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December 13, 2021

‘Very High’ Risk of Epilepsy 1 Year After Stroke ‘Very High’ Risk of Epilepsy 1 Year After Stroke

Patients who experience stroke have a “very high” risk of epilepsy 1 year later, new research shows. Results from a large registry study reveals patients who experienced […]
December 10, 2021

Diabetes Tied to Parkinson’s Risk, More Rapid Disease Progression Diabetes Tied to Parkinson’s Risk, More Rapid Disease Progression

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) development, as well as more severe symptoms and more rapid disease progression, new research suggests. In a […]
December 9, 2021

Bariatric Surgery an Epilepsy Risk Factor? Bariatric Surgery an Epilepsy Risk Factor?

Bariatric surgery for weight loss is associated with a significantly increased risk for epilepsy, new research suggests. Although the epidemiologic study didn’t address the potential mechanisms underlying […]
December 8, 2021

Congress Reviews Biden’s Proposal to Regulate Fentanyl Congress Reviews Biden’s Proposal to Regulate Fentanyl

Federal officials are urging a U.S. House committee to support President Joe Biden’s proposal to strengthen regulations on all fentanyl-related substances, with one calling it the […]
December 8, 2021

Novel Tool May Prevent Unnecessary Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Novel Tool May Prevent Unnecessary Brain Surgery for Epilepsy

Researchers have developed and validated a quick, non-invasive, web-based tool that identifies patients with epilepsy who are unlikely to benefit from invasive stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG). The 5-SENSE […]
December 8, 2021

Could Viagra Help Prevent Alzheimer’s? Could Viagra Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

The erectile dysfunction medication Viagra could potentially be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Aging. […]
December 8, 2021

‘Memory Perfectionism’ Tied to Subjective Post-TBI Memory Loss ‘Memory Perfectionism’ Tied to Subjective Post-TBI Memory Loss

Key Takeaway A new study sheds light on persistent memory complaints presenting after concussion — a phenomenon that is poorly understood. Memory perfectionism — highly valuing […]
December 8, 2021

‘Alarming’ Rate of Abuse in Pregnant Women With Epilepsy ‘Alarming’ Rate of Abuse in Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy are more than twice as likely as those without the disorder to report physical, sexual, or emotional abuse during pregnancy, new research shows. […]
December 8, 2021

MRI Key to Diagnosing CTE in Living Patients? MRI Key to Diagnosing CTE in Living Patients?

A distinct pattern of frontal-temporal atrophy discernible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may flag chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients, new research suggests. Dr Michael […]
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