In the Journals

Amyloid PET scans improve dementia diagnosis, management

April 2, 2019
Amyloid positron emission tomography, or PET, changed the clinical management in most patients with mild cognitive impairment and most patients with…

Feature

Experts discuss rare link between concussion, suicide

April 2, 2019
The most recent CDC data show an estimated 329,290 children were treated in United States for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a…

Meeting News

Antipsychotics may be ineffective for delirium, may increase severity

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The data behind prescribing antipsychotics to treat patients with delirium may not be “as strong as we…

FDA News

FDA approves drug for relapsing forms of MS

March 27, 2019
The FDA recently approved Mayzent, a next generation, selective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator, for the treatment of adults with…

Meeting News

Losing weight alleviates some migraine-related disabilities

March 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with both obesity and migraine reported reduced migraine frequency, duration, pain intensity and disability after weight…

Perspective

More than 280,000 kids treated for TBIs in EDs every year

March 14, 2019
Pediatric sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or SRR-TBIs, cause more than 280,000 visits to EDs throughout the United States…

In the JournalsPerspective

Severity of Zika outbreak explains microcephaly rate in northeast Brazil

March 14, 2019
In 2015, northeast Brazil experienced a disproportionately higher rate of microcephaly than anywhere else in the country. Researchers explained that…

In the Journals

Risk for Alzheimer’s disease extends beyond immediate relatives

March 13, 2019
Recent study results demonstrate that not only were individuals with first-degree relatives who had Alzheimer’s disease at higher risk for…

In the Journals

Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

High systolic BP associated with less cognitive decline

March 11, 2019
Patients aged 75 years and older who underwent treatment for systolic BP of 130 mm Hg or higher showed less cognitive impairment vs. those with…

In the Journals

Cholinergic treatment shows promise in primary progressive aphasia

March 11, 2019
Cholinesterase inhibitors, the most frequently used therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease, appeared to help patients with primary…

In the Journals

Prolonged postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase Alzheimer's risk

March 8, 2019
Undergoing postmenopausal hormone therapy for 10 years or more may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published…

Meeting News

MS may not worsen after pregnancy

March 7, 2019
Despite long-held beliefs, women with multiple sclerosis did not demonstrate increased risk for relapse after pregnancy, breastfeeding and resuming…

In the Journals

Heart-healthy diets associated with better cognitive function

March 6, 2019
Heart-healthy diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, that are rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and…

Meeting News

Depression may increase stroke risk

March 6, 2019
Elevated depressive symptoms were associated with an increased risk for incident ischemic stroke, according to findings that will be presented at the…

Meeting News

Soda may worsen MS symptoms

March 5, 2019
Individuals with multiple sclerosis who consumed high amounts of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to experience severe disability…

FDA News

FDA grants headache drug priority review

March 5, 2019
The FDA recently granted priority review to the supplemental Biologics License Application for Emgality injection for the preventive treatment of…

Meeting News

BMI affects survival after stroke

March 4, 2019
People with a higher BMI are more likely to survive a stroke, according to findings being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology…

Meeting News

Link found between sleep apnea, higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

March 4, 2019
Witnessed sleep apneas were significantly associated with tau in a part of the brain that helps with memory, according to findings that will be…

FDA News

FDA warns CanaRx to stop distributing ‘unapproved, misbranded’ drugs

March 1, 2019
The FDA recently posted a warning letter to CanaRx requesting it immediately stop dispensing “unapproved new drugs” and…