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T Cells Targeting Epstein-Barr Virus -- A New Treatment for MS?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
This new approach -- based on the theory that the Epstein-Barr virus plays a causative role in MS -- has shown encouraging results in a preliminary study.
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Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to Depression

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Getting 6 hours of sleep per night, just 1 less than 'optimum sleep duration,' was associated with 60% to 80% greater risk for depression, hopelessness, and nervousness, report investigators.
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UTIs Linked to Stroke Risk in Women With Preeclampsia

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Urinary tract infections are associated with triple the risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia, new research shows.
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Football Players May Escape Motor Problems

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Two reports in the same group of former NFL players suggest that plasma total tau may be a biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, while another finds these players are not yet having motor symptoms.
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CHMP Backs Orphan Hybrid Drug for Wilson's Disease

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Trientine tetrahydrochloride (Cuprior) is indicated for treatment of Wilson's disease in adults, adolescents, and children aged 5 years and older who are intolerant to D-penicillamine.
International Approvals

New AAN/AES Guideline on SUDEP

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
The American Academy of Neurology has released a new guideline on incidence rates of and risk factors for sudden unexpected death in patients with epilepsy.
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Adult Antiepileptics for PGTC Seizures Effective in Children

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
New research bolsters the argument for extrapolating to children the data from adult studies of drugs, even for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC).
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Sepsis Linked to Long-Term Risk for Seizures

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Investigators say their findings 'support the hypothesis that sepsis could be associated with pathways leading to long-lasting brain injury, independent of other structural lesions.'
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CHMP Backs Two Orphan Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Cerliponase alfa (Brineura) gets the nod for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease and nusinersen (Spinraza) for spinal muscular atrophy.
International Approvals

Teens With ASD Who Want to Drive: Who Is Ready?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Many teens with autism spectrum disorders want to--and should be allowed to--drive a car. What is the role of healthcare professionals in helping make this decision?
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Both Overweight and Underweight Linked to Migraine

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Although past research has shown that obesity may increase risk for migraine, a new meta-analysis shows that being underweight may also up the risk -- by 13%.
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Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Stroke and Dementia Risk

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Although cause and effect cannot be determined from this new epidemiologic study, the results add to growing literature suggesting that artificially sweetened beverages may not be healthy alternatives to sugary drinks.
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Cannabidiol Reduces Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Patients taking a commercial cannabidiol product (Epidiolex) had significantly fewer drop seizures than those receiving placebo but had more adverse events.
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Don't Use Tramadol and Codeine in Kids Under 12, FDA Warns

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
The two opioids pose the risk for potentially fatal respiratory depression in young children. The FDA also is restricting their use in older children.
News Alerts

TOLEDO: Apomorphine Reduces Parkinson's 'Off' Time

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:26
Phase 3 TOLEDO trial results show that patients with PD given subcutaneous apomorphine infusion had significantly greater reductions in treatment 'off' time than did those receiving placebo infusions.
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Exercise Linked to Independence Before and After Stroke

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:52
Conversely, body mass index was not related to the degree of independence in terms of activities of daily living before or after stroke, in a new study.
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Medtronic Recalls All StrataMR Valves, Shunts for Hydrocephalus

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:52
The recall is based on the potential for under-drainage of cerebrospinal fluid after the StrataMR valves and shunts are implanted, the company said.
News Alerts

Many With Advanced Dementia Receiving Drugs of Uncertain Benefit

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:52
Researchers find 45% of nursing home residents with dementia receiving at least one drug of questionable benefit continued to receive them right up to the last week before death.
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Has Precision Prevention Arrived in Alzheimer Disease?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:52
Dr Isaacson provides a wide-ranging overview of important concepts for Alzheimer's disease risk reduction using precision medicine.
Medscape Neurology

Two New ALS Biomarkers in the Pipeline

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 23:52
Two different potential biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have been identified, which it's hoped will help stratify patients and guide clinical trials of new therapies.
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