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Medical marijuana relieves symptoms of chronic disease in older adults

February 28, 2019
Medical marijuana was safe and effective for improving symptoms such as pain, sleep disorders and anxiety due to chronic diseases in older adults…

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Haloperidol plus lorazepam best treatment for delirium

February 27, 2019
Results from a large network meta-analysis found that haloperidol plus lorazepam appears to be the best treatment — and ramelteon the best…

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Migraines associated with increased stroke risk

February 27, 2019
Patients who developed migraine with aura later in life were at increased risk for stroke, according to findings recently published in Headache.

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Being mentally, physically active in middle age may lower dementia risk

February 20, 2019
Women with higher levels of cognitive and physical activity in midlife demonstrated a reduced risk for dementia diseases later in life, according to…

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Higher vitamin D level may mean fewer migraines

February 20, 2019
Patients in Iran with serum vitamin D levels of between 50 ng/mL and 99.9 ng/mL were less likely to develop migraine, according to findings recently…

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How PCPs can help patients prevent second ischemic stroke

February 20, 2019
Within 5 years of a first stroke, 42% of men and 24% of women will have another one, according to the National Stroke Association. Primary care…

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Increased nut consumption lowers CV risk in type 2 diabetes

February 19, 2019
Improved mortality rates and decreases in CVD among patients with type 2 diabetes were associated with a higher consumption of nuts, particularly…

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Hormone therapy increases risk for stroke, VTE in transgender women

February 18, 2019
Transgender women who received hormone therapy had an increased incidence of venous thromboembolic events and stroke compared with men and women not…

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Combining SSRIs, anticoagulants, increases risk for gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding

February 18, 2019
Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are at higher risk for gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding, particularly if they are…

Meeting News

Vaccination, antiviral treatment fails to affect stroke risk from herpes zoster

February 15, 2019
Contracting herpes zoster increased risk for acute ischemic stroke, and among patients with herpes zoster, vaccination or antiviral treatment did not…

Amantadine may be effective treatment for headaches after traumatic brain injury

February 14, 2019
Posttraumatic headaches improved for 80% of patients who took amantadine for 2 months after having postconcussion syndrome, according to a study…

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Chronic inflammation may negatively affect thinking, memory

February 13, 2019
Middle-aged individuals with chronic inflammation may develop problems with thinking and memory skills later in life, according to findings published…

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Higher level of education may not protect against dementia

February 11, 2019
Although prior research has shown that having a higher level of education may protect the brain against dementia, new evidence published in…

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Modest daily drinking increases risk for ischemic stroke

February 9, 2019
Adults who drink a modest amount of alcohol daily had an increased risk for ischemic stroke, according to data presented at the International Stroke…

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Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

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Spike in infective endocarditis-related stroke coincides with opioid abuse rise

February 6, 2019
A sharp increase in U.S. hospitalization rates for stroke from opioid-related infective endocarditis since 2008 has coincided with the rise of the…

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Trazodone may not stop, delay dementia onset

February 6, 2019
Researchers found no statistically significant association between trazodone use and a reduced risk for dementia among older adults compared with…

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Less education, black race increase risk for PTSD, depression after TBI

February 5, 2019
Certain preinjury and injury-related characteristics, including education status, race and history of mental health problems, heighten the risk for…

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Exercise improves thinking skills in young adults

January 30, 2019
Adults as young as 20 years who regularly performed aerobic exercises demonstrated improvements in thinking skills, particularly those that regulate…

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Intensive BP control reduces risk for mild cognitive impairment

January 28, 2019
BP reductions did not significantly reduce the risk for dementia in patients with hypertension, they did significantly reduce the risk for mild…