In the Journals

Smartphone videos help diagnose epileptic seizures

January 23, 2020
Smartphone videos taken by witnesses could help physicians diagnose epileptic seizures, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology

In the Journals

Hispanic, black adults have better hemorrhagic stroke outcomes

January 22, 2020
Hispanic and black adults aged younger than 50 years were less likely to have poor outcomes 3 months after a hemorrhagic stroke compared with white…

In the Journals

Breastfeeding protects against postpartum MS relapses

January 21, 2020
Breastfeeding provided a protective effect against postpartum multiple sclerosis relapses, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis…

In the JournalsPerspective

Hydromethylthionine impacts brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s

January 17, 2020
Hydromethylthionine, a potent tau aggregation inhibitor, showed pharmacological activity on brain structure and function as both monotherapy and as…

In the Journals

MS treatment costs nearly tripled from 2011 to 2017

January 15, 2020
Prescription costs of disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis in the Medicaid program nearly tripled from 2011 to 2017, despite the…

In the Journals

Manual BP devices linked to common source of measurement errors

January 15, 2020
A common source of BP measurement errors known as terminal digit bias — “an observer’s preference for a last digit, usually 0, and…

In the Journals

Ketamine could reduce harmful drinking by ‘rewriting’ memories

January 3, 2020
A single ketamine infusion could help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption by altering reward memories associated with alcohol, according…

In the Journals

Obesity during midlife linked to increased dementia risk in women

December 27, 2019
Women who were obese during midlife had a 21% greater risk for dementia compared with women who were not, according to a study published in…

FDA News

FDA approves Ubrelvy for acute treatment of migraine

December 23, 2019
The FDA has approved Ubrelvy, the first oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist intended for acute treatment of migraine in adults…

In the Journals

Subclinical hearing loss may be associated with cognitive impairment

December 13, 2019
The association between hearing loss and cognition may begin earlier than previously thought — even when patients are still considered to have…

In the Journals

Long naps tied to increased stroke risk

December 11, 2019
Taking long naps during the day, sleeping longer at night, and having poor sleep quality were associated with increased risk for stroke, according to…

Feature

DHE re-emerges as ‘magic’ migraine treatment

December 11, 2019
Acute migraine treatments containing dihydroergotamine, or DHE, could soon return to the mainstream, providing a less cumbersome treatment option for…

In the Journals

Ubrogepant shows promise against migraine pain

December 4, 2019
A higher percentage of patients with migraine who received ubrogepant — an experimental treatment — experienced freedom from their pain…

FDA News

FDA approves XCOPRI for partial-onset seizures

November 25, 2019
The FDA recently approved XCOPRI for adults with partial-onset seizures, its manufacturer announced. “The approval of XCOPRI will provide…

In the Journals

Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure

November 19, 2019
Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography is a noninvasive, quick and easy method to help diagnose increased intracranial pressure, according to findings…

Death from preventable causes more common in rural vs. urban US

November 7, 2019
The CDC said it has identified a “persistent and striking gap” in the percentage of rural and urban Americans who die from the top five…

In the JournalsPerspective

Insomnia increases CVD risk

November 6, 2019
Symptoms of insomnia, specifically difficulties in falling and staying asleep, early morning awakening and daytime dysfunction, were independent risk…

Feature

One question boosts memory tests’ effectiveness

November 5, 2019
Conservative estimates indicate that more than 100,000 U.S. Medicare recipients have undiagnosed dementia, according to published reports. The…

FDA News

FDA, FTC issue warning to company for selling illegal CBD products

October 22, 2019
The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning to Rooted Apothecary LLC of Naples, Florida, for illegally selling unapproved products…

Guidelines

Pediatric migraine prevention guideline focuses on lifestyle choices

October 17, 2019
Pharmacologic treatments to prevent migraine in children and teens are effective, but so is placebo, complicating the issue for clinicians and…