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FDA approves medical device for epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not...

Study: Nonconcussion head impacts may affect cognition

A study in Neurology reports that repeated blows to the head during a season of contact sports may cause changes in the brain's white...

Study: No same-day play for athletes with concussion symptoms

Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on...

Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce HF symptoms

A global, multicenter randomized clinical trial called INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in chronic Heart Failure) is investigating the safety and efficacy of an...

Study: Antihypertensives decrease risk of Alzheimer disease

Diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study, published in Neurology,...

Study: Lower blood glucose may be good for brain function

Even for people who don’t have diabetes, those who have higher glucose levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to a study...

Study: Smartphone app valid cognitive dysfunction screening

The Stroop smartphone application (EncephalApp_Stroop) is a short, valid, and reliable tool for screening for minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), according to a study in...

Study: Dementia increases risk of incontinence

A UK study in PLOS Medicine found that people with dementia have about three times the rate of urinary incontinence and more than four...

Complications after brain hemorrhage repair

To save this patient, the team must halt cerebral artery vasospasms quickly.

Transesophageal echocardiography: Getting a clearer view

This minimally invasive approach provides an unobstructed view of nearly all cardiac structures.

Study: Cocoa improves cognitive function in older adults

One month of drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day improved neurovascular coupling and cognitive function, according to a double-blind clinical trial of...

FDA allows marketing of device to help assess children and teens for ADHD

On June 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first medical device based on brain function to help assess...

Severe hypoglycemia leads to a seizure

The team scrambles to save a patient with diabetes.

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