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CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:39
The EMA committee recommends marketing authorization for Lacosamide Accord, the generic version of Vimpat, for treating partial-onset seizures in adults and teens.
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Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
Brain activity patterns in response to emotional regulation tasks may help predict which PTSD patients respond best to psychotherapy and may point to novel treatments, new research suggests.
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Amyloid PET a 'Game Changer' for MCI Diagnosis

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
Management of patients suspected of havng mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia changed by almost 70% because of PET scanning.
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PTSD May Be Physical, Not Just Psychological

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:17
The amygdala is larger in individuals who develop PTSD after mild traumatic brain injury, suggesting the disorder may be a physical as well as a psychological disorder.
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FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 02:28
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the first MRI device designed specifically for brain and head imaging in newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:23
A new report on dementia prevention, intervention, and care has recommended a comprehensive package of evidence-based actions, including management of nine key lifestyle factors.
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Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:58
Up to 24% of patients may receive a false positive or a false negative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, says a new study, with misdiagnosis especially high in those with psychosis.
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One-Minute Speech Test May Flag Early Cognitive Impairment

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:58
Subtle changes in connected speech were associated with very early cognitive decline in a new study. Another analysis of the same cohort shows a link between hearing loss and mild cognitive impairment.
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Hybrid MIND Diet May Preserve Cognition, Cut Dementia Risk

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:14
A hybrid diet aimed at maintaining brain health may be key in preserving cognition and reducing dementia risk, new research suggests.
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Positive Topline Results for First-in-Class Opioid

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:14
Nektar's NKTR-181 is the first full mu-opioid agonist molecule designed to provide potent pain relief without the high levels of euphoria that can lead to abuse.
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Blood Biomarkers Reveal Repetitive Head Injury in MMA Fighters

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:14
Concentrations of neurofilament light chain and tau in blood are elevated in professional mixed martial arts fighters who are exposed to repetitive head trauma, new research shows.
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Brain Health in Older Age Linked to Geographic Location

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:55
Cognitive function in later life may be related to both the place of birth and the neighborhood of current residency, new studies suggest.
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Inflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to Brain Aging

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:40
Researchers believe they have uncovered a key piece of the puzzle in the connection between diet and dementia.
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Stressful Lifetime Events Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 00:31
Each major event was associated with a detrimental effect on executive function similar to between 1 and 4 years of ageing, a new study suggests.
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Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:17
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAIC 2017
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US Facing Severe Neurologist Shortage

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:17
Several US states are destined to become neurology 'deserts' because of a projected shortage of specialists, a finding that has major implications for the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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US Opioid Policies Need Major Overhaul, NASEM Says

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:44
NASEM is calling on regulators to overhaul opioid policies and give more weight to societal risks and benefits when approving or recalling opioid drugs.
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Machine Learning Tool Flags PTSD Risk in Traumatized Kids

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:03
A machine learning algorithm helps predict PTSD after trauma in children and sheds light on possible causal factors.
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Longer Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk for Future MS

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:03
A new study adds to the emerging literature supporting benefits of breastfeeding for the mother as well as the baby, the authors say.
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Brain Training: No Effect on Cognitive Performance

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:30
Commercial brain training programs are no better than playing video games for improving cognitive performance, influencing decision making, or altering brain activity, new research shows.
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