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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015

Low Awareness of DVLA Safe Driving Guidelines Among Hospital Doctors

Oct. 8, 2015 — New research concludes that medically disqualified patients may wrongly assume themselves fit to drive on discharge from hospital because of inadequate knowledge among doctors of DVLA guidelines ... read more

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Antipsychotics Increase Risk of Death in People With Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Sep. 30, 2015 — Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study. PDP affects more than 50 per cent of people with Parkinson's ... read more

Researchers Link Spatial Neglect After Stroke With Poor Outcomes

Sep. 29, 2015 — Spatial neglect among inpatients with stroke is common, researchers say. At the conclusion of a recent study, the investigators said that affected patients had a higher risk for falls, longer lengths ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child. Despite this half of the infants admitted to neonatal intensive units will ... read more

Early Testing Can Predict Stroke Patients Who Will Develop Upper Limb Spasticity

Sep. 23, 2015 — Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the ... read more

New Technique Negotiates Neuron Jungle to Target Source of Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson's disease. The new technique is relatively non-invasive and has worked to improve ... read more

New Method to Measure Artery Stiffness in the Human Brain

Sep. 22, 2015 — A non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain has been revealed by scientists. This finding may have ramifications for preventing stroke and the ... read more

Researcher Finds Novel Way to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder Using a Smart Phone

Sep. 22, 2015 — A researcher will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients with sickle cell disease to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone, states a new ... read more

CPAP Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Adults With Sleep Apnea

Sep. 22, 2015 — Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure ... read more

Risk of Stroke at Time of Carotid Occlusion

Sep. 21, 2015 — Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or ... read more

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Hospital Reduces Emergency Wait Time, Improves Care for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Sep. 21, 2015 — An American hospital has significantly reduced the amount of time that pediatric patients experiencing pain from sickle cell disease wait before receiving pain medication when they come to the ... read more

In-Hospital Nocturnal Dialysis May Be Good for the Heart

Sep. 18, 2015 — In-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients' hearts as well as their kidneys, a new study ... read more

Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report. Worldwide, more than 100 million women currently use ... read more

More Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Found to Reduce Heart Disease, Save Lives

Sep. 18, 2015 — A landmark clinical trial is underway, and has found that a more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves ... read more

Scientists Identify Protein at Death's Door of Cells

Sep. 17, 2015 — A protein embedded in the surface of mitochondria -- the energy-producing batteries of living cells -- opens the door to cell death, causing cells to experience severe power failures, according to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — More evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease has been uncovered by a team of researchers. The research, conducted on a mouse ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading ... read more

Whole-Body PET Scan With New Imaging Agent Can Locate Hidden Blood Clots

Sep. 15, 2015 — A novel radiopharmaceutical probe has the potential of providing physicians with information that could save the lives of patients with ischemic stroke or pulmonary embolism -- conditions caused when ... read more

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