Neurology News

Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD
People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events
Novel PET Staging System May Help Monitor Alzheimer Disease
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline
Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose
Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk
Flexible Family Visitation Policy Does Not Cut Delirium in ICU
MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period
CVD Risk Up in Later Life for Young Adults With High LDL or Hypertension
HIV-Infected Cells Persist in CSF in Individuals on Long-Term ART
Obesity Linked to Increased Risk for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Prenatal Opioid Exposure Harms Long-Term Child Development
Standing Frame Program Can Up Motor Function in Progressive MS
Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Negative Cognitive Bias May Be Key to Depression in Active IBD
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
Galcanezumab Can Cut Frequency of Cluster Headache Attacks
Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Increased Cancer Risk Seen in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Adults With Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus
Androgen Deprivation Therapy May Up Risk of Alzheimer Disease
Sexual Activity May Cut Disability in Men With Early Parkinson Disease
Neuropsychiatric Morbidity Up With Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Teens
Early Nerve Transfer Enables Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury
IL-6 Level May Predict Symptom Duration in Concussed Athletes
Predictors of Recovery After Brain Injury Identified
Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Predict Stroke Risk in Diabetes
Adverse Outcomes Up for Pregnant Women With Migraine
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Self-Management Strategies Offer Limited Benefit in Epilepsy
In Utero Opioid Exposure Tied to Poor Outcomes Throughout Childhood
Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation
Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower SAH Risk
Family History of Dementia Tied to Early Memory Deficits
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Functional Decline Seen in Many Older Adults Initiating Dialysis
Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
Poststroke Headache Common in Pediatric Stroke Survivors
Migraine Prevalence Up for Food-Insecure Young Adults
Five-Year Overall Survival for Glioblastoma Persistently Low
High BMI, Weight Gain Linked to Lasting Decrease in ALS Risk
EEG May Detect Brain Activation in Some Unresponsive Patients
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Exposure to Anticholinergics May Increase Dementia Risk
Anesthesia Tied to Neurocognitive Impairment in Childhood ALL Survivors
Outcomes Poor Years After Radiation for Pediatric Glioma Survivors
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease
Seniors Who Develop Cancer Have Better Memory, Slower Decline
Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Aids Detection of Glioma Growth
Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
Cognitive Consequences Worse for Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
Cognitive Decline Faster After Incident Coronary Heart Disease Event
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate
Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure
Exposure to Air Pollution May Impact Children's Cognitive Abilities
Virtual Reality IDs Navigation Issues in Early Alzheimer Disease
Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse
Simple Tweaks Retrain Night Owls' Internal Clocks
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Irregular Sleep Patterns May Increase Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Symptoms Tied to Intestinal, Brain Abnormalities
Model Explores How Statins Alter Multiple Sclerosis Outcomes
Single-Component Treatments Effective for Insomnia
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Midlife Type 2 Diabetes May Up Later Risk for Cerebral Infarction
Progressive Muscle Relaxation App Tied to Fewer Migraines
Majority of Teens With Eating Disorders Recover
Parkinson Disease Incidence Lower in Hep C Patients Who Receive Antivirals
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Lowering Cholesterol Levels May Worsen Nerve Damage in T2DM
Postop Delirium May Briefly Up Risk for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cholecystectomy Reduces Risk for Stroke in Patients With Gallstones
Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache
Policy Changes Proposed to Meet Projected Need for Palliative Care
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Functional Limitations Persist One Year After Mild TBI
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
Higher LDL-C Levels Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Recommendations Developed for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Trials
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shortage Looming
FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Ultra-Processed Food Intake Linked to Increased CVD Risk
Remote Ischemic Preconditioning May Have Neuroprotective Effects
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Antiplatelets Do Not Up Recurrence in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Migraines in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes for Mother, Baby
Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Up With Low-Dose Aspirin
Vision Loss May Up Cognitive Decline-Related Functional Limitations
Most At-Risk Opt Out of Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease
Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Incidence of Parkinson Disease Increased in Bipolar Disorder
Targeted Laser Surgery Treats Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Regular Puzzle Use May Improve Cognition in Older Adults
Weight Gain, Loss in Seniors May Increase Risk for Dementia
Statin Use Reduces Dementia Risk After Concussion in Seniors
Guidance Issued for Systems of Care for Stroke Patients
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Study Describes TBI Caregiver QOL Measurement System
Thresholds Found for Unilateral Optic Nerve Lesions in MS
Sleep Duration Tied to Adverse Measures of Glycemia
Goggles That Record Nystagmus Could Help Diagnose Vertigo
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Dabigatran Does Not Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke
Poll: Many Adults Worried About Developing Dementia
Habitual Glucosamine Use Linked to Reduced Risk for CVD Events
Healthy Lifestyle Recommended for Reducing Dementia Risk
Computer-Based Training Studied in Children With Fragile X Syndrome
Use of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies in Acute Care
Worldwide Prevalence of Eating Disorders Increased Since 2000
Risk for Repeat Concussion Quantified for Pediatric Patients
Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Tool Predicts Seizure Risk During, After Pregnancy
Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging
Mindful Music Listening Aids Cognitive Recovery After Stroke
U.S. Parents Worried About Child's Communication Skills
AAN: Oral BTK Inhibitor Superior to Placebo in Multiple Sclerosis
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy
Standard Outcome Measures Developed for Pediatric Facial Palsy
AAN: Eculizumab Reduces Risk for Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
AAN: Isradipine Offers No Benefit in Parkinson Disease
Prehospital Tx Guidelines May Improve Outcomes in Severe TBI
Nut Intake in First Trimester May Benefit Child Neurodevelopment
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Alteplase Seems Beneficial at 4.5 to 9.0 Hours After Stroke
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
FDA Approves Ruzurgi for Children With Rare Autoimmune Disorder
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Recommendations Issued for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Reliable in Toddler Years
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Lifetime Risk for Brain Mets Up in Elderly With Three Common Cancers
Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Meds Have Increased
New Drugs May Influence Social Behaviors in Those With Autism
Diagnostic Criteria Proposed for Advanced-Age Proteinopathy
AAN: Cannabidiol Tied to Drop in Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults' Fatal Strokes
Significant Number of Referred Patients Misdiagnosed With MS
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Children With ADHD May Have Higher Risk for Poor Diet
WHO: No More Than One Hour of Screen Time a Day for Young Children
Naproxen Sodium Does Not Slow Presymptomatic Alzheimer Disease
Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
Nusinersen Promising for Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy
AAP Updates Guidance for Care in Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Obesity May Impact the Form and Structure of the Brain
African-Americans With ALS Survive Longer Than Caucasians
Increased Screen Time in Preschool Tied to Worse Inattention
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Stimulation of Targets in Brain May Up Recollection in Seniors
Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children
More Sports Experience May Reduce Impact of Concussions
Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children
Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Beats Sham Tx for Peds ADHD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
Low Scam Awareness May Indicate Alzheimer Risk in Seniors
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Terminally Ill People in New Jersey Given Right to End Lives
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis
Mindfulness Yoga Aids Patients With Parkinson Disease
Myoelectric Computer Interface Beneficial for Stroke Survivors
CDC: Prevalence of Autism at Age 4 Years Increasing
Very Low LDL-C, Triglycerides Tied to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in Women
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Verubecestat, Atabecestat Not Beneficial for Preventing Alzheimer Disease
FDA Warns of Consumer Devices That Claim to Diagnose Concussion
Haptoglobin Expression Tied to Outcomes in Preterm Newborns
Cortical Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis Tracked With 7.0-T MRI
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Proximity to Major Roadways Impacts Child Development
No Benefit Seen With Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pregnancy History Not Likely Tied to Later Cognitive Function
Minerals Not Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women
FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers
Beta Interferon Tied to Lower Mortality in Relapsing-Onset MS
Amyloid PET Linked to Changes in Management for MCI, Dementia
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Reduction in Autism Diagnoses Observed With DSM-5
Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective
FDA Approves Mavenclad for Treating Multiple Sclerosis
Cannabis Products Used Differ for Cancer, Noncancer Patients
Therapeutic Ball Pits Found to Harbor Pathogenic Germs
High Prenatal Omega-6:Omega-3 Ratio Linked to ADHD at Age 7
Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson Disease Psychosis Drug
High Rates of Visual Problems Seen in Stroke Survivors
Shorter Reproductive Span May Up Risk for Dementia in Women
Lifetime HTN Risk High for Black Men and Women, White Men
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Nonsurgical Brain Stimulation Beneficial in Major Depressive Episodes
Maltreatment in Childhood May Affect Course of Adult Depression
Infants Born Weighing <400 g Who Survive at Risk for Severe Morbidity
FDA Approves Mayzent for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
Smoking Seems Not to Be Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Digital Intervention Ups Socialization in Children With Autism
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Ocular Protein Levels May Be Useful for Alzheimer Testing
More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Autism
Certain Dietary Patterns Linked to Cognitive Performance
Older Age at Puberty Linked to Lower Odds of Multiple Sclerosis
In Youth With ADHD, New-Onset Psychosis Up With Amphetamines
Antiepileptic Drugs Not Tied to Dementia Risk
Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Neighborhood-Level Socioeconomics Tied to MS Disability Progression
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Less Invasive Method Safely IDs Epilepsy Surgical Candidates
Average of 283,000 Children Have Sports-Related TBIs/Year
'Brain Vital Signs' Detect Concussion-Related Changes
Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk
CDC: 2000 to 2017 Saw Increase in Mortality Due to Dementia
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Noncontrast Brain MRI Effective for Monitoring Multiple Sclerosis
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
MRI Method That Measures Iron in Brain Shows Impact of Stroke
Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia
Odds of Dry Eye Disease Up With Migraine Headache
Retinal Microvascular Changes Identified in Alzheimer Disease
AAN: No Increased MS Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period
Predictors ID'd for Successful Removal of Mechanical Ventilation
Long-Term Systemic Hormone Therapy May Up Alzheimer Risk
Conversion From Sleep Disorder to Neurodegeneration Studied
Cocoa Beverage Could Improve Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
AAN: Sweetened Drinks Linked to More Severe Disability in MS
Few Seniors Receive Regular Brief Cognitive Assessments
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
AAN: Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Cortical Tau Levels in Seniors
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Heavy Smoking Linked to Damaged Spatial, Color Vision
AAN: Professional Soccer Players Show Increased Risk for ALS
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk
Contributors to Delay of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis ID'd
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Study Looks at Pathology of CTE in American Football Players
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk
Studies Promising for Sensory Feedback for Hand Prostheses
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
Subsymptom Threshold Exercise Speeds Concussion Recovery
Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
Midlife Systemic Inflammation Linked to Later Cognitive Decline
Functional MRI Patterns Indicate Consciousness, Unconsciousness
Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
Neoadjuvant PD-1 Blockade Seems Effective in Glioblastoma
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
FDA Warns 17 Companies About Illegal Alzheimer Disease Products
Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Education Not Tied to Rate of Cognitive Change in Seniors
Trazodone Not Associated With Reduced Risk for Dementia
Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
Ethnic Differences Seen at Time of Dementia Diagnosis in U.K.
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
Early Tau Deposition Elevated for Women Versus Men
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline
Aerobic Exercise Tied to Better Cognition at All Ages
Thymectomy + PDN Beneficial for Non-Thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis
ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Screen Time Linked to Poorer Child Developmental Performance
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Suicide Incidence Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder 2013 to 2017
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
Levodopa + Carbidopa Does Not Modify Disease in Early Parkinson
BP >120/80 mm Hg Linked to Lower Gray Matter Volume
Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health
Mavoglurant Improves Visual Attention in Fragile X Syndrome
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Temporary Impairment in HRQOL After Teen Sports Concussion
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
High Levels of Activity, Motor Ability Linked to Better Cognition
Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
Breakdown of Blood-Brain Barrier May Drive Dementia
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Less Deep Sleep in Elderly Tied to Alzheimer Disease Markers
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Racial Differences ID'd in Some Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease
Home Monitoring of Lung Function Feasible in Teens With Duchenne
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Sex Differences ID'd in Response to Glioblastoma Treatment
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Artificial Intelligence Can Detect, Classify Acute Brain Bleeds
Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
Oculomotor Response to Head Impacts Studied in Youth Football
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Study IDs Risk Factors for Violent Sleep Disorder
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Age, BMI Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Success
Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders Up With Low-Income
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
Global Lifetime Risk for Stroke About 25 Percent in 2016
OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Endocrine Tx Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Modifying Criteria for Amnestic MCI Dx Increases Prognostic Accuracy
Food Allergy Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Activity
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness
Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Patients May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Intellectual Engagement Linked to Cognitive Performance Later
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Migraine With Aura Linked to Increase in Incident A-Fib
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Prevalence of Ever-Diagnosed ASD 2.79 Percent in U.S. Children
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy Can Decline Over Time
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified
Burnout, Satisfaction Vary With Age, Sex Among Neurologists
FDA Approves Firdapse for Rare Autoimmune Disorder
Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment Up for August-Born Children
Gene Therapy Forms New Polysynaptic Pathways in Parkinson's
Fruits, Veggies, Orange Juice May Protect Men's Memory
Feature Tagging of Home Videos Promising in Autism Diagnosis
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Estimated 2.5 Percent of U.S. Children Diagnosed With Autism
Ocrelizumab May Help Preserve Hand, Arm Function in PPMS
CDC: U.S. Prevalence of ALS Was 5.2 Per 100,000 in 2015
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
ED Utilization Up for Pediatric mTBI After TBI Legislation
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome
MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Many Patients Do Not Engage Health Care Provider During MS Relapse
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion
18F-FDG PET Algorithm Allows Early Prediction of Alzheimer's
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
Reduced Survival for Patients With Idiopathic Parkinsonism
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Abnormalities in Genes Linked to IRSP in Alzheimer's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Higher Serum Cortisol Level Linked to Lower Brain Volumes
Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism
First FDA-Approved Cannabis Drug Now Available in U.S.
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Guidelines Presented for Lumbar Puncture in Alzheimer's Dx
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma
Neither Haloperidol, Ziprasidone Shortens Delirium in ICU
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
Montreal Cognitive Assessment Predicts Outcomes After Stroke
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults
Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Treatment Linked to Cognitive Scores in Breast Cancer Survivors
Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Global Cognition Up for Youth Meeting Movement Guidelines
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Prevalence of TBI 2.5 Percent Among U.S. Children
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Childhood Poverty Can Affect Cognitive Skills in Old Age
Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma
Lower Levels of Depression, Higher QOL for Older MS Patients
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6 Percent of Elderly
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Novel Immunotherapy May Up Survival in Melanoma Brain Mets
Multiple Pathways Explain Age-Linked Increase in Dementia Risk
Brain Iron on MRI Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Actigraphy May Overestimate Sleep in ICU Setting
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double
Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Cannabinoid Trials Needed for Peds Neurologic Disorders
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Combo Physical, Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Pediatricians Have a Role in Encouraging Play Among Children
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Fingolimod Cuts Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Pediatric Patients
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Early Talk, Interaction Predicts School-Age Language Outcomes
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Maternal Holding With Glucose or Breastfeeding Best Analgesic
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Increased Corticomotor Excitability ID'd in Restless Legs
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
CDC Issues Recs on Diagnosis, Management of Pediatric mTBI
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
Helmets May Not Protect Skiers From Traumatic Brain Injury
Risk of Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Ibudilast Appears to Slow Brain Atrophy Progression in MS
Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Retinal Abnormalities May Indicate Preclinical Alzheimer's
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Sensor Array May Detect De Novo Parkinson's Disease in Breath
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Shows Efficacy for Untreated Brain Mets
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Methylphenidate Good First-Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
TBI Linked to Increased Suicide Risk
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
PET Imaging Can Measure Synaptic Loss From Alzheimer's
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
Alcohol Exposure Via Breastmilk May Affect Infant Development
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Increased Levels of Human Herpesvirus ID'd in Alzheimer's
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
Experimental Drug Slows Mental Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Focused Ultrasound May Briefly Open Blood-Brain Barrier
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Modifiable Midlife Risk Factors Linked to Late-Onset Epilepsy
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Reduced Cognitive Function for Students During Heat Waves
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Ten Questions Screen Helps ID Disability in HIV+ Children
WTC-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew
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