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Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine AttacksDietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:37:15 EDT

Among patients with migraine, daily dietary supplementation with ketones raised blood ketone levels and reduced the monthly number of attacks by half, preliminary trial results have shown.
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High, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia RiskHigh, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:46:17 EDT

Findings that both low and high levels of serum magnesium were associated with increased risk for all-cause dementia suggest a U-shaped relationship, note investigators.
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Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in AdultsFootball in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:36 EDT

Playing organized football before age 12 may increase the risks for depression, apathy, and impaired behavioral regulation in adulthood.
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Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:47:15 EDT

Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with the author behind the AAN's new guideline on hypothermia's role in post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection.
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Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache PainVagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:55:45 EDT

Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation provides complete pain relief for patients with episodic cluster headaches -- but not chronic cluster headaches, suggest results from the ACT2 trial.
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Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Effective for Maintenance in CIDPSubcutaneous Immunoglobulin Effective for Maintenance in CIDP

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:18:42 EDT

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin is effective and convenient maintenance therapy for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, the PATH trial has shown. Local reactions decreased with repeat dosing.
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A Tale of Two Patients: A Prion Disease 30 Years LaterA Tale of Two Patients: A Prion Disease 30 Years Later

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:36:04 EDT

Dr Andrew Wilner compares two patients with Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and looks at how knowledge has changed around prion disorders.
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Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, PsychiatryLeaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:20:49 EDT

Leaders in psychiatry and neurology meet to discuss factors contributing to physician burnout and what can be done to promote wellness in the medical profession.
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XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:27:06 EDT

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WCN 2017
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FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable PainFDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:46:49 EDT

The FDA has approve the Intellis spinal cord stimulation platform for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs associated with a variety of conditions.
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Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Relieves Migraine PainTrigeminal Nerve Stimulation Relieves Migraine Pain

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:19:55 EDT

One hour of external trigeminal nerve stimulation relieved the pain of episodic or chronic migraine at 1 hour and 24 hours and was well tolerated, a study shows.
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FDA Panel Mulls New Data for Pain Patch in KidsFDA Panel Mulls New Data for Pain Patch in Kids

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:48:52 EDT

An FDA advisory committee weighed results of new study of Butrans transdermal opioid in pediatric patients and whether label changes should be made.
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FDA Grants New Indication for Two Antiepileptic DrugsFDA Grants New Indication for Two Antiepileptic Drugs

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:08:29 EDT

Brivaracetam (Briviact) gets a monotherapy indication for partial-onset seizures in children 16 years and older, and eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) is now approved for partial-onset seizures in children as young as 4 years.
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New European Guidelines for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis New European Guidelines for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:54:27 EDT

The guidelines, which cover both the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis, are based purely on scientific evidence and make several new recommendations, rated as 'clear' or 'weak.'
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