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Galcanezumab Reduces Migraine Days in Phase 3 Trials

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:56
Detailed results just released from the phase 3 EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2, and REGAIN trials show effectiveness for the CGRP antibody galcanezumab in both chronic and episodic migraine prevention.
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Chronic Pain Opioid Guidelines Updated for State Medical Boards

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:49
The Federation of State Medical Boards' updated guidelines on the long-term use of opioid analgesics reflect advisories from the CDC and FDA regarding the opioid epidemic.
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Patterns of Brain Amyloid and Tau Deposition Seen on Imaging

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:49
Using advanced PET imaging, researchers are finding clues about the deposition of amyloid and tau, hallmarks of the Alzheimer's disease process, in both space and time.
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Fremanezumab Effective in Chronic, Episodic Migraine

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
The phase 3 HALO-CM and HALO-EM trials show safety and efficacy for migraine prevention for the investigational CGRP antibody fremanezumab.
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More Evidence Links High Cholesterol to Lower PD Risk

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
A large new study shows that higher total and LDL cholesterol were associated with lower risk for Parkinson's disease in men.
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Aspirin Bleeding Risk in Over 75s Higher Than Thought

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:57
The authors of a new study suggest that all older patients taking daily aspirin for secondary prevention should also be prescribed a PPI to protect against gastrointestinal bleeding.
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Gut, Immune Signaling 'Unexpected' Drivers of CCM

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:30
New research suggests that endothelial toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the gut microbiome are 'critical stimulants' of cerebral cavernous malformation.
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FDA Announces New Policy Steps to Address Opioid Crisis

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:46
The agency will be forming a new steering committee, as well as holding a 2-day public workshop next month to discuss whether more can be done with abuse-deterrent properties for opioids.
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Bright-Light Treatment Shows Promise for Fibromyalgia

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:46
Morning bright-light treatment improved function and eases pain sensitivity in a pilot study of women with fibromyalgia.
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Immunotherapy Promising in Parkinson's Disease

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 20:14
Researchers report success in testing a novel monoclonal antibody directed against alpha-synuclein protein.
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Migraines in Moms, Not Dads, Linked to Babies With Colic

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
In addition, the colicky infants in the study were perceived by their parents as having increased sensitivity to loud noise and strong smells, traits often associated with migraine.
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Fatigue, Mood Changes May Predict Onset of Pediatric Migraine

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:18
Symptoms in adolescents that may signal the approach of a migraine are not the same as those in adults, say researchers; clinicians 'should be telling parents to watch out for them.'
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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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