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June 4, 2021

Your Weirdest Dreams Could Be Making You Smarter Your Weirdest Dreams Could Be Making You Smarter

“I had the weirdest dream last night.” It’s a common refrain made by people whose experiences have taken them to places that surpass the waking imagination. […]
June 4, 2021

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit

An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a third-year medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed the […]
June 3, 2021

Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Over the Long Haul Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Over the Long Haul

Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) continues to be effective for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) more than 15 years after device implantation, with significant improvement […]
June 2, 2021

Evidence Mounts for Implantable AF Monitoring After Stroke Evidence Mounts for Implantable AF Monitoring After Stroke

Two new randomized trials have added to the evidence that rates of atrial fibrillation (AF) detection are increased through the use of long-term monitoring with implantable […]
May 28, 2021

FDA Expands Rimegepant Indication to Include Migraine Prevention FDA Expands Rimegepant Indication to Include Migraine Prevention

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for rimegepant (Nurtec ODT, Biohaven) to include prevention of migraine in adults. Last year, rimegepant […]
May 26, 2021

Large Vessel Stroke Linked to AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine Large Vessel Stroke Linked to AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first cases of large vessel arterial occlusion strokes linked to the […]
May 25, 2021

Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition Obesity Paradox Challenged: Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition

In contrast to previous research, a new study suggests that weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition — and may actually be detrimental. The […]
May 25, 2021

New AHA/ASA Guideline on Secondary Stroke Prevention New AHA/ASA Guideline on Secondary Stroke Prevention

When possible, diagnostic tests to determine the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be completed within 48 hours after symptom onset, […]
May 25, 2021

Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults Epilepsy Linked to Anxiety, Suicidality in Young Adults

Young adults with epilepsy experience higher rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality, compared with their counterparts in the general population, a new study shows. The findings, […]
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