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

Friend’s disgusting photo move after skiing accident, health updates, F1 news

Michael Schumacher’s family fought to bury “secret” photos of the Formula One legend leaked by a “friend” three years after his tragic accident. The pal reportedly smuggled the snaps out of the former racer’s Lake Geneva home in 2016 and put them on sale for an eye-watering $A1.77 million, The Sun reports. Watch Every Practice, … Read more

PTSD, TBI, and a genetic variant show strong links with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias

The medical community has never researched the simultaneous impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and genetic risk factors in a large cohort … until now. In a study of Veterans led by Dr. Mark Logue, a statistician in the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, researchers concluded … 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