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March 11, 2021

Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer? Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer?

Palliative care for people with dementia is increasingly recognized as a way to improve quality of life and provide relief from the myriad physical and psychological […]
March 11, 2021

Disease Progression and Therapy Response Vary in MS by Ethnicity Disease Progression and Therapy Response Vary in MS by Ethnicity

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics differently, a new study finds, and there are big gaps in how they respond to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). […]
March 11, 2021

More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy

Further evidence supporting the safety of two antiseizure medications in pregnancy has come from a new study. The Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs […]
March 10, 2021

Number of Concussions in England Unacceptable, Head Injury Specialist Says Number of Concussions in England Unacceptable, Head Injury Specialist Says

(Reuters) – The frequency of concussions in English rugby is “totally unacceptable” and authorities must take further action to protect players, head injury specialist Willie Stewart […]
March 10, 2021

Risdiplam Promising for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Risdiplam Promising for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Infants with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) showed promising signs, including an increased expression of functional survival motor neuron (SMN) protein in the blood, after […]
March 9, 2021

Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS

Each year, roughly 1 in 60 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 65 years and under is hospitalized with urinary or kidney infections, a new […]
March 9, 2021

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Long-term Sleep Problems Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Long-term Sleep Problems

Veterans with who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are significantly more likely to develop insomnia and other sleep problems years later compared to their […]
March 9, 2021

Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although the […]
March 9, 2021

Telestroke Care Tied to Improved Reperfusion Rate, Mortality Telestroke Care Tied to Improved Reperfusion Rate, Mortality

Patients with ischemic stroke who receive care at hospitals with telestroke capacity are more likely to receive reperfusion therapy, and the 30-day mortality rate is lower […]
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