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Retinal Imaging Device May Offer Insight Into Alzheimer's

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:25
A noninvasive retinal imaging device that detects changes in the eye that are indicative of brain amyloid may provide new insight into Alzheimer's disease.
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Opioid Epidemic Straining Critical Care Resources

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:15
More patients are ending up in the intensive care unit after overdosing on opioids, straining critical care resources, a new study finds.
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What's Hot at ECNP 2017 Congress?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:15
Epigenetics, resilience and stress, and the role of modern technologies in neurology and psychiatry will form three main themes at a leading congress for psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychologists.
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Lower BP Targets Preserve Cognition in Older Adults

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 22:15
Lower targets for systolic blood pressure in older adults are associated with greater cognitive protection, with the effect significantly stronger in black patients, new research shows.
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Raises Risk for Cognitive Decline

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 23:38
A new study adds to a growing body of literature suggesting ties between sleep-disordered breathing and long-term cognitive decline.
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FDA Clears Immune Globulin Kedrab for Rabies Treatment

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:17
The plasma-derived human rabies immune globulin should be given immediately after contact with a rabid or possibly rabid animal, concurrently with a full course of rabies vaccine.
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Opioids Overused in Migraine, Overall Treatment Suboptimal

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:17
African Americans are more likely than whites to have debilitating migraine. But even though there are no racially based treatment disparities, opioid overuse and overall suboptimal treatment exist.
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Trump Fails to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:27
A few weeks after firmly stating his intention to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, President Donald J. Trump has still not taken the necessary steps to do so.
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FDA Cracks Down on Stem Cell Clinics to Weed Out 'Bad Actors'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:27
The FDA warns stem cell clinics in Florida and California about unapproved stem cell products and announces plans to step up oversight of stem cell clinics.
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Cladribine (Mavenclad) for MS Approved in Europe

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 23:07
Cladribine, which is indicated for the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis, has been approved for use in Europe.
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Can Magnesium Stop Bleeding in ICH, Improve Outcomes?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 19:41
Low serum magnesium in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with larger hematomas and worse functional outcomes, suggesting that it may play an important role in coagulation and hemostasis.
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FDA Clears First Drug for Parkinson's Dyskinesia

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 19:41
The FDA has approved the first drug for treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease dyskinesia, fulfilling an "unmet need" in PD management, experts say.
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Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 19:41
Methamphetamine use has been tied to an increased risk for stroke in young adults, especially often-fatal hemorrhagic stroke, a new review shows.
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Less REM Sleep May Significantly Boost Dementia Risk

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 23:50

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Diabetes Drug a 'Landmark Change' for Intracranial Pressure

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 23:50
Few treatments exist for conditions associated with elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Exendin-4, a GLP-1 receptor agonist used to treat diabetes, has shown promising results in rats with elevated ICP.
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Alzheimer's Prevention: A Summary of What We Know

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:28
Dr Barclay summarizes a review of AD prevention by expert Joseph Galvin, noting that individualized, precision medicine focusing on lifestyle factors may be just the ticket for preventing AD.
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Lithium in Drinking Water May Lower Dementia Risk

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 20:00
Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia, results from a large population-based study suggest.
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Intrathecal Therapy May Slow Fatal Niemann-Pick Disease

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 03:31
Intrathecal hydroxyproyl-beta-cyclodextrin appears to slow progression of cognitive and speech deficits. Hearing loss was a notable adverse event but was 'manageable' in this devastating disease, say investigators.
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Virtual House Calls Favored for Parkinson's Care

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 03:31
A randomized trial of virtual house calls vs traditional care for patients with Parkinson's showed no differences in quality of life, but patients and specialists voiced satisfaction and often preference for the in-home virtual exams.
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Serotonin Loss May Drive Cognitive Decline

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:55
New research pinpoints the serotonin system as a potentially important target for prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment, a condition that frequently precedes dementia.
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