Heart patients with dementia are MORE likely to get pacemakers than heart patients who do NOT have cognitive difficulties. That's the surprising finding of a new study out of the University of Pittsburgh. Researchers found those WITH dementia were 1.6 times more likely to get the implant than those who had no memory problems. Researchers say their finding calls into question whether the aggressive treatment is appropriate for patients with such a disabling and incurable disease.
And a new study finds preschoolers with special needs benefit when they are surrounded by peers who have strong language skills. Researchers from Ohio found the opposite was also true -- when special needs children were surrounded by children with weak language skills, their language development suffered.
(Marlie Hall, CBS News)
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.