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New Diagnostic Criteria for Neurosarcoidosis: What You Need to Know

New Diagnostic Criteria for Neurosarcoidosis: What You Need to Know

The new guidelines will facilitate the design and development of clinical trials to test new therapies to minimize the burden of neurologic disability produced by neurosarcoidosis.

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Researchers Identify Coffee Component That May Provide Neuroprotection

Researchers Identify Coffee Component That May Provide Neuroprotection

The authors found that the compounds known as phenylindanes inhibited the aggregation of the amyloidgenic proteins beta-amyloid and tau.

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

FDA Clears Patient Controller Platform for Stimwave's Neuromodulation Device

FDA Clears Patient Controller Platform for Stimwave's Neuromodulation Device

The new software enables patients to fine-tune the power level and modify programs that were pre-programmed by their clinician to control pain.

Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory

Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory

Abstaining from cannabis is associated with improvements in memory and verbal learning in adolescents and young adults.

Higher Serum Cortisol Level Linked to Lower Brain Volumes

Higher Serum Cortisol Level Linked to Lower Brain Volumes

Higher serum cortisol level is associated with lower brain volumes and impaired memory in asymptomatic younger to middle-aged adults.

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.

Case Report Highlights Variable Presentation of Serotonin Syndrome

Case Report Highlights Variable Presentation of Serotonin Syndrome

The patient's past medical history was significant for CKD on nightly peritoneal dialysis, T2D mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, and chronic pain.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism

One in two women and one in three men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime.

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