Mark L. Fuerst is a freelance health and medical writer for ConsultantLive, Rheumatology Network, Psychiatric Times, and other UBM publications. He writes about rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and men’s health.
Neuro News Roundup: Migraine & MS Risks
Research includes impact of body weight on migraine risk, effect of sleep on MS relapse, and side effects of statins in stroke survivors.
Engagement in HIV Care Can Mean Longer Life
Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced AIDS-associated morbidity and mortality -- but only in those who know they are HIV positive and if they maintain sustained engagement with care.
3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care
May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order.
Corticosteroids Overprescribed in Young Asthmatics
Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right.
Ischemic Stroke and Older AIDS Patients
The paradigm of HIV care is changing for aging patients. This study sheds new light.
Neuro News Roundup: Stroke Outcomes
Studies include stroke risk with epilepsy, genetic predisposition for ischemic stroke, and dysphagia screening in stroke patients.
HIV and Quality of Life
Turns out, older age may have its advantages when it comes to coping with HIV infection.
Neuro News Roundup: Parkinson or parkinsonian?
Studies also include stem cell transplantation for treatment-refractory MS and aspirin use for headache to lessen the need for rescue medication.
Prenatal Fish Oil May Trim Asthma Risks in Children
Risk may be reduced by about one-third in the children of pregnant women who take these supplements.
Obesity Balloons With Childhood Asthma
Asthma medications reduced obesity risk. Which type of medication surprised the researchers.
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