General Neurology

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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For survivors of nontraumatic cardiac arrest, brain injury becomes a major factor in disability and long-term survival.

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

Obesity Linked to Brain Function Abnormalities in Diabetics

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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.

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

Zika Virus May Trigger Epilepsy in Infants

The finding isn't overly surprising since the types of brain abnormalities seen in Zika-affected newborns have been linked to seizures and epilepsy in the past.

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.

Concerns Arise Over Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Concerns Arise Over Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Data

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The main objection to nonreporting of negative results is that it contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.

Exploring Links Between Zika, GBS, Microcephaly in Brazil

Exploring Links Between Zika, GBS, Microcephaly in Brazil

There was an apparent resurgence of Zika virus and GBS early in 2016, but no subsequent increase in microcephaly.

Patient Advocacy Groups and Conflict of Interest: Should You Be Wary?

Patient Advocacy Groups and Conflict of Interest: Should You Be Wary?

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A survey showed 67.3% of patient advocacy organizations received industry funding, while 11.9% received more than half of their funding from industry.

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure to Treat Autonomic Dysfunction

FDA Warns of Experimental Procedure to Treat Autonomic Dysfunction

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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.

Cannabis: Current Evidence and Research Recommendations

Cannabis: Current Evidence and Research Recommendations

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a report

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

Can Cognitive Training Help Patients Cope With Tinnitus?

Can Cognitive Training Help Patients Cope With Tinnitus?

Patients reported feeling improvements in their tinnitus, as well as their memory, attention, and concentration.

FDA Warns of Implantable Infusion Pumps in MRI

FDA Warns of Implantable Infusion Pumps in MRI

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The magnetic resonance environment poses safety risks for patients with implantable infusion pumps.

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

No correlation was found for cognitive function with changes in weight or fitness.

Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Help Repair Teeth

Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Help Repair Teeth

The process has potential as a completely natural tooth regeneration process.

New Evidence: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Health in Elderly

New Evidence: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Health in Elderly

Overall brain volume, gray matter, and cortical thickness benefited from a Mediterranean diet.

Prevalence of Zika-Related Birth Defects Greater Than Thought

Prevalence of Zika-Related Birth Defects Greater Than Thought

Nearly 47% of pregnancies in women with confirmed Zika virus has adverse outcomes.

Increased Brain Activity Predicts Falls in Elderly

Increased Brain Activity Predicts Falls in Elderly

Participants who had increased brain activity while walking and talking were at greater risk of falls.

Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Have Unique Chemical Signature

Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Have Unique Chemical Signature

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Mitochondrial metabolism is one of the pathways affected in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Case Review: Severe Neurologic Disorder With BIA 10-2474

Case Review: Severe Neurologic Disorder With BIA 10-2474

One participant was declared brain dead.

Researchers Isolate Complete Zika Virus Genome

Researchers Isolate Complete Zika Virus Genome

The researchers were able to isolate Zika from the semen sample and obtain the first genome sequence of the virus.

Depressive Disorder in Type 2 Diabetes

Depressive Disorder in Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder spent a significant amount of time experiencing depressive episodes.

NIH Invests $70 Million More In New BRAIN Initiative Grants

NIH Invests $70 Million More In New BRAIN Initiative Grants

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This year, more projects will be based, at least in part, on data from humans.

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

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A committee from the American Heart Association failed to make specific clinical recommendations for the management of hypertension related to cognitive impairment.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 10/13/16

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The Handoff is a weekly roundup of neurology news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical and association and society news.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 10/6/16

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The Handoff is a weekly roundup of neurology news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical and association and society news.

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