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December 23, 2020

NFL Sets Higher Bar for Dementia Compensation in Black Former Players NFL Sets Higher Bar for Dementia Compensation in Black Former Players

(Reuters Health) – The National Football League (NFL) has been unfairly depriving cognitively impaired Black players of monetary awards they would normally receive from a landmark […]
December 22, 2020

Apathy an Early Marker of Frontotemporal Dementia Apathy an Early Marker of Frontotemporal Dementia

Apathy is an early marker of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and predicts future cognitive decline, a new study has shown. Results showed that apathy occurs early in […]
December 22, 2020

CGRP May Offer Both Migraine Treatment and Prevention CGRP May Offer Both Migraine Treatment and Prevention

Rimegepant (Nurtec ODT), the first calcitonin gene–related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist approved in the United States for the acute treatment of migraine, may help prevent migraine […]
December 21, 2020

COVID-19’s Global Impact on Epilepsy COVID-19’s Global Impact on Epilepsy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Around the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on […]
December 17, 2020

Siponimod Improves Cognition in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis Siponimod Improves Cognition in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

A new multiple sclerosis (MS) drug, siponimod (Mayzent), significantly improves cognition for patients with advanced disease, new research shows. Results of a randomized placebo controlled trial […]
December 16, 2020

Myeloid Leukemia Drug Disappoints in Parkinson’s Disease Myeloid Leukemia Drug Disappoints in Parkinson’s Disease

Despite showing neuroprotective effects in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor nilotinib does not appear to have a future for this indication, new […]
December 16, 2020

High Blood Pressure at Any Age Speeds Cognitive Decline High Blood Pressure at Any Age Speeds Cognitive Decline

Individuals who have hypertension at any age are more likely to experience more rapid cognitive decline compared to their counterparts with normal blood pressure, new research […]
December 16, 2020

Urgent Recall for Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex Reperfusion Catheters Urgent Recall for Penumbra JET 7 Xtra Flex Reperfusion Catheters

Penumbra has issued an urgent recall of all configurations of the Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter With Xtra Flex Technology (JET 7 Xtra Flex), owing to […]
December 16, 2020

Tranexamic Acid Linked to Increased Mortality Risk in Severe TBI Tranexamic Acid Linked to Increased Mortality Risk in Severe TBI

Patients with isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) often receive prophylactic tranexamic acid before hospitalization to mitigate bleeding risk, but new results suggest the agent is […]
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