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MRI scans identify differences between Alzheimer’s disease converters, non-converters

November 20, 2018
Researchers identified quantifiable differences between older adults who developed Alzheimer’s disease and those who did not using diffusion…

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Migraine increases risk for irregular heartbeat

November 19, 2018
Patients who had migraine with aura were at higher risk for incident atrial fibrillation, which could lead to ischemic stroke, according to findings…

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AF, CVD, diabetes strong risk factors for early ischemic stroke

November 16, 2018
Atrial fibrillation, CVD and type 1 or 2 diabetes were strong risk factors for early-onset ischemic stroke, according to a case-control analysis. …

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AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

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Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…

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AI technology helps predict future Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

November 8, 2018
A study published in Radiology showed that a deep learning model predicted Alzheimer’s disease with 82% specificity and 100% sensitivity about…

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Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…

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Appendix removal tied to decreased Parkinson’s risk

October 31, 2018
Individuals who have had their appendixes removed have a nearly 20% lower overall risk for developing Parkinson’s disease later in life…

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Psych Congress keynote: Polyvagal theory explained

October 25, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a keynote presentation, Stephen Porges, PhD, distinguished university scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University…

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Lp(a) levels strongly correlated with CVD risk

October 18, 2018
In a meta-analysis of patients treated with statins, pretreatment and on-treatment levels of lipoprotein(a) “showed an independent…

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Sleeping 7 to 8 hours produces best cognitive performance

October 18, 2018
Sleeping between 7 and 8 hours a night led to better cognitive function than sleeping more or less than that amount, according to findings recently…

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Prefrontal cortex stimulation reduces amygdala fear signaling in trait anxiety

October 17, 2018
Findings from a randomized clinical trial showed that transcranial direct current stimulation of the prefrontal cortex reduced amygdala fear…

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Sleep duration related to stroke risk, varies by race

October 17, 2018
Black men who sleep for a short amount of time had a decreased risk for incident stroke, and white men with longer sleep duration had an increased…

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Specific RNA splicing events tied to Alzheimer's disease progression

October 15, 2018
Results from a large-scale analysis published in Nature Genetics support dysregulation of messenger RNA splicing in the aging brain as a feature of…

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Medical marijuana safe, slightly reduces MS symptoms

October 12, 2018
Medicinal cannabinoids were considered safe and demonstrated a limited effectiveness in treating spasticity, pain and bladder dysfunction symptoms in…

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American Headache Society president: ‘Exciting, cautious’ time for patients with migraine

October 11, 2018
The 89 drugs that have received FDA approval since January 2017, when limiting these drugs’ scope to the drug’s primary indication…

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Irregular heartbeat linked to higher risk for dementia, faster cognitive decline

October 10, 2018
Atrial fibrillation was linked to an increased risk for dementia and faster cognitive decline, according to findings recently published in…

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Community-based intervention lowers BP in Hispanic patients with stroke

October 8, 2018
A culturally tailored, skills-based educational intervention helped lower BP 1 year after stroke in patients of Hispanic ethnicity, researchers…

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Multiple system atrophy: What PCPs need to know

October 3, 2018
Multiple system atrophy — whose worldwide awareness day is commemorated every Oct. 3 — includes disorders that historically had been…

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Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…