High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “People who suffer strokes often have difficulty walking and impaired balance. Rehabilitation after a stroke traditionally focuses on Continue Reading

Leading experts in high-risk pregnancies issue report on reproductive health services

Safe reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion, can be lifesaving for some women. However, accessing these services can be a challenge for many women in the United States, particularly low-income women of color. Restrictive state legislation, disparities in access to trained providers, and a lack of evidence-based, standardized guidelines Continue Reading

Novel high-sensitivity detector could aid in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A prime suspect in the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases is a normally benign enzyme that is essential to proper development of the nervous system. Under certain conditions, however, its chemical structure changes and it goes rogue, contributing to the neural devastation that accompanies dementia. Researchers around the world Continue Reading

High-energy lasers could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease in the future

Amyloid fibrils are a type of self-assembled proteins/peptides that take on a stacked sheet-like formation. Amyloid fibril aggregates are known to be a cause of several diseases—including Alzheimer’s—and therefore, it is of immense scientific interest to understand how these aggregates can be broken. Some types of amyloid fibrils also play Continue Reading

High-intensity statin prescriptions after heart attacks vary by geographic region

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Cardiovascular Disease and School of Public Health have published new research that suggests geographic region is the strongest correlate of high-intensity statin use after a heart attack, leading to large treatment disparities. According to the study, published in JAMA Cardiology, Continue Reading

New antibody treatment provides little relief for high-frequency migraine patients

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia An early assessment reveals that a newly approved drug to treat migraines does not seem effective among patients who suffer from high-frequency migraines. The findings will be presented this week during the 61st annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society in Philadelphia. Clinicians at OHSU in Continue Reading