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Longer Sleep Linked to Poorer Daily Function After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Stroke survivors who sleep for more than 8 hours a night are at increased risk for difficulty with daily functions with a cognitive component, such as grocery shopping or managing money, new research suggests.
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Smartphones Track Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
The technology may eventually be used to determine whether therapeutic interventions are effective, researchers say.
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Sleep Trajectory From Teen to Adult Tied to Overall Health

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Both short and long sleep trajectories from adolescence to adulthood are associated with poor physiologic and mental health outcomes in adulthood, a new study suggests.
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Comfort Care Measures Vary Widely After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new study shows differences in the number of patients receiving only comfort measures after a stroke between stroke types and between hospitals across the country.
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Even Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Harm the Brain

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Moderate drinking was associated with adverse structural findings in the brain and decline in lexical fluency, even at levels currently considered safe.
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Behavioral Therapy Now First Line for Tics

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Practicing habit reversal therapy is just as effective as drug therapy for tics and Tourette syndrome, new research suggests.
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Disposable Skin Patch Detects Sleep Apnea at Home

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
In a late-stage clinical trial, the SomnaPatch detected obstructive sleep apnea with accuracy on par with that of polysomnography.
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Wearable Device May Best Holter in AF Detection After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new wireless patch device enabling prolonged monitoring in patients with cryptogenic stroke detects more AF than does standard 24-hour Holter monitoring, a new study shows.
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Rupture Risk Low for Small Cerebral Aneurysms

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new review shows the risk for growth and rupture of small and very small intracranial aneurysms is low, but because the evidence is poor, optimal management is still unclear.
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Cardio Risk Factors in Childhood Influence Midlife Cognition

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
The Young Finns Study finds that it is never too early to establish good health habits.
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