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The Link Between Cirrhosis and Stroke: New Findings

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:41
Stroke incidence in patients with cirrhosis was double that of those without cirrhosis. Several factors probably explain why.
Medscape Neurology

Should Healthcare Be a Human Right?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:48
Dr Eliot Sorel argues that mental health services should be included in US healthcare policy and as part of the APA's position statement because it is a human right.
Medscape Psychiatry

FDA Institutes REMS for Immediate-Release Opioids

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 23:32
The FDA is imposing training requirements for clinicians who prescribe immediate-release opioids -- the same restrictions already in place for extended-release formulations of the drugs.
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Technique a 'Huge Breakthrough' for Spine, Thyroid Surgery

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:27
A novel technique may help clinicians continuously, and noninvasively, assess laryngeal and vagus nerve function while patients are undergoing thyroid or cervical spine surgery.
Medscape Medical News

Europe Reaffirms Gadolinium Restriction in Scans

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 03:30
After reexamination, the European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has reaffirmed that there is evidence that the contrast agent is deposited in the brain.
Medscape Medical News

Reassurance on Generic Lamotrigine Bioequivalence

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Two disparate generic formulations of lamotrigine were found to be bioequivalent to the branded product, Lamictal, in a new FDA-sponsored study.
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Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.
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EMA Restricts Use of Daclizumab (Zinbryta) in MS

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
The EMA provisionally restricts use of daclizumab to patients with highly active relapsing MS who fail other treatments and advises against its use in the setting of liver disease.
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Time to Cut 'Copy and Paste' From Electronic Medical Records?

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 23:17
Copying and pasting information can result in medical record mistakes. Here’s one doctor’s solution.
Medscape Psychiatry

Opioid Prescribing Remains High, Varies Widely by County

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:13
Despite a decline in opioid prescriptions, the amount of opioids prescribed in 2015 remains three times what it was in 1999, the CDC says.
Medscape Medical News

Insomnia Drug May Help in a Wide Range of Neurologic Disorders

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:46
A new systematic review shows zolpidem, which is commonly used to treat insomnia, may also benefit patients with a diverse range of neurologic disorders, including those in a vegetative state.
Medscape Medical News

New Data on Alcohol and the Brain

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:46
Five or more glasses of wine per week may lead to brain atrophy and other adverse neurologic outcomes.
Medscape Neurology

High School Football: No Link to Later Cognitive Decline

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:36
Playing high school football is not associated with cognitive impairment later in life and, in fact, may help prevent depression and lead to greater levels of physical activity, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

More Evidence Links Sleep to Alzheimer's Disease

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:36
Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of amyloid plaque and other signs of neuronal damage have been tied to self-reported sleep disturbances with Alzheimer's disease .
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Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 22:07
An increase in body mass index during adolescence was associated with a raised risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke during adulthood in a new study.
Medscape Medical News

Long-term Safety of Deutetrabenazine for Chorea Confirmed

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:52
Deutetrabenazine used to treat chorea in patients with Huntington's disease appears to be safe over the long term, with stabilization of motor symptoms at 1 year, results of an extension trial show.
Medscape Medical News

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Help Migraine

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:52
Patients with migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism who receive thyroid treatment have significantly fewer and less severe headaches, new research shows.
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'Real-World' Botox Use for Migraine Yields Positive Results

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 04:28
A new post-authorization study shows Botox for chronic migraine is effective with no new safety signals and that about two-thirds of patients are satisfied with the treatment.
Medscape Medical News

TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:24
Traumatic brain injury in veterans is associated with a significantly increased risk of severe, long-term headaches, new research shows.
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ALS Often Has Genetic Basis Even Without Family History

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 20:27
A new study confirms that gene mutations may be responsible for many cases of sporadic ALS, but it also suggests that not all mutations in genes linked to ALS cause disease.
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