Meeting News

Suboptimal fruit, vegetable intake linked to 2.8 million heart-related deaths

June 10, 2019
Worldwide, almost 3 million CVD deaths may be linked to insufficient intakes of fruits, vegetables and legumes, according to research presented at…

In the Journals

Bipolar disorder may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

June 7, 2019
Individuals with bipolar disorder may have a higher risk for Parkinson’s disease later in life compared with those who do not, according to…

FDA News

FDA approves first drug for episodic cluster headache

June 5, 2019
The FDA approved Emgality for treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm, Eli Lilly) is the first drug approved…

In the Journals

Alzheimer’s drug may help treat opioid addiction

June 5, 2019
Galantamine may also someday help treat opioid addiction, according to results published in The American Journal on Addictions. “Galantamine…

In the Journals

Circulating cholesterol tied to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

May 30, 2019
Study findings indicated that higher levels of cholesterol was associated with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease independently of apolipoprotein…

Meeting News

Cholinesterase inhibitor plus memantine yields neurological benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s

May 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, adding memantine to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy reduced neuropsychiatric…

FDA News

FDA clears novel smartphone-controlled migraine treatment device

May 28, 2019
Theranica announced that the FDA has granted clearance to its novel smartphone-controlled migraine device to be worn on the upper arm that is…

Feature

Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

In the Journals

Teens with HIV have similar cognitive outcomes to HIV-negative peers

May 24, 2019
Teens who were perinatally infected with HIV and received treatment have similar cognitive outcomes compared with their HIV-negative peers, according…

In the Journals

NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…

FDA News

FDA approves novel epilepsy drug

May 22, 2019
UCB announced that its benzodiazepine-based nasal spray for patients with epilepsy was recently approved by the FDA. “Treating seizure…

In the Journals

Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…

In the Journals

Wellness education, yoga may be effective interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment

May 17, 2019
Wellness education appeared to be the most effective intervention for managing patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to findings…

In the Journals

Dabigatran not superior to aspirin for prevention of recurrent stroke

May 15, 2019
There was no significant difference between dabigatran and aspirin in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with an embolic stroke of undetermined…

In the Journals

Maternal migraine may increase risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes

May 15, 2019
Women with migraine had a higher risk for several adverse outcomes after pregnancy compared with women without migraine, according to results from a…

In the Journals

Moderately elevated systolic BP increases stroke odds in elderly adults

May 14, 2019
Older Korean adults with a systolic BP between 130 mm Hg and 139 mm Hg had a higher stroke mortality rate compared with older adults with a normal…

WHO: Exercise, smoking cessation, healthy diet reduce dementia risk

May 14, 2019
WHO has released its first guidelines on reducing the risk for cognitive decline and dementia for health care providers, governments, policy-makers…

Meeting News

How to determine which foods trigger migraine

May 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The relationship between food and migraine exists, but the reasons for it are uncertain, a presenter at the American Academy of…

In the Journals

Low-dose aspirin use increases intracranial hemorrhage risk

May 13, 2019
Patients with no CVD symptoms who took 100 mg or less of aspirin daily were at increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, according to findings…

Meeting News

Clinicians should take active role in assessing head injury detection devices

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — As the number of companies claiming to have created a device that assesses or diagnoses head injury increases, it is important