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August 25, 2021

Atogepant Reduces Migraine Days: ADVANCE Trial Published Atogepant Reduces Migraine Days: ADVANCE Trial Published

The novel calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist atogepant is safe and effective for the preventive treatment of migraine, full results from a phase 3 trial suggest. […]
August 25, 2021

Adjunctive Fusion Bests Decompression Alone for Spondylolisthesis Adjunctive Fusion Bests Decompression Alone for Spondylolisthesis

Researchers are learning more about the advantages of adding fusion to decompression surgery for patients with grade 1 lumbar spondylolisthesis. In a study with more than […]
August 24, 2021

Certain Headache Types May Affect Pregnancy Outcomes Certain Headache Types May Affect Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnant women who experience migraine with aura – and also the far more common tension-type headache – are at increased risk for giving birth to small-for-gestational-age […]
August 23, 2021

‘Less Lethal’ Crowd Control Weapons Linked to Serious Neurotrauma ‘Less Lethal’ Crowd Control Weapons Linked to Serious Neurotrauma

Rubber bullets, sponge rounds, and other projectile weapons can cause serious head injuries and should not be used for crowd control, authors of a new study […]
August 20, 2021

Phase 3 Drug Trial for ALS Halted for Lack of Efficacy Phase 3 Drug Trial for ALS Halted for Lack of Efficacy

A global phase 3 trial of ravulizumab (Ultomiris) for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being discontinued following a data review, its manufacturer has announced. […]
August 20, 2021

Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for MS Patients Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for MS Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients age 12 years and older with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are […]
August 20, 2021

Early Data for Experimental THC Drug ‘Promising’ for Tourette’s Early Data for Experimental THC Drug ‘Promising’ for Tourette’s

Oral delta-9-tetrahydracannabinol (Δ9-THC) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), in a proprietary combination known as THX-110, is promising for reducing tic symptoms in adults with Tourette syndrome (TS), new […]
August 19, 2021

Increased Risk for Hospitalization, Death with Parkinson’s Drug Increased Risk for Hospitalization, Death with Parkinson’s Drug

Pimavanserin, a novel antipsychotic drug used to manage hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s disease, may lead to increased hospitalizations and deaths, according to a new study. […]
August 19, 2021

Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Excess Sitting in Those Under 60 Increased Stroke Risk Linked to Excess Sitting in Those Under 60

Spending more free time seated combined with engaging in low physical activity is associated with an increased risk of stroke in adults aged between 40 and […]
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