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May 25, 2021

Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition

In contrast to previous research, a new study suggests that weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition — and may actually be detrimental. The […]
May 25, 2021

New AHA/ASA Guideline on Secondary Stroke Prevention New AHA/ASA Guideline on Secondary Stroke Prevention

When possible, diagnostic tests to determine the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be completed within 48 hours after symptom onset, […]
May 25, 2021

Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults

Young adults with epilepsy experience higher rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality, compared with their counterparts in the general population, a new study shows. The findings, […]
May 25, 2021

A First: Blind Man’s Sight Restored With Optogenetic Therapy A First: Blind Man’s Sight Restored With Optogenetic Therapy

The vision of a man who lost his sight because of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) has been partially restored with optogenetic therapy in the first reported case […]
May 24, 2021

Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection Doc Who Died of COVID Leaves Family $20M Baseball Card Collection

A Tampa, Florida neurologist who died of COVID-19 complications has bequeathed to his family a baseball card collection estimated at $20 million to be auctioned next […]
May 21, 2021

Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke Similar Outcome With EVT and Medical Tx in Basilar Artery Stroke

New data fail to support an advantage of endovascular therapy (EVT) over standard medical therapy among patients with basilar-artery-occlusion stroke. In the trial, the likelihood of […]
May 20, 2021

Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery

Incomplete resection and very early epilepsy onset were among the chief predictors of late seizure relapse following epilepsy surgery, according to a new study on the factors […]
May 20, 2021

Sustained Long-Term Benefit of Gene Therapy for SMA Sustained Long-Term Benefit of Gene Therapy for SMA

For children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), gene therapy with onasemnogene abeparvovec (Zolgensma, Novartis) provides long-lasting benefits with a favorable safety profile, new long-term follow-up data […]
May 20, 2021

Time to Reevaluate Parkinson’s Disease Subtyping, Experts Say Time to Reevaluate Parkinson’s Disease Subtyping, Experts Say

An international task force says it is time to reevaluate current subtyping of Parkinson’s disease (PD), which it says has dubious clinical applicability and biological relevance. […]
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