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Regular Sleep Linked to Happiness, Calm in College Students

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 23:28
A new study suggests sleep regularity is as important as sleep duration for the happiness and well-being of college students.
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Prochlorperazine Bests Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:45
Prochlorperazine was twice as effective as the opioid hydromorphone for treating patients with acute migraine in emergency departments, while the opioid was associated with twice the adverse events.
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Frameless Stereotaxic Surgery Can Go Off Course, FDA Warns

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 06:07
Surgeons using frameless stereotaxic navigation systems need to address accuracy problems with this technology that have led to serious injuries and death, the agency said.
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AHA Issues 'Presidential Advisory' on Harms of Saturated Fat

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 02:35
The advisory has been issued to 'set the record straight' after a period of high-profile claims that saturated fat is healthy, authors say.
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Targeting Alzheimer Disease Risk Reduction to Each Patient

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:00
Dr Richard Isaacson reviews approaches to reducing Alzheimer disease risk with tailored approaches to patient care.
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Drones Cut Response Time in Cardiac Arrest

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Deploying an unmanned aerial system carrying a defibrillator reduced the time for emergency medical services to arrive on the scene of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by more than 16 minutes.
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Linked to Persistent Teen Depression

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Adolescents with treatment-resistant depression should be screened for sleep-disordered breathing, new research suggests.
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Program Delays Nursing Home Admission in Parkinson's

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
A multidisciplinary rehabilitation program offers an array of services customized to the individual patient with Parkinson's disease, improving activities of daily living, in a new study.
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Galcanezumab Reduces Migraine Days in Phase 3 Trials

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Detailed results just released from the phase 3 EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2, and REGAIN trials show effectiveness for the CGRP antibody galcanezumab in both chronic and episodic migraine prevention.
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Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines Updated for State Medical Boards

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:49
The Federation of State Medical Boards' updated guidelines on the long-term use of opioid analgesics reflect advisories from the CDC and FDA regarding the opioid epidemic.
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Patterns of Brain Amyloid and Tau Deposition Seen on Imaging

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:49
Using advanced PET imaging, researchers are finding clues about the deposition of amyloid and tau, hallmarks of the Alzheimer's disease process, in both space and time.
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Fremanezumab Effective in Chronic, Episodic Migraine

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
The phase 3 HALO-CM and HALO-EM trials show safety and efficacy for migraine prevention for the investigational CGRP antibody fremanezumab.
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More Evidence Links High Cholesterol to Lower PD Risk

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
A large new study shows that higher total and LDL cholesterol were associated with lower risk for Parkinson's disease in men.
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Aspirin Bleeding Risk in Over 75s Higher Than Thought

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
The authors of a new study suggest that all older patients taking daily aspirin for secondary prevention should also be prescribed a PPI to protect against gastrointestinal bleeding.
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Gut, Immune Signaling 'Unexpected' Drivers of CCM

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:30
New research suggests that endothelial toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the gut microbiome are 'critical stimulants' of cerebral cavernous malformation.
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FDA Announces New Policy Steps to Address Opioid Crisis

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:46
The agency will be forming a new steering committee, as well as holding a 2-day public workshop next month to discuss whether more can be done with abuse-deterrent properties for opioids.
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Bright-Light Treatment Shows Promise for Fibromyalgia

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:46
Morning bright-light treatment improved function and eases pain sensitivity in a pilot study of women with fibromyalgia.
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Immunotherapy Promising in Parkinson's Disease

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 20:14
Researchers report success in testing a novel monoclonal antibody directed against alpha-synuclein protein.
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Migraines in Moms, Not Dads, Linked to Babies With Colic

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
In addition, the colicky infants in the study were perceived by their parents as having increased sensitivity to loud noise and strong smells, traits often associated with migraine.
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Fatigue, Mood Changes May Predict Onset of Pediatric Migraine

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Symptoms in adolescents that may signal the approach of a migraine are not the same as those in adults, say researchers; clinicians 'should be telling parents to watch out for them.'
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