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July 27, 2021

Long-Term Outcomes Better Than Expected for Many With Severe TBI Long-Term Outcomes Better Than Expected for Many With Severe TBI

Long-term outcomes for a significant proportion of patients with severe brain injury are better than expected, in new findings that caution against making early, definitive prognoses […]
July 26, 2021

Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures? Can a Supplement That Mimics the Keto Diet Reduce Seizures?

A dietary supplement that mimics the effects of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is well-tolerated and appears to reduce seizures in children and adults with treatment-resistant […]
July 26, 2021

Coffee and the Brain: ‘Concerning’ New Data Coffee and the Brain: ‘Concerning’ New Data

Drinking six or more cups of coffee a day is associated with smaller brain volume and a 53% increased risk for dementia, results of a large […]
July 26, 2021

Reducing Air Pollution Linked to Lower Dementia Risk Reducing Air Pollution Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

DENVER — Reducing exposure to air pollution may slow brain aging and reduce the risk of dementia, new research reveals. The results have implications for individual […]
July 23, 2021

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins had […]
July 23, 2021

More Evidence Ties Hearing Loss to Increased Dementia Risk More Evidence Ties Hearing Loss to Increased Dementia Risk

A large population-based study provides further evidence that hearing loss is a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. The new study moves the field forward in […]
July 21, 2021

Can Heparin Play a Role in Stopping COVID-19 Variants? Can Heparin Play a Role in Stopping COVID-19 Variants?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers have identified a new binding site on the spike protein of […]
July 21, 2021

‘New’ Natriuretic Peptide Shows Unique Biomarker Potential ‘New’ Natriuretic Peptide Shows Unique Biomarker Potential

The biomarker C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is under exploration as both a risk predictor and a target for new drug development for cardiovascular and renal conditions. […]
July 20, 2021

New Treatment Option for Restless Legs? New Treatment Option for Restless Legs?

The antiplatelet medication dipyridamole reduces motor and sensory symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and improves sleep duration for treatment-naive patients, results of a small, randomized, placebo-controlled […]
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