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October 14, 2020

More Evidence Links Coffee Intake to Reduced Parkinson’s Risk More Evidence Links Coffee Intake to Reduced Parkinson’s Risk

A new study has added support to the idea that coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and suggests that caffeine […]
October 13, 2020

More Evidence Anticholinergics Increase MCI Risk More Evidence Anticholinergics Increase MCI Risk

Common anticholinergics, both over-the-counter and prescription, are tied to a significantly increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and cognitive decline in elderly individuals with otherwise […]
October 13, 2020

Migraine Nerve Stimulation Device Now Available Over-the-Counter Migraine Nerve Stimulation Device Now Available Over-the-Counter

The first dual-purpose, external trigeminal nerve stimulation device to treat and prevent acute migraine is now available over-the-counter to adults over age 18. The US Food […]
October 12, 2020

Prodrugs Infusion Beats Oral PD Therapy for Motor Symptoms Prodrugs Infusion Beats Oral PD Therapy for Motor Symptoms

A 24-hour continuous subcutaneous infusion of foslevodopa/foscarbidopa improved Parkinson’s disease (PD) motor symptoms during all waking hours for patients with advanced disease, according to a new […]
October 12, 2020

Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse

In patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS), increased abundance of Blautia stercoris and its variants in the gut is associated with an increased risk of relapse.No […]
October 9, 2020

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests. However, […]
October 9, 2020

In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency

The problem of a rare enzyme disorder being mistakenly diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is highlighted in a new case report involving a child. […]
October 7, 2020

Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson’s Trial Telemedicine Feasible and Reliable in Parkinson’s Trial

Remote telemedicine visits were feasible, reasonably reliable, and acceptable to individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a 1-year, phase 3 clinical trial has shown. The trial was […]
October 6, 2020

Old Drug Turned ‘Cash Cow’ as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial Old Drug Turned ‘Cash Cow’ as Company Pumped Price to $40K a Vial

For a dad whose infant son was afflicted with a rare seizure disorder, a drug invented in 1952 was indispensable for his boy. It was also […]
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