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Placebo Effect in Marijuana-Dementia Study?

Low-dose oral tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia

Seizure Drug Boosts MS Patient Eyesight

New research suggests that a medication indicated to treat seizures could also reduce the risk of nerve damage and blindness in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Air Pollution's Effects on the Brain

Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.

New Qudexy XR Monotherapy Age Range

The FDA has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Qudexy XR (topiramate; Upsher-Smith) extended-release capsules for monotherapy in patients ages 2 to less than 10 years old with partial onset (POS) or primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.

Physicians Not Disclosing Alzheimer's Diagnosis

In a new report from the Alzheimer's Association, only 45% of patients with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers stated that they were told the diagnosis by their physician and were more likely to be told the diagnosis after the disease had become more advanced.

Methionine May Promote Memory Loss

A diet rich in methionine may promote memory loss through increased netrin methylation, scientists from University of Louisville reported.

Targeted Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's

Memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease may one day be reversed with targeted immunotherapy, according to a new study

Coffee's Neuroprotective Effects Supported

People who drink several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

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White Matter Changes May ID Markers of Alzheimer's Earlier

Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease.

Comorbidities May Significantly Up Mortality Risk in MS Patients

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have twice the mortality risk compared to those without MS, despite research indicating that MS survival may be improving over time. The results from this study were published in the journal Neurology.

Gene Mutation in MS Sheds Light on Movement, Balance Disorders

Excessive inflammation that is present in multiple sclerosis (MS) may be due to a malfunctioning "brake" within immune cells to control the inflammation, researchers have concluded.

Umbilical Cord Clamping Delay Found Beneficial in Boys

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

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Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are rare and are more likely to be linked to larger doses and severe symptoms (such as those present in serotonin syndrome), but a new case study in the journal Pharmacotherapy described a patient that developed seizures after vilazodone treatment was initiated.

Is Roseroot a Reliable Alternative for Nervous System Ailments?

Is Roseroot a Reliable Alternative for Nervous System Ailments?

The perennial plant has been used to treat depression, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue.

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Athletes

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Athletes

Accurate identification, assessment and evaluation of concussions will enable clinicians to determine when it is safe for young athletes to return to competition.

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