Large Study Finds Link Between Viral Infections and Future Brain Illness

An illustration of varicella zoster virus, the cause of chickenpox and shingles.illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Common viral infections may be having far-reaching effects on our brain health, new research suggests. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a later increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. More research will … Read more

Does covid trigger diabetes in children?

Leah Wyckoff, a stay-at-home mom of four from West Chester, Ohio, knew there was something seriously wrong with her 8-year-old son Sam when her daughters—ages 7, 10, and 11—alerted her that his face looked scary. He had been sick for about a day and vomiting frequently; the pediatrician had told her there was a stomach … Read more

Promising Data Suggests New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Could Halt or Reverse Symptoms

A MRI image of the brain showing multiple sclerosis plaquesImage† Getty †Getty Images† Early clinical data is showing promise for an experimental treatment tackling multiple sclerosis. The treatment, which targets a virus closely linked to MS called Epstein-Barr virus, was found to be safe and possibly effective at halting the progression of symptoms in some … Read more