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Targeted TMS May Silence Voices in Schizophrenia

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:14
Schizophrenia patients experiencing auditory verbal hallucinations may have significant improvements with a form of magnetic stimulation targeted at precise areas of the brain, new research suggests.
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Stalled Progress on Stroke a 'Wake Up' Call

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:14
After decades of decline, stroke death rates in the US have declined more slowly, stalled, or reversed in some groups in recent years, a new CDC report shows.
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Good Coping Skills May Curb Anxiety in the Face of Adversity

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:14
Women who live in poor areas and whose coping skills are based on a meaningful life perspective have a reduced risk for generalized anxiety disorder in comparison with those who cope less well.
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Novel Techniques Offer Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:02
Neurofeedback and noninvasive vagus stimulation may decrease treatment-resistant depression while causing few, if any, adverse events, two new pilot studies suggest.
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Antidepressants in Utero Tied to Psychiatric Disorders in Kids

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:02
In utero antidepressant exposure may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, and behavioral and emotional disorders in children, a large Danish study shows.
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More Evidence Links Poor Sense of Smell to Parkinson's

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 19:00
New research extends the association between poor sense of smell and risk for Parkinson's out to almost 10 years before symptoms and finds the link is strongest among men and whites.
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Early Alcohol Use May Be Harder on Men's Brain Function

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:11
Male adolescents who are heavy, long-term alcohol users experience greater changes in electrical activity in the brain than female users, potentially pointing to later harms.
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Asthma Drug May Signal 'Radical' New Parkinson's Treatment

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:03
Drug-repurposing research shows that salbutamol cuts the risk for Parkinson's disease by about a third, while propranolol doubles the risk.
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Headache Congress Promises Engagement, Networking, and Debate

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:03
The International Headache Congress, taking place September 7 to 10 in Vancouver, Canada, promises a full program of basic and clinical science designed to encourage delegate interaction and engagement.
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Intranasal Oxytocin May Prevent PTSD

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:03
Administering oxytocin via a simple nasal spray could help prevent posttraumatic stress disorder in patients severely affected by a trauma and reduce symptoms in those who already have the condition.
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Being a Neurointensivist

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:03
Neurointensivist Dr Tenbit Emiru talks about what attracts her to this subspecialty and what it entails on a day-to-day basis.
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Cutting Inflammation Key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Prevention?

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:03
Four modifiable risk factors have the potential to cut the growing incidence of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on a global scale, a new review suggests.
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No Evidence to Support Neurofeedback Over CBT for ADHD

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 02:35
There is no evidence to support neurofeedback over CBT for ADHD in adults, a new triple-blind study suggests.
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Deep Brain Stimulation May Offer Hope for Severe Schizophrenia

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 02:35
Patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia may benefit from deep brain stimulation, although the surgical risks need to be considered, say Spanish researchers.
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PRAC: Pull Modified-Release Paracetamol From Market

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:54
The EMA committee cites 'risks to patients from the complex way these medicines release paracetamol into the body after an overdose.'
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Five Important New Studies in Neurology

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 20:45
Dr Diener reviews five studies that run the gamut of neurology--from anticoagulant reversal, MS, and carotid stenosis, to temporal arteritis and complications of long-term opioid use.
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Dancing Keeps Older Brains on the Ball

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 03:21
Strength and aerobic training improve cognition and function in older individuals, but dancing has the most profound effect on counteracting age-related gray matter loss and improving balance.
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No Higher Risk for Dementia in Women APOE4 Carriers vs Men

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:36
Contrary to prevailing views, a new study shows women who carry the APOE epsilon 4 allele are at no greater risk than their male counterparts for dementia, but they do have an increased risk for earlier cognitive decline.
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FDA OKs Deutetrabenazine (Austedo) for Tardive Dyskinesia

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:05
The drug was also approved for chorea associated with Huntington's disease earlier in this year.
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FDA Okays Clinical Trial Testing of Psychedelic Drug for PTSD

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:32
With input from the FDA and a new breakthrough therapy designation, phase 3 trials are set to begin for the psychedelic MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for assisted treatment of PTSD.
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