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Stress can trigger recurrent seizures in adults
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Stress can trigger recurrent seizures in adults

Association between markers of stress and seizure recurrence studied.

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New therapies available for multiple sclerosis and psoriasis

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The general election and the NHS

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World Medical Association to tackle widespread harassment in the medical workplace

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Exercise improves cognitive function in over 50s?

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Do omega-3s help elderly patients with memory complaints?

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Patients with autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer’s disease show atypical neurological symptoms

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40% of HF patients in observational studies have cognitive impairments

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Stroke recurrence: is clopidogrel/aspirin worth the bleeding risk?

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GPs in England often miss cancer symptoms, says study

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Concern among doctors over DVLA requests

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Rise in infant admissions sparks calls for NHS overhaul

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Patient left nearly four years before hospital discharge

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Retailers to cut sales of sugary drinks in hospitals

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Care for incurable breast cancer ‘not good enough’, says charity

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Gastrostomy for ALS: greater drop in cholesterol portends poorer survival

Greater reductions in total and LDL cholesterol were linked to poorer survival.

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ALS risk tied to carbohydrate and lipid metabolism

Risk of ALS over more than 2 decades varied according to individuals’ levels of biomarkers.

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Pediatric Guillain-Barre syndrome: predictors of independent walking identified

Two factors predict ability to walk unassisted at 6 mo.

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Cannabis-based medical therapy may reduce seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome | AAN
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Cannabis-based medical therapy may reduce seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome | AAN

Those taking the higher dose of cannabidiol had a 42% reduction in drop seizures overall, and 40% had their seizures reduced by half or more.

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The MATRICS consensus cognitive battery may be useful in assessing bipolar disorder

Meta-analysis finds that it readily detects cognitive deficits I processing speed, working memory.

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Pediatric sleep problems are especially prominent in epilepsy with ADHD

Issues are worse than with either condition separately.

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Prodromal symptoms may allow earlier diagnosis of MS
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Prodromal symptoms may allow earlier diagnosis of MS

MS patients may have more frequent health care use in the five years before disease onset.

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Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s
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Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s

A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of people over 50 regardless of cognitive status, a review in...

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Third of emergency cancer cases saw no GP
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Third of emergency cancer cases saw no GP

Nearly a third of patients with cancer diagnosed as an emergency presentation had not previously consulted their GP about relevant symptoms, a UK study...

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Psoriasis risk found higher for patients with MS

Patients with MS had a 54% higher incidence of psoriasis than unaffected peers.

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Stroke mortality linked to copeptin, NT-proBNP

Accurate biological markers for stroke mortality are needed.

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Psoriasis more common in people with multiple sclerosis

Are people with multiple sclerosis more prone to psoriasis?

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Headaches — especially migraines — common in seizure sufferers

Which seizure patients are most likely to suffer from headaches?

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Uptick in health care use precedes onset of MS prodrome

Increased healthcare use observed in the years leading up to first demyelinating event or symptoms.

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