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Study: Premature menopause may affect later-life cognition

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Compared...
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus: The “wet, wobbly, and wacky” triad

An often-missed diagnosis, this condition may mimic certain types of dementia.

Study: Marijuana use in young adults may cause brain changes

The size and shape of two brain regions (the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala) involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults...

Study: Phase II drugs may help prevent migraine attacks

Two studies presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting, 2014, may offer hope to people with migraines. The two phase II...

Study: New delirium severity measure

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports on an effective new delirium severity measure (CAM-S) based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM),...

FDA allows marketing of first device to prevent migraine headaches

On March 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. This...

Study: U.S. women don’t know most stroke warning signs

According to a study in Stroke, many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke. Of the 1,205 women in the...

MARS®: The new frontier in treating acute liver failure

A type of dialysis, MARS removes toxins and replaces lost liver functions.

Continuing use of statins may reduce risk of delirium in ICU patients

Continuing statin therapy in patients already on this therapy is associated with a lower daily risk of delirium in ICU patients, according to a...
Postdischarge nursing care of stroke patients

Postdischarge nursing care of stroke patients

Home health nurses play a vital role in helping patients recover from stroke

Study: Vitamin E may slow decline from Alzheimer disease

“Effect of Vitamin E and memantine on functional decline in Alzheimer disease,” a study published in JAMA, reports that 2,000 units of vitamin E,...

Study: Head trauma associated with Alzheimer disease changes

A study published in Neurology has found that among patients with mild cognitive impairment, self-reported head trauma with at least momentary loss of consciousness...
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Act fast when new neurologic deficits arise

Alert clinicians take immediate steps to eliminate a life threatening epidural hematoma.

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