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PRAC Launches Safety Review of MS Drug Daclizumab (Zinbryta)

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
The review follows the death from fulminant liver failure of a patient treated with daclizumab in an ongoing observational study, as well as four cases of serious liver injury.
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When Patients Refuse Lifesaving Care

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A neurologist and bioethicist discuss the ethical and financial quandary of patients who refuse lifesaving care.
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Inhaled Levodopa Improves Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Phase 3 study results showed that inhaled formulation of levodopa outperformed placebo at 12 weeks, reducing 'off' periods and improving motor scores in patients with Parkinson's disease.
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Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Increased Parkinson's Risk

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Low-fat dairy foods are associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, results from a large prospective study show.
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FDA Asks Endo Pharma to Take Opana ER Off the Market

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
For the first time, the FDA has asked a company to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from the market because of the public health consequences of abuse.
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Disrupted Sleep Blunts Emotional Response

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Long-term sleep restriction contributes to an overall blunting of emotional intensity, a risk factor for anhedonia and other psychiatric illnesses, new research shows.
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American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting (AHS) 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AHS 2017
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What's Hot at AHS 2017?

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
With several new treatments reaching the end of positive phase 3 trials, and a better understanding now of the problem, 'we're entering a new era' in the field of headache and migraine, said one expert.
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Longer Sleep Linked to Poorer Daily Function After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Stroke survivors who sleep for more than 8 hours a night are at increased risk for difficulty with daily functions with a cognitive component, such as grocery shopping or managing money, new research suggests.
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Smartphones Track Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
The technology may eventually be used to determine whether therapeutic interventions are effective, researchers say.
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Sleep Trajectory From Teen to Adult Tied to Overall Health

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Both short and long sleep trajectories from adolescence to adulthood are associated with poor physiologic and mental health outcomes in adulthood, a new study suggests.
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Comfort Care Measures Vary Widely After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new study shows differences in the number of patients receiving only comfort measures after a stroke between stroke types and between hospitals across the country.
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Even Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Harm the Brain

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Moderate drinking was associated with adverse structural findings in the brain and decline in lexical fluency, even at levels currently considered safe.
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Behavioral Therapy Now First Line for Tics

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Practicing habit reversal therapy is just as effective as drug therapy for tics and Tourette syndrome, new research suggests.
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Disposable Skin Patch Detects Sleep Apnea at Home

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
In a late-stage clinical trial, the SomnaPatch detected obstructive sleep apnea with accuracy on par with that of polysomnography.
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Wearable Device May Best Holter in AF Detection After Stroke

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new wireless patch device enabling prolonged monitoring in patients with cryptogenic stroke detects more AF than does standard 24-hour Holter monitoring, a new study shows.
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Rupture Risk Low for Small Cerebral Aneurysms

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
A new review shows the risk for growth and rupture of small and very small intracranial aneurysms is low, but because the evidence is poor, optimal management is still unclear.
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Cardio Risk Factors in Childhood Influence Midlife Cognition

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
The Young Finns Study finds that it is never too early to establish good health habits.
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A Surge of New Drug Data in Multiple Sclerosis

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
Medscape sits down with two neurologists to discuss advances in multiple sclerosis as presented at this year's American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.
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Deaths From Alzheimer's Up 55% Since 1999

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:37
In the United States, death rates from Alzheimer's disease increased 55% from 1999 to 2014, according to just-released data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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