Category Archives: Disability

Forget about Biogen/Eisai’s promising new drug for Alzheimer’s; Study says aggressive blood-pressure treatment with existing meds reduces dementia/AD risk.

The News: After decades of prominent failures, hope arose for a drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). After heightening expectations recently, Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo) and Biogen… Read more »

Boomer Alert: Aging immune cells increase risk for macular degeneration, blindness. Apellis, Ophthotech to the rescue?

The News: As people age, so do their immune systems. And new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that aging immune cells increase the risk… Read more »

Study finds working the graveyard shift can have more serious health consequences than previously thought. New data should support better compensation.

The News: Night-shift work may wreak havoc with blood-sugar levels, a new study asserts. Researchers analyzed data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those… Read more »

Physician burnout, suicide take a toll on everyone, and it’s getting worse. What’s the answer?

The News: Nearly two-thirds of US doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both–and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. “One in… Read more »

Study says defibrillator drones could save countless lives before ambulance eventually arrives. Seems obvious, but what happened to good-old CPR?

The News:  The speed of unmanned aerial systems, commonly called drones, could save lives, since for every minute that passes between cardiac arrest and CPR or defibrillation, the chance of… Read more »

Surprising study finds exercise creates “healthy” version of fat tissue. News comes just in time for holiday gorging.

The News: According to a timely new study, a single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health…. Read more »

Alarming Harvard study predicts over half of US children will be obese by age 35. Time to embrace the “Nanny State?”

The News: Nearly three in five children in the US today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new projection that Reuters reports…. Read more »

Breakthrough study says blood thinners cut dementia risk by half. Message: If you start taking them, don’t quit.

The News: Anticoagulant drugs may protect against dementia as well as stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat, new research suggests. A Swedish study found that patients being treated for… Read more »