What does a virtual roller coaster ride tell us about migraine

When experiencing the ups and downs of a virtual roller coaster ride, people who get migraine headaches reported more dizziness and motion sickness than people who do not get migraines, according to a new study.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210723131218.htm

Facing Headwinds on New Alzheimer’s Drug Biogen Launches Controversial Campaign

The makers of Aduhelm, a drug approved last month despite concerns raised by experts about its effectiveness, have launched a website and ads designed to urge people who are worried about their memory to ask doctors about testing. But some health advocates say it is misleading because some memory loss with aging is normal.

Read more: https://khn.org/news/article/new-alzheimers-drug-aduhelm-biogen-launches-controversial-marketing-campaign/

Good cholesterol may protect liver

The body's so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects the liver by blocking inflammatory signals produced by common gut bacteria.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210722171210.htm

Eyes wide shut How newborn mammals dream the world theyre entering

As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have experienced sight?

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210722142037.htm

Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice

Scientists have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210722113052.htm

KHN’s ‘What the Health’ Delta Changes the Covid Conversation

With covid cases on the upswing again around the country, partisan division remains over how to address the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Biden administration proposes bigger penalties for hospitals that fail to make their prices public as required. Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico and Tami Luhby of CNN join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, for “extra credit,” the panelists suggest their favorite stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Read more: https://khn.org/news/article/podcast-khn-what-the-health-206-delta-variant-changes-conversation-july-22-2021/

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