Even One Head Injury Boosts All-Cause Mortality Risk

Sustaining even a single head injury has been linked to a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality in new research. An analysis of more than 13,000 adult participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study showed a dose-response pattern in which one head injury was linked to a 66% increased risk for all-cause mortality, … Read more

Psychiatric Illnesses Share Common Brain Network

A network of neural connections is linked to six psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD), depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety, new research shows. Investigators used coordinate and lesion network mapping to assess whether there was a shared brain network common to multiple psychiatric disorders. In a meta-analysis of almost 200 studies encompassing more … Read more

Statins Tied to Lower ICH Risk Regardless of Bleed Location

A new study has provided further reassurance on questions about the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) with statins. The Danish case-control study, which compared statin use in 2164 case patients with ICH and in 86,255 matched control persons, found that current statin use was associated with a lower risk of having a first ICH and … Read more