Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Ups ASD Risk in Offspring

New research analyzed data from a nested case-control study participants in the Nurses' Health Study II to explore maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution and odds of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in offspring.

CAM Therapies and MS: Guidelines Issued by AAN

The American Academy of Neurology has issued guidelines and recommendations on the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

More Exercise Linked to Lower BP, Glucose Levels

In a recent study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, self-reported moderate to vigorous exercise was tied to lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

Many Patients Don't Use Inhalers, Epinephrine Correctly

Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study.

Airplane Windshields Don't Block UV-A Radiation

Airline pilots get as much exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays in an hour-long flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to new research.

Intraarterial Treatment May Reduce Stroke Disability

Intraarterial treatment administered within six hours after stroke onset in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by a proximal intracranial arterial occlusion is safe and improves recovery, researchers report.

Migraines Linked to Increased Bell's Palsy Risk

People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for Bell's palsy.

Cannabis Helpful for Cancer-Linked Symptoms, But Quality Studies Needed

Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can be helpful for nausea and vomiting, pain, and weight loss associated with cancer.

Evidence Lacking on PT for Venous Leg Ulcer Healing

Further research is needed to examine the effect of physical therapy or exercise on healing and quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs).

In Cholecystitis, Lap Chole Within 48 Hours Optimal

The first 48 hours appears to be the optimal time for performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis.