Many patients worry that receiving a metal implant might set off their metal allergy, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. “Cases in which patients are inquiring about a metal allergy as it relates to their metal implants — including joint replacements, rods, pins, screws, plates, certain neurologic and cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and…  read on >  read on >

It’s well-established that American football players can suffer significant brain impacts as they age. Now, new research shows that elite European soccer players are also more likely than the average person to develop dementia. Men in the Swedish top soccer division between 1924 and 2019 were 1.5 times more likely to develop neurodegenerative disease than…  read on >  read on >

Just like adults, young children with type 1 diabetes may get the blood sugar control they need using an “artificial pancreas,” new research shows. The Control-IQ artificial pancreas system was tested in a clinical trial in children aged 2 to 6. Using the technology developed at the University of Virginia (UVA), these children spent approximately…  read on >  read on >

The list of symptoms that can strike long COVID sufferers has just gotten a little longer, and a little more mysterious: Researchers are reporting a case of “face blindness” related to the syndrome. The condition, known medically as prosopagnosia, causes a very specific impairment: trouble discerning one face from another. Even the once-familiar face of…  read on >  read on >

In state after state, doors are quickly slamming shut on the ability of doctors to provide gender-affirming care for transgender minors. The newest restriction is set to take effect Thursday in Florida, where that state’s Board of Medicine decided last month to ban the use of all puberty blockers, hormone therapies and/or surgeries for any…  read on >  read on >