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June 22, 2022

Onset of Frequent Nightmares a Very Early Sign of Parkinson’s? Onset of Frequent Nightmares a Very Early Sign of Parkinson’s?

Onset of nightmares or distressing dreams in older adults may be a very early sign of Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research suggests. Investigators analyzed 12-year follow-up […]
June 22, 2022

‘Striking’ Jump in Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds ‘Striking’ Jump in Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds

In the United States, the cost of brand-name medications for treating epilepsy soared during the period 2010–2018, while the cost of generic antiseizure medications (ASMs) decreased, […]
June 22, 2022

Bodychecking Experience Doesn’t Lower Risk for Hockey Injuries Bodychecking Experience Doesn’t Lower Risk for Hockey Injuries

More experience with bodychecking does not protect young ice hockey players against injury such as concussion, new data indicate. In a prospective cohort study of more […]
June 21, 2022

COVID Vaccination in DMT-Treated MS Patients: New Data COVID Vaccination in DMT-Treated MS Patients: New Data

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland ― The latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination response among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are treated with disease-modifying therapy (DMT) show that […]
June 20, 2022

No Clear Answers From MS Drug Discontinuation Trial No Clear Answers From MS Drug Discontinuation Trial

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The first randomized trial to examine whether older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) can safely discontinue disease-modifying therapy (DMT) after years of […]
June 17, 2022

How We Treat Acute Pain Could Be Wrong How We Treat Acute Pain Could Be Wrong

In a surprising discovery that flies in the face of conventional medicine, McGill University researchers report that treating pain with anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen or aspirin, […]
June 17, 2022

Migraine-Related Stigma Common, Underappreciated Migraine-Related Stigma Common, Underappreciated

Almost a third of patients with migraine have experienced some form of stigma, new research shows. Results from the OVERCOME population-based survey study, which included more […]
June 16, 2022

Protein Biomarkers Increase Diagnostic Accuracy in Delirium Protein Biomarkers Increase Diagnostic Accuracy in Delirium

The study covered in this summary was published on medrxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Inteleukin-6 (IL-6) can be […]
June 16, 2022

Long-term Erratic Sleep May Predict Later-Life Cognitive Problems Long-term Erratic Sleep May Predict Later-Life Cognitive Problems

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erratic sleep patterns over years or even decades, along with a patient’s age and history of depression, may be harbingers of cognitive impairment later […]
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