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Rare Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Lower Plasma Amyloid

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:33
A population-based study shows that a gene variant known to protect against Alzheimer's is linked to decreased plasma amyloid beta, without detrimental cardiovascular or metabolic effects.
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Pharmacists Held Criminally Liable for Opioid Overdoses

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:27
As America's opioid epidemic continues to soar, physicians have been held criminally responsible for patients' overdose deaths. Now, it appears pharmacists are also criminally liable.
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FDA Okays VNS for Epilepsy in Children as Young as 4 Years

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:23
VNS therapy is indicated as an adjunctive therapy to reduce the frequency of seizures in children with partial-onset seizures refractory to antiepileptic medications.
FDA Approvals

Managing Pregnant Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:23
Neurologist Dr Maria Houtchens discusses management approaches to pregnant patients with multiple sclerosis.
Medscape Neurology

Lack of Sleep Plus Marital Strife Ups Inflammation

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:37
It is known that insufficient sleep impedes the ability to handle marital discord. A new study suggests elevated inflammation may be the link.
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Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: Where to Draw the Line?

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
In a debate, pain experts addressed the contentious issues surrounding the use of opioids in management of chronic pain.
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Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, MS Severity All Linked

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
Determining the source of sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis is important to guiding treatment strategy, researchers say.
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Deep Sleep Linked to Slower Parkinson's Progression

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
If new research results are borne out, boosting slow-wave sleep could be a treatment strategy for patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers say.
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Novel Nondrug Approach May Help Chronic Pain

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 01:25
A mindfulness-based intervention teaches deconstruction of pain, diverts attention from 'monolithic' experience of pain.
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AHA: Financial Constraints Jeopardize Cardiovascular Research

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 18:49
A new statement from the American Heart Association urges the biomedical community to define and articulate the return on investment society can expect from supporting basic cardiovascular research.
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Divorce Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 04:19
Being divorced appears to confer a higher risk for stroke compared with being married, single, or widowed, and the effect is more pronounced in men, a new study suggests.
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Concussion Protocols Often Not Followed During World Cup

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:47
On-field concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60% of plays in which players sustained head collisions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new study shows.
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Rethinking the 'Cause' of Depression

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:47
Dr Stephen Strakowski proposes a novel way to think about depression etiology and discusses what it means for treatment.
Medscape Psychiatry

Wide Variation in ED Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
European emergency departments vary widely on how they define mild traumatic brain injury and use related guidelines, new research suggests.
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Sleep Important for Recovery in Comorbid Depression, Insomnia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
Short sleep duration may be a risk factor for refractory depression in patients with comorbid depression and insomnia, new research suggests.
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Changes in Peripheral Blood Cells Linked to Increased CHD

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:10
Genetic changes in peripheral blood cells previously linked to blood cancers are now associated with increased coronary heart disease in humans and accelerated atherosclerosis in mice.
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Dementia and Sleep Dysfunction: Tips for Practice

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:20
Dr Richard Isaacson discusses the relationship between Alzheimer disease and impaired sleep.
Medscape Neurology

When Drugs and Surgery Don't Work, an Option in Epilepsy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
Dr Wilner and epileptologist Dr Jobst discuss two recent studies reporting favorable results of neurostimulation in patients with intractable epilepsy.
Medscape Neurology

Robust Association Between Migraine and Sleep Apnea

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
Results from the CaMEO study suggest that if migraine and sleep apnea are linked, then treating the apnea might reduce headache frequency.
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Siponimod Effective, Safe in Secondary Progressive MS

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:39
EXPAND trial results show that the selective S1P receptor modulator reduced the risk for confirmed disability progression by 21% at 3 months and 26% at 6 months and was safe.
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