Despite some advances, women still face disparities of the global burden of stroke

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2021 — The continued global burden of stroke and how it disproportionately affects women are highlighted in new science published online today in the February issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Stroke editors selected nine manuscripts focused on stroke disparities in […]

Beating the ‘billion-dollar bug’ is a shared burden

Corn rows as far as the eye can see in Buchanan County, Iowa. Credit: Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel. A lurking threat that has stymied US corn growers for decades is now returning to the forefront: western corn rootworm. Sometimes referred to as the “billion-dollar […]

Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients

IMAGE: Brenda Pun, DNP, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center view more  Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. Choice of sedative medications and curbs […]

Analysis reveals high burden of musculoskeletal disorders across the globe

Musculoskeletal disorders–which affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints–can severely affect individuals’ physical and mental health, and they’re especially prevalent among aging adults. Although many researchers are studying these conditions and their rates in different regions of the world, no study to date has provided an overview of the burden of all musculoskeletal disorders. Investigators […]