Another study adds to evidence of a link between strong anticholinergic drugs and greater dementia risk, CNN reports. Anticholinergics are often prescribed to fight anxiety, depression and pain, or purchased over the counter to tackle allergies or sleep problems.

When Shannon VanRaes was bitten by a feral dog in India, she encountered an epic journey to receive post-exposure treatment. A longtime reporter on zoonosis, she was able to second-guess a doctor who told her she wasn’t an infection risk. She could afford treatment, and…

The WHO has highlighted the “unacceptably high” epilepsy treatment gap in a new report calling for solutions rooted in primary care.

Minnesota mom Lija Greenseid recently led a caravan to the Canadian border on a quest for insulin her daughter’s Type 1 diabetes.   Outraged by the near-doubling in cost of insulin in the US in recent years, she organized a small group of Americans to Ontario, where they…

A new study contradicts earlier findings that legalizing medical marijuana reduces the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, ScienceDaily reports.  

Modern medicine eradicated many problematic things but, according to William Parker, may have overstepped with helminths. Parasitic worms may help with immune function in healthy adults. Early research shows success introducing helminths in patients with inflammatory bowel…

The rivers of the world are laced with antibiotics—giving bacteria ample opportunity to develop resistance to the lifesaving medications, according to a major new study presented in Helsinki. 65% of 711 sites tested contained antibiotics, which seep into rivers via human…

In Canada, tuberculosis is a shocking 300X more prevalent among Inuit compared to non-indigenous communities; the disease’s toll in the North is comparable to developing countries. After being diagnosed last year, Kilikvak Karen Kabloona has taken to Instagram to show the…

Antiretroviral therapy is a major asset in lessening HIV-related morbidity if initiated shortly after diagnosis. Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa are implementing Treat All policies providing timely ART.   While initial controlled studies showed high rates of ART…

Changes to how Mexico funds HIV care—including the centralization of drug distribution—threaten to disrupt essential treatment for thousands.   The government says it’s about rooting out corruption.   But going without meds for even for a few weeks puts HIV+ people at…