Neurologic Disorders Resource Center

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Live Coverage of PAINWeek 2014

Exclusive access to live, onsite coverage of up-to-date evidence-based scientific findings in pain management.

Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer's Risk

Benzodiazepine use is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Wrist Device Helps Parkinson's Patients

The first wrist-worn device has received FDA approval to assess and monitor symptoms of Parkinson's disease that impact movement.

Blood Type and Cognitive Impairment

Blood group AB and higher factor VIII are associated with increased incidence of cognitive impairment.

Fish Oil for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

For patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, low-dose fish oil can reduce seizures compared with placebo.

MS Symptoms Worsen with Salt

High sodium intake is associated with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Breathalyzer to Detect Concussions?

Researchers have proposed a breathalyzer test that could detect chemicals present in athletes’ breath that indicate a brain injury.

Brain Workaround for Alzheimer's

Scientists believe that they may have discovered why some individuals with beta-amyloid buildup retain normal cognitive function.

News

Statins May Improve Hemorrhagic Stroke Outcomes

Patients taking statin medication while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke are more than four times more likely to survive than people who aren't taking the drugs.

Midlife Migraines Tied to Increased Parkinson's Risk

Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years.

Football, Violence, and Brain Injury: Is There an Association?

It is difficult to assess whether the high rates of violent crimes among NFL players are due to repeated head injuries and brain damage, but it may be a contributing factor that merits attention and research.

Greater Awareness of Dementia Risk Factors Needed

Reducing dementia risk factors should be incorporated into national and global public health programs alongside other major non-communicable diseases (NCD), urges the organization Alzheimer's Disease International.

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Statins May Improve Hemorrhagic Stroke Outcomes

Statins May Improve Hemorrhagic Stroke Outcomes

Patients taking statin medication while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke are more than four times more likely to survive than people who aren't taking the drugs.

September 2014 Recap of Drug Updates

The summary below gives an overview of important additions and changes MPR has made to its drug database through the end of September. The chart below provides highlights of key monograph updates made this month (not an inclusive list).

Should Prescription Drugs Become OTC? Two Experts Weigh In

Should Prescription Drugs Become OTC? Two Experts Weigh In

In the past two decades, an increasing number of prescription drugs have been switched to over-the-counter (OTC) status.

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