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Statin use reduces dementia risk after concussion in seniors

(HealthDay)—Older adults have an increased risk for dementia after concussion, which is modestly reduced among patients using a statin, according to a study published online May 20 in JAMA Neurology. Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues examined whether statin use is associated with the risk for dementia after a concussion. […]

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Mind mom’s mental health after child’s diagnosis

Doctors should consider a “family diagnosis” when it comes to treating children with epilepsy, as recent research has uncovered the potential for long-term mental-health challenges impacting the mothers of diagnosed children. According to a new study by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute, 57 percent of mothers of children with epilepsy were at risk for […]

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Study pinpoints what causes relapse after cancer immunotherapy

Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes for patients. But a lingering problem with immunotherapy, as with many other cancer treatments, is relapse. In many cases the tumor comes back, and doctors don’t know why. Now, research from the lab of Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller’s […]

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Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak

Officials in Mozambique say the number of cholera cases among survivors of a devastating cyclone has jumped to 139. The Portuguese news agency Lusa cites national health official Ussein Isse in a report late Thursday. The cholera outbreak had been declared a day earlier with just five confirmed cases. Cholera is a major concern for […]