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August 19, 2020

More Evidence Links Gum Disease and Dementia Risk More Evidence Links Gum Disease and Dementia Risk

Periodontal disease is associated with later development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, especially in those with severe gum inflammation and edentulism (tooth loss), new […]
August 18, 2020

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study shows. […]
August 17, 2020

FDA OKs Satralizumab (Enspryng) for NMOSD FDA OKs Satralizumab (Enspryng) for NMOSD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved satralizumab-mwge (Enspryng, Genentech) for adults with anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). NMOSD is a […]
August 14, 2020

Multiple Traits More Common in Difficult-To-Treat Migraine Multiple Traits More Common in Difficult-To-Treat Migraine

Compared with their counterparts who get more relief, patients with difficult-to-treat migraine are more likely to delay acute treatment and take over-the-counter and opioid painkillers. They […]
August 14, 2020

FDA Clears Rapid Large-Vessel Occlusion Detection Software FDA Clears Rapid Large-Vessel Occlusion Detection Software

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance to the Rapid LVO automated software, which is designed to detect suspected large-vessel occlusions (LVOs). The […]
August 12, 2020

FDA OKs Viltolarsen (Viltepso) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy FDA OKs Viltolarsen (Viltepso) for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved viltolarsen (Viltepso, NS Pharma), the second drug therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients with a confirmed […]
August 12, 2020

NIAID Testing Remdesivir Plus MS Drug for COVID-19 NIAID Testing Remdesivir Plus MS Drug for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A randomized controlled trial, now underway, is testing the safety and efficacy […]
August 12, 2020

Impaired Senses, Especially Smell, Linked to Dementia Impaired Senses, Especially Smell, Linked to Dementia

Dr Willa Brenowitz A poor combined score on tests of hearing, vision, smell, and touch is associated with a higher risk for dementia and cognitive decline […]
August 12, 2020

Sleep Problems in Children Linked to Lower QOL in Later Years Sleep Problems in Children Linked to Lower QOL in Later Years

Sleep problems in children from birth to middle childhood may lead to decreased emotional well-being and quality of life by the time a child is 10-11 […]
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