Research has suggested that air pollution impacts the brains of older adults and contributes to cognitive decline and dementia—but until now, no researchers have linked improved air quality to better cognition. Writing for Kaiser Health News, Judith Graham explains how two new studies have found the first evidence that better air quality could lead to healthier brains in older adults.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday released draft recommendations saying all adults under the age of 65 should be screened for anxiety. But some providers argue the recommendations aren't practical given the shortage of mental health providers.
Many people routinely donate blood, but doing so significantly depletes their iron stores, which may take months to fully replenish—causing concern that donors may be living "on the edge of anemia," Brittany Trang writes for STAT.
New evidence suggests that a daily muscle-strengthening routine for the diaphragm and other "breath training" efforts help boost heart health and decrease high blood pressure, Allison Aubrey writes for NPR's "Shots."
Already struggling to help her rural patients access necessary care, the Covid-19 pandemic only further exacerbated a doctor's stress and feelings of burnout, eventually causing her heart to physically "break," Oliver Whang writes for the New York Times.