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Rheumatoid arthritis drugs lower risk of heart disease, study shows
December 8, 2022
Commonly used drugs that reduce joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis also reduce vascular inflammation and cardiovascular risk, finds a new study.
Q: “Is My Child Old Enough for a Smartphone?”
December 8, 2022
Q: “How do I know if my child, who’s 10, is ready for a smartphone? Are there benefits or downsides to holding off when it seems like all my child’s classmates have access to one? Should I be concerned about potentially early exposure to social media?”

Many parents are un...
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to lower risk of bleeding stroke
December 7, 2022
People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study. An intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by bleeding in the brain.
Study identifies potential link between oral bacteria and brain abscesses
December 7, 2022
Researchers have examined the records of 87 patients admitted to hospital with brain abscesses, and found that the 52 patients for whom no cause had been found were about three times as likely to have oral bacteria present in their samples.
“These Fidgets Help Me Release Nervous Energy at Work”
December 7, 2022
I recently shared with my Italian students a video of myself over-explaining the atmosphere of Wembley Stadium on the fateful day Italy won the Euro 2020 against England. After I watched the three-minute film, I had some revelations.

I needed a new class rule: No upsetting Mr. L...
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Parkinson's medication improved blood pressure in teens with Type 1 diabetes
December 6, 2022
Teens with Type 1 diabetes who took bromocriptine, a medication usually prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease, had lower blood pressure after one month of treatment compared to those who did not take the medicine. Participants taking the medication for one month also experienced significant improv...
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“Sometimes, My ADHD Looks a Lot Like Autism.”
December 6, 2022
My husband once explained to me, in pain-staking detail, why J. R. R. Tolkien excised every French word from saga, down to swapping “Bag’s End” for the French-derived “cul-de-sac.” The explanation lasted 45 minutes; I know because I counted each one. My husband owns multiple copies...
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“This Is a Turning Point in ADHD Research — and Treatment”
December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022
Over the years, persistent concerns by clinicians about the safety of ADHD medications have hampered treatment, particularly in middle-aged and older adults. The notion that ADHD...
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Is Your Teen’s Social Media Use Dangerous?
December 2, 2022
Does social media harm teens? The answer is complicated.
Alarming news reports and research on social media are common — and understandably troubling to caregivers and professionals — today. One recent study found that teens who reported spending more than 3 hours a day on social ...
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Small studies of 40Hz sensory stimulation confirm safety, suggest Alzheimer's benefits
December 1, 2022
Researchers report early stage clinical study results of tests with non-invasive 40Hz light and sound treatment.