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Estrogen therapy may contribute to delaying Alzheimer’s disease

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Estrogen therapy in women ages 50 to 63 has been shown to affect the metabolic processes associated with later development…

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Researchers identify dementia that ‘mimics’ Alzheimer’s disease

May 3, 2019
Researchers have proposed new terminology for a recently recognized late-onset form of dementia that “mimics” Alzheimer’s type…

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BP drug does not improve Parkinson’s

May 2, 2019
Results from the STEADY-PD III trial that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting showed that the BP medication…

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Cannabidiol cuts seizures nearly in half for children with rare type of epilepsy

May 2, 2019
A pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol significantly reduced the number of seizures experienced by children with Dravet syndrome, according to…

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‘Sea Hero Quest’ gaming app can detect Alzheimer’s risk

May 1, 2019
Assessment of navigational behavior using the smartphone gaming app called Sea Hero Quest can distinguish healthy aging from people at risk for…

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Physical inactivity does not increase dementia odds except in cardiometabolic disease

April 25, 2019
Physical inactivity in adults was not associated with all-cause Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but a signal of elevated risk for dementia was…

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Distinguishing different types of headaches

April 25, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The overlap of symptoms sometimes hinders a clinician’s ability to correctly diagnose the type of headache a patient has…

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Long-term antibiotic use elevates stroke, heart attack risk in women

April 25, 2019
Among women at normal CVD risk, long-term exposure to antibiotics in middle and older adulthood was associated with increased risk for future CVD…

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Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women

April 18, 2019
Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in…

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Medicaid could save $2.6 billion if 1% of smokers quit

April 17, 2019
A slight reduction in absolute smoking prevalence in the United States would result in “substantial” Medicaid savings the following year…

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Differentiating between migraine treatments

April 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — There are perhaps more acute, prophylactic and nonmedicinal treatments for patients with migraine than ever before, according to…

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3 recent FDA approvals PCPs need to know

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Within the past year, the FDA has approved three important new drugs for the treatment of common conditions that internists…

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VIDEO: Reduce prescribing in patients with dementia

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Clinicians should consider nonpharmacological options when managing geriatric patients with advanced dementia, according to a…

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Survey measures knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural areas

April 12, 2019
A new measure designed to assess knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural, underserved populations, known as the Basic Knowledge of…

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Almost one-third of Canadians who have attempted suicide have migraine

April 11, 2019
Researchers found that the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with migraine was more than three times higher than that of…

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Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…

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Increase in Parkinson’s disease cases looming; What PCPs need to know

April 8, 2019
The number of patients with Parkinson’s disease worldwide was 2.5 million in 1990 and jumped more than 100% in the 25 years since to an…

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Consistent CPAP use may improve cognitive function in older patients

April 5, 2019
Older patients with obstructive sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure therapy for at least 4 hours nightly for 1 year had improved…

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Moderate alcohol intake increases BP, stroke risk in men

April 5, 2019
In a genetic epidemiological study, the assumed protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption on CV events was noncausal, and any level of…

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Obesity tied to lower stroke, mortality rates during AF hospitalizations

April 4, 2019
Patients with obesity who were hospitalized for atrial fibrillation had a lower risk for stroke and in-hospital mortality compared with those without…