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Does Metformin Increase Dementia Risk?
Here is evidence that metformin, especially at high doses and for long periods, is associated with increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases and dementia.
Maternal Obesity and Epilepsy
New findings may have an impact on reducing the epilepsy disease burden in future generations.
Update on Migraine and Parkinson Disease: 3 New Studies
New studies shed light on the potential role of monoclonal antibodies in migraine prophylaxis and in Parkinson disease and on a common genetic pathway shared by PD and autoimmune diseases.
Medication Discontinuation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Conversation With John R. Corboy, MD
The pros and cons of discontinuing disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis.
Can you answer these 3 questions on headaches?
Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?
How best ensure an accurate ADHD diagnosis in the absence of an established gold-standard or neuroimaging test or biomarker?
Anticonvulsant Potiga Discontinued in June 2017
The anticonvulsant known as Potiga (ezogabine) in the US and as Trobalt (retigabine) in Europe will be discontinued by the manufacturer at the end of June. Details here.
Vertebral Artery Stenosis: Medical or Surgical Tx?
A meta-analysis compared medical therapy with medical therapy plus angioplasty for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral artery stenosis.
Acoustic Stimulation, Sleep, and Memory
Patients underwent one night of a sham stimulation followed by pink noise stimulation delivered during slow wave activity.
Cannabis, Stroke, and Heart Failure
An abstract presented at ACC 2017 explored the cardiovascular effects of cannabis use.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Potential Biomarker
Blood protein analysis of plasma total tau has diagnostic use in Alzheimer disease. Could the same hold true for CTE?
New Insights About Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Epilepsy
Here’s evidence that ALF may be an important memory disorder in subgroups of patients with epilepsy.
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