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February 9, 2021

Prostate Drugs Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Prostate Drugs Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s

Certain drugs currently used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may provide neuroprotection and delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests. Treatment […]
February 8, 2021

PFO Closure Reduces Migraine: New Meta-Analysis PFO Closure Reduces Migraine: New Meta-Analysis

A meta-analysis of two randomized studies evaluating patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure as a treatment strategy for migraine has shown significant benefits in several key endpoints, […]
February 8, 2021

FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first device to help reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that is used during […]
February 5, 2021

Psychiatrist Alleges Plagiarism by Journal Editor Psychiatrist Alleges Plagiarism by Journal Editor

A psychiatrist known for her expertise in gun violence prevention is alleging that the editor of a medical journal plagiarized her work and published it under […]
February 4, 2021

Cognitive Effects Transient for Alzheimer’s Drug Atabecestat Cognitive Effects Transient for Alzheimer’s Drug Atabecestat

Adverse cognitive and psychiatric effects seen associated with the investigational Alzheimer’s drug atabecestat were reversed within 6 months of treatment cessation, according to follow-up results from a […]
February 4, 2021

Thunderclap Headache Often Mismanaged in the ED Thunderclap Headache Often Mismanaged in the ED

More than 50% of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with thunderclap headache (TCH), which often signals an underlying serious or life-threatening condition, are […]
February 3, 2021

Electrical Stimulation Stabilizes BP in Spinal Cord Injury Electrical Stimulation Stabilizes BP in Spinal Cord Injury

Aaron Phillips, PhD A new device that targets electrical stimulation to the spinal cord can stabilize blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury, possibly preventing […]
February 3, 2021

USPSTF Again Recommends Against Carotid Stenosis Screening USPSTF Again Recommends Against Carotid Stenosis Screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2014 recommendation against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population (D recommendation). […]
February 2, 2021

Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in the Brain Predict Dementia Risk Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in the Brain Predict Dementia Risk

Peivascular spaces are fluid-filled spaces that surround small blood vessels within the brain parenchyma. Individuals whose perivascular spaces are enlarged may be more likely to develop […]
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