Research finds balance tests key in better gauging concussions

As professional football approaches the July start of training camps and prep and college football programs look toward their fall seasons, new research from Florida Tech into concussions among student-athletes may have found a better way to understand the severity of these head injuries: balance tests. In “Change in Balance…

This Father's Day, I'm Celebrating My Ex

To my ex-husband: Both of us know we don’t belong together any longer. But there was a time when we did. Back then, all I could see was you, our future, lots of children, and a house in the country. I got all of that — we got all of…

Brazil, Europe pass bleak milestones as WHO warns of new virus phase

The coronavirus pandemic has passed grim milestones as Brazil confirmed one million infections and Europe chalked up more than 2.5 million Saturday as the World Health Organization warned of a “new and dangerous phase”. Death tolls in Colombia and Mexico also made grim reading —passing 2,000 and 20,000, respectively—as the…

Child beer affair in Bavaria: councillors celebrate Corona Party

The Covid-19-pandemic keeps the world in breath. More than 8.5 million people have been infected so far worldwide, with the novel Coronavirus, 188.716 in Germany – where it always comes back to local outbreaks. Child beer affair in Bavaria: councillors celebrate Corona Party In the upper Bavarian Penzberg, the host…

High cortisol levels associated with greater risk of death from COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with extremely high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood are more likely to deteriorate quickly and die, according to new research published today. The study, led by NIHR Research Professor Waljit Dhillo from Imperial College London and Consultant Endocrinologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust,…

Beliefs about cannabis influence older adults’ choice of treatments for chronic pain

Pain levels and quality-of-life issues have little influence on older adults’ decisions to treat chronic pain and other long-term diseases or conditions with cannabis or opioids, a new study found. Instead, older adults’ treatment decisions are driven primarily by their and their health care providers’ attitudes and beliefs about cannabis,…