Health Highlights: May 12, 2022

Long COVID may be chronic disease needing steroids. New evidence finds patients suffering inflammation affecting the entire body, and easing that inflammation could be key to saving lives. Read more

Are 'climate-friendly' restaurant menu items coming soon? German researchers believe that adding info on a meal's carbon footprint could help diners help the planet. Read more

Major head trauma might raise dementia risks. In a new study, people with major injuries were 1.5 times more likely to develop dementia than those without such injuries. Read more

Could overuse of common meds exacerbate back pain? Persistent use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to treat acute lower back pain may actually turn it into a chronic condition, a new study suggests. Read more

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