked to complications such as nerve damage. Now, new research may break that link.
Digital Age Brings Generation of Back Pain
It's a common scenario: It's the end of the work day and you're struggling with an achy back and sore neck, even though your physical activity for the day hasn't involved much more than sitting at your desk, eyes glued to a computer screen.
First Therapy Approved in the EU for Neurodegenerative Disease
Pfizer announced that the European Commission has approved Vyndaqel (tafamidis) for the treatment of Transthyretin Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) in adult patients with stage 1 symptomatic polyneuropathy. TTR-FAP is a rare, progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects approximately 8,000 patients worldwide.
Wise Old Owls
The old adage about getting wiser with age just might be true. Older people have more wisdom than their younger counterparts, which levels the field when it comes to mental performance.
How Brains Predict Future Events
The human brain is capable of making short term predictions on a daily basis ranging from who is calling on the phone to whether a dropped glass will break. Scientists are beginning to understand how that works.
Fish Oil May Encourage Brain Health
Fish oil has become a popular health supplement in recent years. It may be with good reason. Fish oil supplements appear to offer benefits for brain health and aging.
Stutterers's Brain Not Organized
Stuttering that starts in childhood and continues into adulthood is uncommon. Those who find the condition lingering may be using a different part of their brain to process the speech.
Medtronic Hires Yale to Review Spine Product
Criticism has prompted Medtronic to offer Yale University $2.5 million for two independent studies of its controversial Infuse spinal fusion product.
Panic Attacks Predictable
Panic attacks may seem sudden and unexpected. In fact, physiological instability is detectable for at least an hour before a patient is aware that the panic attack will happen.