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May 27, 2020

High Levels of Air Pollution Linked to Increased MS Risk High Levels of Air Pollution Linked to Increased MS Risk

Air pollution may be another environmental risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. A large cohort study of almost 550,000 individuals living in […]
May 26, 2020

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an ongoing […]
May 26, 2020

Study Confirms Higher Risk of Inflammatory CNS Events With Some TNF Inhibitors Study Confirms Higher Risk of Inflammatory CNS Events With Some TNF Inhibitors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exposure to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of inflammatory events in the central nervous system […]
May 26, 2020

Cannabidiol May Interact With Methadone, Increasing Sleepiness, Fatigue Cannabidiol May Interact With Methadone, Increasing Sleepiness, Fatigue

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A “significant” drug-drug interaction between methadone and cannabidiol was described in a recent case report. “We are finding out that cannabidiol […]
May 22, 2020

Social Isolation Tied to Higher Risk of CV Events, Death Social Isolation Tied to Higher Risk of CV Events, Death

Social isolation is associated with an increased risk of a cardiovascular event of more than 40%, and of all-cause mortality approaching 50%, new research suggests. “These […]
May 22, 2020

Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD

Excessive sleep disturbances are linked to increased cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research suggests. Records from the National AD Coordinating Center (NACC) […]
May 22, 2020

FDA OKs Apomorphine Sublingual Film for ‘Off’ Episodes in PD FDA OKs Apomorphine Sublingual Film for ‘Off’ Episodes in PD

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved apomorphine hydrochloride sublingual film (Kynmobi, Sunovion) for the acute, intermittent treatment of ‘off’ episodes in patients with […]
May 22, 2020

‘Clear Signature’ of ALS Found in Children’s Teeth ‘Clear Signature’ of ALS Found in Children’s Teeth

Adults who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) metabolize metals differently than those who do not develop the neurodegenerative disease, and this shows up in teeth during […]
May 21, 2020

New Guidance to Protect Providers, Manage Stroke in COVID-19 New Guidance to Protect Providers, Manage Stroke in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An international panel of stroke experts from 18 countries has issued a […]
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