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Inflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to Brain Aging

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:40
Researchers believe they have uncovered a key piece of the puzzle in the connection between diet and dementia.
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Stressful Lifetime Events Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:31
Each major event was associated with a detrimental effect on executive function similar to between 1 and 4 years of ageing, a new study suggests.
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Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:17
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAIC 2017
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US Facing Severe Neurologist Shortage

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:17
Several US states are destined to become neurology 'deserts' because of a projected shortage of specialists, a finding that has major implications for the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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US Opioid Policies Need Major Overhaul, NASEM Says

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:44
NASEM is calling on regulators to overhaul opioid policies and give more weight to societal risks and benefits when approving or recalling opioid drugs.
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Machine Learning Tool Flags PTSD Risk in Traumatized Kids

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:03
A machine learning algorithm helps predict PTSD after trauma in children and sheds light on possible causal factors.
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Longer Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk for Future MS

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:03
A new study adds to the emerging literature supporting benefits of breastfeeding for the mother as well as the baby, the authors say.
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Brain Training: No Effect on Cognitive Performance

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:30
Commercial brain training programs are no better than playing video games for improving cognitive performance, influencing decision making, or altering brain activity, new research shows.
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The Link Between Cirrhosis and Stroke: New Findings

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:41
Stroke incidence in patients with cirrhosis was double that of those without cirrhosis. Several factors probably explain why.
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Should Healthcare Be a Human Right?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:48
Dr Eliot Sorel argues that mental health services should be included in US healthcare policy and as part of the APA's position statement because it is a human right.
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FDA Institutes REMS for Immediate-Release Opioids

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 23:32
The FDA is imposing training requirements for clinicians who prescribe immediate-release opioids -- the same restrictions already in place for extended-release formulations of the drugs.
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Technique a 'Huge Breakthrough' for Spine, Thyroid Surgery

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:27
A novel technique may help clinicians continuously, and noninvasively, assess laryngeal and vagus nerve function while patients are undergoing thyroid or cervical spine surgery.
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Europe Reaffirms Gadolinium Restriction in Scans

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 03:30
After reexamination, the European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has reaffirmed that there is evidence that the contrast agent is deposited in the brain.
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Reassurance on Generic Lamotrigine Bioequivalence

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Two disparate generic formulations of lamotrigine were found to be bioequivalent to the branded product, Lamictal, in a new FDA-sponsored study.
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Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.
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EMA Restricts Use of Daclizumab (Zinbryta) in MS

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
The EMA provisionally restricts use of daclizumab to patients with highly active relapsing MS who fail other treatments and advises against its use in the setting of liver disease.
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Time to Cut 'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records?

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Copying and pasting information can result in medical record mistakes. Here’s one doctor’s solution.
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Opioid Prescribing Remains High, Varies Widely by County

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:13
Despite a decline in opioid prescriptions, the amount of opioids prescribed in 2015 remains three times what it was in 1999, the CDC says.
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Insomnia Drug May Help in a Wide Range of Neurologic Disorders

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:46
A new systematic review shows zolpidem, which is commonly used to treat insomnia, may also benefit patients with a diverse range of neurologic disorders, including those in a vegetative state.
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New Data on Alcohol and the Brain

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:46
Five or more glasses of wine per week may lead to brain atrophy and other adverse neurologic outcomes.
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