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Lead Tests May Have Inaccurate Results, FDA Warns

Lead Tests May Have Inaccurate Results, FDA Warns

The FDA has issued a warning regarding the accuracy of lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics.

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

In addition to brain imaging, patients underwent cognitive tests to assess memory, executive function, and psychomotor speed.

Exercise Benefits Cognition in Older Adults

Exercise Benefits Cognition in Older Adults

Significant benefits were seen with aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training, and tai chi.

A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions

A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions

The threat of a zika virus outbreak is still significant in the US, especially in southern states like Texas, Florida, and Georgia.

FDA Approves Marketing of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

FDA Approves Marketing of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

A saliva analysis can indicate a higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others.

With Costs Rising, A Call for More Neurology Funding

With Costs Rising, A Call for More Neurology Funding

With nearly $800 billion in health care costs spent annually on neurological disorders, researchers are calling for more funding for research as the US population ages.

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure to Treat Autonomic Dysfunction

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure to Treat Autonomic Dysfunction

For the second time, the US FDA is warning physicians and patients to be aware of an experimental procedure that is being promoted as a treatment in autonomic dysfunction.

Radiation Dose Influences Optic Neuropathy Risk

Radiation Dose Influences Optic Neuropathy Risk

There were no significant associations for alternative risk factors after controlling for radiation dosage.

CDC: Updated Immunization Schedule

CDC: Updated Immunization Schedule

The CDC recommends that people with an egg allergy should still get the influenza vaccine, but under the strict supervision of a physician.

Brain Stimulation May Aid in Bulimia Treatment

Brain Stimulation May Aid in Bulimia Treatment

All patients reported a reduction in bulimia symptoms during the 24 hours after undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation

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