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August 23, 2021

‘Less Lethal’ Crowd Control Weapons Linked to Serious Neurotrauma ‘Less Lethal’ Crowd Control Weapons Linked to Serious Neurotrauma

Rubber bullets, sponge rounds, and other projectile weapons can cause serious head injuries and should not be used for crowd control, authors of a new study […]
August 20, 2021

Phase 3 Drug Trial for ALS Halted for Lack of Efficacy Phase 3 Drug Trial for ALS Halted for Lack of Efficacy

A global phase 3 trial of ravulizumab (Ultomiris) for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being discontinued following a data review, its manufacturer has announced. […]
August 20, 2021

Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for MS Patients Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for MS Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients age 12 years and older with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are […]
August 20, 2021

Early Data for Experimental THC Drug ‘Promising’ for Tourette’s Early Data for Experimental THC Drug ‘Promising’ for Tourette’s

Oral delta-9-tetrahydracannabinol (Δ9-THC) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), in a proprietary combination known as THX-110, is promising for reducing tic symptoms in adults with Tourette syndrome (TS), new […]
August 19, 2021

Increased Risk for Hospitalization, Death with Parkinson’s Drug Increased Risk for Hospitalization, Death with Parkinson’s Drug

Pimavanserin, a novel antipsychotic drug used to manage hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s disease, may lead to increased hospitalizations and deaths, according to a new study. […]
August 19, 2021

Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Excess Sitting in Those Under 60 Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Excess Sitting in Those Under 60

Spending more free time seated combined with engaging in low physical activity is associated with an increased risk of stroke in adults aged between 40 and […]
August 18, 2021

Ex-Head of Purdue Pharma Denies Responsibility for Opioid Crisis Ex-Head of Purdue Pharma Denies Responsibility for Opioid Crisis

A man looks at cardboard gravestones with the names of victims of opioid abuse outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in […]
August 18, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Slows Progression of Atherosclerosis in CHD Mediterranean Diet Slows Progression of Atherosclerosis in CHD

For patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), following a Mediterranean diet is more effective in reducing progression of atherosclerosis than following a low-fat diet, according to […]
August 18, 2021

Intranasal DHE Safe for Acute Migraine: STOP 301 Published Intranasal DHE Safe for Acute Migraine: STOP 301 Published

An intranasal formulation of dihydroergotamine (DHE) for the acute treatment of migraine is safe and well tolerated, new research suggests. Initial results from the phase 3 […]
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