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July 30, 2020

Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events? Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events?

The rate of seasonal flu vaccination among high-risk groups in the United States, such as those older than 50 years and nursing home residents, is extremely low. However, […]
July 29, 2020

P-tau217 Differentiates AD vs Other Neurodegenerative Conditions P-tau217 Differentiates AD vs Other Neurodegenerative Conditions

A blood test that measures plasma tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from other neurodegenerative disorders, new research suggests. Results […]
July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Fears Keep Many Hispanic Adults With Stroke, MI Home COVID-19 Fears Keep Many Hispanic Adults With Stroke, MI Home

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than half of Hispanic adults would be afraid to go to […]
July 28, 2020

A Better Blood Test for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s? A Better Blood Test for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s?

Researchers are making headway in developing a blood test for the presence of tau, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In one new development, […]
July 27, 2020

High Risk, Low Benefit for Nusinersen in Adult SMA? High Risk, Low Benefit for Nusinersen in Adult SMA?

Nusinersen offers only modest, if any, benefit in improving motor function for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) ― and it’s associated with significant risks and […]
July 27, 2020

Females Athletes Require Longer Post-Concussion Recovery Females Athletes Require Longer Post-Concussion Recovery

On average, high school athletes with concussion take 1 month to return to play, illustrating that the message that prolonged rest is needed after a head […]
July 24, 2020

CHMP Backs Bupivacaine/Meloxicam (Zynrelef) for Postop Pain CHMP Backs Bupivacaine/Meloxicam (Zynrelef) for Postop Pain

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of bupivacaine and meloxicam […]
July 24, 2020

AMA Urges Change After Dramatic Increase in Opioid Fatalities AMA Urges Change After Dramatic Increase in Opioid Fatalities

In the past 5 years, there has been a significant drop in the use of prescription opioids and in deaths associated with such use; but at […]
July 22, 2020

Most Neurologists Live Within Their Means, Are Savers Most Neurologists Live Within Their Means, Are Savers

Most neurologists live at or below their means — and more than one third have a net worth of $1 million or more — according to […]
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