Neurology

Link between dementia and repetitive negative thinking identified

A new study published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal has identified a possible link between repetitive negative thinking (RNT) and dementia. RNT, according to...

New findings may help solve the mystery of anesthesia

Despite the everyday use of anesthesia by health professionals, it is still a scientific mystery. Scientists from Scripps Research conducted a study in order...

How the brain balances feelings of stress and calm

An imaging study published in the Nature Communications journal focused on how different regions of the brain, specifically the hypothalamus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex,...

Study examines connection between brain health and sleep-disordered breathing

A new study recently published in JAMA Neurology examines if there is a potential link between brain health and “sleep-disordered breathing (SLB).” The study examined...

Avoiding antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents with dementia

Nurses are critical to improved resident well-being. Takeaways: Elderly patients using antipsychotic medications are at a 1.6 to 1.7 times increased of risk of death,...

Advanced care of patients with cognitive impairment

A proactive strategy to reduce workplace violence and improve staff satisfaction. Takeaways Proactive care strategies can prevent unwanted behaviors in patients with cognitive impairment. Reducing...

Summary of updates to guidelines for managing severe TBI in children

The American Journal of Critical Care has published an article that highlights the most important updates featured in the third edition of the guidelines...

Study examines link between gut health and Parkinson’s

A new study examines the connection between gut health and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The study explores the idea of gut-brain health, which has become...

Survey reveals 40% of patients with MS stop taking medications because of cost

A new survey conducted by the National MS Society (NMSS) reveals that 40% of respondents “altered or stopped taking their medication” due to...

Tokyo restaurant staffed by servers with dementia a success

An innovative restaurant in Tokyo staffed by servers who have dementia reports 99% satisfaction among diners even though mistakes in orders occurred about 37%...

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Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?

If the first thing you heard about the omicron variant over the holiday weekend was that it is bad news, the second thing was...