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An Armamentarium of Alzheimer's Drugs in 10 Years' Time?

2 hours 11 min ago
Although the only two phase 3 trials on last week's AAIC program were negative, experts are still hopeful several new Alzheimer's agents will become available in the next few years.
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Human Blood May Offer Fresh Approach for Dementia Treatment

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:44
In clinical trials, antiamyloid agents have fallen short as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. A group of researchers is taking an alternative approach -- human plasma.
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More Data on Omega-3s and Cognitive Function

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:44
Dr Alan Jacobs discusses a recently published report suggesting that dietary inclusion of omega-3 could improve cognitive function.
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Opioid Overdoses: Prosecution Risk and the Need for Naloxone

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:01
Fear of prosecution often prevents opioid overdose victims and witnesses from calling 911. But Good Samaritan laws often provide protection.
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Prevalence of CTE in Football Players 'Astounding'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:55
Postmortem evidence shows the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players is extremely high. The findings suggest these athletes may be at increased risk for long-term neurologic sequelae.
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Postconception Genetic Mutations Contribute to Autism Risk

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:52
Mutations that occur after conception may play an important role in autism spectrum disorder, according to a study of nearly 6000 families that combined three genetic sequencing techniques.
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Early-Life Depression Boosts Alzheimer's Risk

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:52
Depression that starts early in life increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease in novel findings from a longitudinal study that is the first to report this association.
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EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:39
The European Medicines Agency is restricting the use of some linear gadolinium agents used in MRI scans and suspending authorization of others.
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CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:39
The EMA committee recommends marketing authorization for Lacosamide Accord, the generic version of Vimpat, for treating partial-onset seizures in adults and teens.
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Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
Brain activity patterns in response to emotional regulation tasks may help predict which PTSD patients respond best to psychotherapy and may point to novel treatments, new research suggests.
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Amyloid PET a 'Game Changer' for MCI Diagnosis

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
Management of patients suspected of havng mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia changed by almost 70% because of PET scanning.
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PTSD May Be Physical, Not Just Psychological

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
The amygdala is larger in individuals who develop PTSD after mild traumatic brain injury, suggesting the disorder may be a physical as well as a psychological disorder.
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FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 02:28
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the first MRI device designed specifically for brain and head imaging in newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:23
A new report on dementia prevention, intervention, and care has recommended a comprehensive package of evidence-based actions, including management of nine key lifestyle factors.
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Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:58
Up to 24% of patients may receive a false positive or a false negative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, says a new study, with misdiagnosis especially high in those with psychosis.
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One-Minute Speech Test May Flag Early Cognitive Impairment

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:58
Subtle changes in connected speech were associated with very early cognitive decline in a new study. Another analysis of the same cohort shows a link between hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment.
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Hybrid MIND Diet May Preserve Cognition, Cut Dementia Risk

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:14
A hybrid diet aimed at maintaining brain health may be key in preserving cognition and reducing dementia risk, new research suggests.
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Positive Topline Results for First-in-Class Opioid

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:14
Nektar's NKTR-181 is the first full mu-opioid agonist molecule designed to provide potent pain relief without the high levels of euphoria that can lead to abuse.
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Blood Biomarkers Reveal Repetitive Head Injury in MMA Fighters

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:14
Concentrations of neurofilament light chain and tau in blood are elevated in professional mixed martial arts fighters who are exposed to repetitive head trauma, new research shows.
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Brain Health in Older Age Linked to Geographic Location

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:55
Cognitive function in later life may be related to both the place of birth and the neighborhood of current residency, new studies suggest.
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