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February 6, 2023

Polypill May Slow Functional, but Not Cognitive, Decline Polypill May Slow Functional, but Not Cognitive, Decline

A polypill that targets vascular risk factors may help slow functional decline in older adults, new research suggests. However, an analysis from the International Polycap Study […]
February 3, 2023

ChatGPT’s AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer’s Early ChatGPT’s AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer’s Early

The artificial intelligence that can write essays and pass tests can also help identify dementia. Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia used the AI behind ChatGPT (which has […]
February 3, 2023

More Data Back Guillain-Barré Risk With Janssen COVID Shot More Data Back Guillain-Barré Risk With Janssen COVID Shot

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New surveillance data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) back […]
February 2, 2023

Cognitive Testing for Older Drivers: Is There a Benefit? Cognitive Testing for Older Drivers: Is There a Benefit?

A mandatory cognitive screening policy targeting older drivers appeared to lower car crashes involving people over 70, according to results from a large population-based study using […]
February 2, 2023

Antidepressants Mostly Ineffective, ‘Lackluster’ for Chronic Pain Antidepressants Mostly Ineffective, ‘Lackluster’ for Chronic Pain

Most antidepressants are not effective for treating pain conditions, new research suggests. In an overview of 26 systematic reviews, and more than 25,000 adult participants, investigators found […]
February 2, 2023

Rats Know a Good Beat When They Hear It Rats Know a Good Beat When They Hear It

Rats recognize musical beats and can bop to the rhythm of music in a manner similar to humans, according to researchers at the University of Tokyo. […]
January 31, 2023

‘Depression Circuit’ Identified in MS Patients ‘Depression Circuit’ Identified in MS Patients

The common coexistence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression may be explained in part by MS lesions occurring along a specific “depression circuit” in the brain, […]
January 31, 2023

Similar Brain Atrophy in Obesity and Alzheimer’s Disease Similar Brain Atrophy in Obesity and Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain atrophy patterns are similar in individuals with obesity and those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a new study shows. Comparisons of MRI scans for more than […]
January 31, 2023

Poor Sleep Quality as a Teen May Up MS Risk in Adulthood Poor Sleep Quality as a Teen May Up MS Risk in Adulthood

Too little sleep or poor sleep quality during the teen years can significantly increase the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) during adulthood, new research suggests. In […]
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