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July 30, 2021

Blood Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s ‘Promising’ but Nuanced Blood Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s ‘Promising’ but Nuanced

Plasma biomarkers such as amyloid-beta 40 and 42, phosphorylated tau 181 and 217, and neurofilament light hold great promise for diagnosing and determining a prognosis for […]
July 29, 2021

FDA’s Fast-Track Approval Exposed as Lax, in Need of Reform FDA’s Fast-Track Approval Exposed as Lax, in Need of Reform

Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established its accelerated drug approval pathway 28 years ago, more than 2 in 5 drugs granted fast-track approval […]
July 29, 2021

Monsanto Told to Pay Teachers $185M Over Chemical Exposure Monsanto Told to Pay Teachers $185M Over Chemical Exposure

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The […]
July 29, 2021

Learning to Salsa Boosts Seniors’ Brain Health Learning to Salsa Boosts Seniors’ Brain Health

DENVER — Learning and practicing salsa dancing and the cha-cha-cha may boost brain health in older adults, new research suggests. In the BAILA randomized controlled trial, […]
July 29, 2021

Advanced Imaging Trumps Time of Onset for EVT in Stroke Advanced Imaging Trumps Time of Onset for EVT in Stroke

Dr Gregory W. Albers When it comes to selecting patients for endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), advanced imaging is more important than time from stroke onset, results of […]
July 28, 2021

Occipital Nerve Stimulation Relieves Chronic Cluster Headache Occipital Nerve Stimulation Relieves Chronic Cluster Headache

Occipital nerve stimulation may help safely prevent attacks of medically intractable chronic cluster headache, according to a new study. Medically intractable chronic cluster headaches are unilateral […]
July 28, 2021

Changes in Metabolism Tied to Risk of Subsequent Dementia Changes in Metabolism Tied to Risk of Subsequent Dementia

Researchers have identified clusters of blood-based metabolites, molecules produced by cells during metabolism, which appear to predict subsequent dementia risk in new findings that may provide […]
July 28, 2021

Virtual Roller-coaster May Explain the Ups and Downs of Migraine Virtual Roller-coaster May Explain the Ups and Downs of Migraine

The drops, loop-the-loops, and freefalls of a virtual roller-coaster ride are shedding new light on the migraine brain and may explain the mechanisms underlying common symptoms […]
July 27, 2021

Dementia Caregivers Benefit From Telehealth Support Dementia Caregivers Benefit From Telehealth Support

A dyadic telehealth intervention to help people with dementia and their caregivers can achieve outcomes similar to those of traditional, in-person approaches. The program combines information, […]
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