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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

First Systemic Evidence for Safety of tPA in Stroke Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Adult patients with sickle cell disease who experience a stroke caused by a clot (i.e., ischemic strokes) can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator if they qualify, report ... read more

Finger Prosthesis Provides Clues to Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2017 — The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely ... read more

Psychiatric Disorders Do Not Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 4, 2017 — Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. However, the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses increased before the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, ... read more

Race Ranks Higher Than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Apr. 3, 2017 — Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range, according to a ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, researchers found in a first study of its ... read more

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Mar. 31, 2017 — Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new ... read more

US Burden of Neurological Disease Is Nearly $800 Billion/year

Mar. 30, 2017 — The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014, and this figure is projected to grow as the elderly population doubles between 2011 and 2050, according to a new ... read more

Molecular Therapy Set to Protect at-Risk Patients Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Mar. 30, 2017 — Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL ... read more

Hepatitis B and C May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 31, 2017 — The viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study. The hepatitis virus affects the ... read more

Aphasia May Not Solely Be a Language Disorder, Study Shows

Mar. 30, 2017 — Aphasia, a language disorder commonly diagnosed in stroke patients, may not be solely a language issue as traditionally believed, according to a new ... read more

Software-Based System Improves the Ability to Determine the Cause of Ischemic Stroke

Mar. 29, 2017 — A software package has been developed that provides evidence-based, automated support for diagnosing the cause of ... read more

Apixaban Superior to Warfarin for Reducing Brain Bleeds in Patients With AFib

Mar. 29, 2017 — Patients with atrial fibrillation showed a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain, known as intracranial hemorrhage, when taking the newer anticoagulant apixaban compared to ... read more

Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Spine Surgery Patients

Mar. 29, 2017 — Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care ... read more

Streamlining Faster Care for EMS Triage, Transport of Stroke Patients

Mar. 28, 2017 — Getting the right treatment fast can help improve patient outcomes when it comes to stroke patients. A new process will help streamline the initial emergency care of stroke patients, report ... read more

Neurological Diseases Cost the US Nearly $800 Billion Per Year

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new article reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the ... read more

Scientists Achieve Research Milestone With Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 27, 2017 — In a Phase I clinical study, researchers were able to transform the immune system by taking cells damaged in Parkinson’s disease and making them cells that protect and defend against brain ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease: On the Hunt for the Biomarker Signal for Early Detection

Mar. 27, 2017 — Around 100,000 Austrians suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 16,000 from Parkinson's. Experts estimate that, in view of the ageing population, these numbers are set to triple over the next ... read more

Concern Over High US Prescribing Levels of Common Drug Linked to Dementia

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new analysis raises concern over high prescription rates in the USA of a common drug used to treat overactive bladder. The drug, oxybutynin, when taken orally, is consistently linked with cognitive ... read more

Exercising 2.5 Hours Per Week Associated With Slower Declines in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mar. 23, 2017 — Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in mobility impairments and can lead to decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death. There is evidence that ... read more

Scientific Discovery May Change Treatment of Parkinson

Mar. 22, 2017 — When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging ... read more

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