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Probiotic May Ease Depression in IBS Patients

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:15
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews a pilot study's intriguing results.
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DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:15
A federal pilot program will focus on opioid-related healthcare fraud and identifying and prosecuting individuals who are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic.
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Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:15
Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests.
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FDA Approves Serrato Pedicle Screw for Spine Surgery

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:50
In an era of surgical lasers and surgical robots, the most basic of operating-room technology continues to undergo refinement.
FDA Approvals

Zika Linked to Rising Tide of Serious Neurologic Complications

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:20
A rising tide of serious neurologic complications among adults in Brazil has been linked to the spread of the Zika virus, new research shows.
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Key Factors Distinguish Transient Post-Stroke Symptoms

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:20
Investigators have identified key risk factors, triggers, and clinical features of transient post-stroke recrudescence in findings that may help clinicians distinguish this phenomenon from new stroke symptoms.
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Noninvasive Method May Tell Alzheimer's From FTD

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:02
A new method using transcranial magnetic stimulation may help differentiate Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia, new research shows.
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New Tool Predicts Bleeding Risk After TIA, Ischemic Stroke

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:02
The S2TOP-BLEED score can be used in clinical practice to identify patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who are at high risk for major bleeding after transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke.
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Diabetes Drug May Slow Parkinson's Disease

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:46
Exenatide improved off-medication motor scores in patients with Parkinson's disease in a placebo-controlled trial, and the benefits persisted for several weeks after the drug was discontinued.
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Chef David Bouley's Mission to Boost Our Brains

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:46
Dr Drew Ramsey speaks with the five-star chef about his decades mixing science, healthcare, and cooking.
Medscape Psychiatry

Mindfulness May Be Helpful in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 03:15
Practicing mindfulness may reduce anxiety levels and slow cognitive decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment, new studies suggest.
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Epilepsy Prevalence Increases Across the US

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 03:15
More epilepsy cases may be due to population growth or more willingness to report the condition, a new CDC report suggests.
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Decline in Stroke Rates Limited to Men

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:05
The good news is that overall stroke incidence rates are declining, but a closer look shows the reductions are driven largely by declines among men.
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Mayo Clinic Remains Top Neurology, Neurosurgery Hospital

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:05
Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks second and Massachusetts General Hospital ranks third on the US News & World Report latest ranking of the best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
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Prehypertension in Midlife Ups Later Dementia Risk

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:57
A study confirms the importance of midlife vascular risk factors on dementia risk and adds new information about risk with prehypertension.
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DEA Proposes Significant Cuts to Opioid Production in 2018

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:49
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing that the amount of opioids produced in 2018 be reduced by 20%, citing declining sales.
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No Need to Declare National Opioid Emergency, HHS Sec Says

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:57
President Trump's opioid commission wants him to make such a declaration, but HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, said the administration could effectively address the opioid abuse epidemic without one.
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Physician's Murder Highlights Risk of Saying 'No' to Opioids

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:39
Todd Graham, MD, was shot to death by the husband of a patient after he refused to prescribe her opioid painkillers. It's a risky specialty, say pain-management physicians.
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Alzheimer's Drug May Be Neuroprotective in TBI

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 03:36
A drug commonly used for dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may also be beneficial for treating patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
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Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Late-Life Depression

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 03:36
The APOE gene, which has been implicated in risk for Alzheimer's disease, also increases risk for late-life depression, new research suggests.
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