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High School Football: No Link to Later Cognitive Decline

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:36
Playing high school football is not associated with cognitive impairment later in life and, in fact, may help prevent depression and lead to greater levels of physical activity, new research suggests.
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More Evidence Links Sleep to Alzheimer's Disease

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:36
Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of amyloid plaque and other signs of neuronal damage have been tied to self-reported sleep disturbances with Alzheimer's disease .
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Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 22:07
An increase in body mass index during adolescence was associated with a raised risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke during adulthood in a new study.
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Long-term Safety of Deutetrabenazine for Chorea Confirmed

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:52
Deutetrabenazine used to treat chorea in patients with Huntington's disease appears to be safe over the long term, with stabilization of motor symptoms at 1 year, results of an extension trial show.
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Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Help Migraine

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:52
Patients with migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism who receive thyroid treatment have significantly fewer and less severe headaches, new research shows.
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'Real-World' Botox Use for Migraine Yields Positive Results

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 04:28
A new post-authorization study shows Botox for chronic migraine is effective with no new safety signals and that about two-thirds of patients are satisfied with the treatment.
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TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:24
Traumatic brain injury in veterans is associated with a significantly increased risk of severe, long-term headaches, new research shows.
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ALS Often Has Genetic Basis Even Without Family History

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 20:27
A new study confirms that gene mutations may be responsible for many cases of sporadic ALS, but it also suggests that not all mutations in genes linked to ALS cause disease.
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Rare Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Lower Plasma Amyloid

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:33
A population-based study shows that a gene variant known to protect against Alzheimer's is linked to decreased plasma amyloid beta, without detrimental cardiovascular or metabolic effects.
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Pharmacists Held Criminally Liable for Opioid Overdoses

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:27
As America's opioid epidemic continues to soar, physicians have been held criminally responsible for patients' overdose deaths. Now, it appears pharmacists are also criminally liable.
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FDA Okays VNS for Epilepsy in Children as Young as 4 Years

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:23
VNS therapy is indicated as an adjunctive therapy to reduce the frequency of seizures in children with partial-onset seizures refractory to antiepileptic medications.
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Managing Pregnant Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:23
Neurologist Dr Maria Houtchens discusses management approaches to pregnant patients with multiple sclerosis.
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Lack of Sleep Plus Marital Strife Ups Inflammation

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:37
It is known that insufficient sleep impedes the ability to handle marital discord. A new study suggests elevated inflammation may be the link.
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Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: Where to Draw the Line?

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
In a debate, pain experts addressed the contentious issues surrounding the use of opioids in management of chronic pain.
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Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, MS Severity All Linked

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
Determining the source of sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis is important to guiding treatment strategy, researchers say.
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Deep Sleep Linked to Slower Parkinson's Progression

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
If new research results are borne out, boosting slow-wave sleep could be a treatment strategy for patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers say.
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Novel Nondrug Approach May Help Chronic Pain

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
A mindfulness-based intervention teaches deconstruction of pain, diverts attention from 'monolithic' experience of pain.
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AHA: Financial Constraints Jeopardize Cardiovascular Research

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 18:49
A new statement from the American Heart Association urges the biomedical community to define and articulate the return on investment society can expect from supporting basic cardiovascular research.
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Divorce Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 04:19
Being divorced appears to confer a higher risk for stroke compared with being married, single, or widowed, and the effect is more pronounced in men, a new study suggests.
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Concussion Protocols Often Not Followed During World Cup

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:47
On-field concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60% of plays in which players sustained head collisions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new study shows.
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