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The controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they should take the medication. Many doctors believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “moved the goalposts” to approve Aduhelm (aducanumab) in early June, and…  read on >  read on >

In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have…  read on >  read on >

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday. The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by others in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told CBS News. The NFL has…  read on >  read on >

A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the United States for treating hallucinations and delusions related to Parkinson’s. The new study, published July 22 in the New…  read on >  read on >

If you’re hitting the road with your infant this summer, you need to ensure your child’s safety and comfort, a pediatric expert says. First, check your car safety seat to make sure it’s installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It needs to be rear-facing and at the correct angle to prevent your infant’s head from…  read on >  read on >

Urinary tract infections: They’re the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns researchers found was that many women think frequent antibiotic use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) might not be…  read on >  read on >

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes. The findings show that decisions about halting life-sustaining treatment for these patients should not be made in the first days after the injury, the researchers said. “TBI…  read on >  read on >

Most sexual assault survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately after the attack, but it tends to lessen over the following months, a new study finds. “One of the main takeaways is that the majority of recovery from post-traumatic stress happens in the first three months,” said study lead author Emily Dworkin, an assistant professor…  read on >  read on >