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Migraine: Positive Topline Phase 3 Results for Lasmiditan

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:47
The novel serotonin receptor agonist lasmiditan continues to show promise for acute treatment of migraine.
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Exercise Top Lifestyle Factor for Alzheimer's Prevention?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 16:06
Of all lifestyle interventions that may aid in preventing dementia, a growing body of research suggests exercise may be king.
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Seeking Clarity Around Craniotomy

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:02
A new meta-analysis seeks to lend clarity to the discussion of this controversial treatment, says stroke specialist Christopher Streib.
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Boosting Brain Ketone Metabolism: A New Approach to Alzheimer's

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:50
Strategies that increase the brain's uptake of ketones as an approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment are showing promising preliminary results.
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Low Vitamin D Levels Increases the Risk for Chronic Headaches

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:50
Increasing the intake of vitamin D can lower the incidence of headaches in older men.
Medscape Neurology

Robotic Exosuit Improves Walking After Stroke

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 20:50
A lightweight wearable robotic device improved chronic gait impairment in stroke patients in a pilot study.
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Genes Point to Immunity, Inflammation as Alzheimer's Triggers

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:59
New susceptibility mutations that either increase or decrease the risk for Alzheimer's disease point to involvement of immunity and inflammation as causal triggers in the disorder.
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FDA Clears Noninvasive Device for Intractable Pain

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:59
The FDA has cleared a noninvasive neuromodulation device for the relief of chronic intractable pain.
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Opioid Commission: Declare a State of Emergency, Mr President

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:36
The White House commission charged with advising the Trump administration on the US opioid epidemic is calling on the president to declare a state of emergency to address this crisis.
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New Certification Guidelines for Neuroendovascular Surgery

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:54
Jointly created by organizations representing neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neurosurgeons, the consensus highlights new training program requirements for trainees and current practitioners.
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FDA Okays Perampanel Monotherapy for Partial-Onset Seizures

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 19:19
The FDA has approved perampanel as monotherapy to treat partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy with or without secondarily generalized seizures.
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Conspiracy Nation: How Unfounded Beliefs Hurt Patients

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 16:00
When medical conspiracies go mainstream, the results can be devastating. Can healthcare workers fight back against unscientific ideas?
Medscape Psychiatry

An Armamentarium of Alzheimer's Drugs in 10 Years' Time?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:57
Although the only two phase 3 trials on last week's AAIC program were negative, experts are still hopeful several new Alzheimer's agents will become available in the next few years.
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Human Blood May Offer Fresh Approach for Dementia Treatment

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:44
In clinical trials, antiamyloid agents have fallen short as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. A group of researchers is taking an alternative approach -- human plasma.
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More Data on Omega-3s and Cognitive Function

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:44
Dr Alan Jacobs discusses a recently published report suggesting that dietary inclusion of omega-3 could improve cognitive function.
Medscape Neurology

Opioid Overdoses: Prosecution Risk and the Need for Naloxone

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:01
Fear of prosecution often prevents opioid overdose victims and witnesses from calling 911. But Good Samaritan laws often provide protection.
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Prevalence of CTE in Football Players 'Astounding'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:55
Postmortem evidence shows the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players is extremely high. The findings suggest these athletes may be at increased risk for long-term neurologic sequelae.
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Postconception Genetic Mutations Contribute to Autism Risk

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:52
Mutations that occur after conception may play an important role in autism spectrum disorder, according to a study of nearly 6000 families that combined three genetic sequencing techniques.
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Early-Life Depression Boosts Alzheimer's Risk

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:52
Depression that starts early in life increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease in novel findings from a longitudinal study that is the first to report this association.
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EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:39
The European Medicines Agency is restricting the use of some linear gadolinium agents used in MRI scans and suspending authorization of others.
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