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March 1, 2021

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally not […]
February 26, 2021

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic brain […]
February 26, 2021

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS

Elevations in serum neurofilament light chain levels (sNfL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly linked to worse neurologic function, clinical disability, and lower brain […]
February 25, 2021

FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antisense oligonucleotide casimersen (Amondys 45, Sarepta Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular […]
February 25, 2021

Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer’s Onset Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer’s Onset

Depression and anxiety are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research shows. Investigators found the age of onset of AD is about 2 […]
February 25, 2021

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the use of thrombolysis in the late window of 4.5 to 9 hours after symptom onset was not associated with […]
February 24, 2021

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to be […]
February 24, 2021

Lewy Body Dementia Genes Show Links to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Lewy Body Dementia Genes Show Links to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

New research has uncovered five genes linked to Lewy Body dementia, which supports the association between that condition and both Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The […]
February 24, 2021

EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy

Continuous intracranial electroencephalography (cEEG) may help pinpoint optimal timing of diagnostic studies and treatment for patients with focal epilepsy, new research suggests. The findings from a […]
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