Restless Legs Connected With Hypertension
For middle-aged women with restless legs syndrome, it's not just itching and an irresistible urge to move the legs. It also may be a risk factor for high blood pressure.
Feel Blue, Green and Red?
Pain will come and go for most people, but it can be more intense if you suffer depression and/or anxiety. Treating these problems can be difficult but experts provide some tips.
Small Silent Strokes Increase Risks
Small undetected strokes are not uncommon in older patients. These incidences may be contributing to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in such patients.
Women Who Smoke Experience More Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain, quitting smoking may be one of your best bets. Women who are heavy smokers or even former smokers tend to experience substantially more pain than non-smokers.
Distress Linked to Back Pain Intensity
Don't discount the role of psychiatric disorders in chronic back pain. Distress may increase the pain intensity and inability to work when it comes to acute low back pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Substantial Alzheimer's Guideline Changes
A proposed change in guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease means patients will be examined for signs of the disease after their death even if they never exhibited symptoms suggesting the diagnosis.
Drugs Found Safe for Dementia Patients
Several studies over the summer suggested that common drugs taken by the elderly including antidepressants and antihistamines might cause additional cognitive impairment in those suffering from dementia.
Dementia Cases Going Undiagnosed
As many as 36 million worldwide are suffering from some type of dementia, yet about three quarters of them have not been diagnosed, partly because it is often falsely considered a normal part of aging.
Brain Injury Increases Parkinson's Risk
A traumatic brain injury won't cause Parkinson's disease. Instead it may make patients more susceptible to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.
Special Needs Kids Bullied & Isolated
Kids with special needs are struggling in the classroom, far more than their peers. Kids with special needs feel more isolated, are the victims of bullying at far greater rates, and are less motivated to do well academically.