Lithium in Drinking Water Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
A new study is the first to assess the relationship between lithium in drinking water and incidence of dementia.
Migraine, CV Risk, and Vasoconstrictive Rx
Migraine—especially migraine with aura—is a CV risk factor, which makes the prescription of ergots or triptans potentially problematic. What’s the best approach?
Reach for Levetiracetam in Early-Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy?
Most neurologists reach for levetiracetam monotherapy for children with early onset, nonsyndromic epilepsy initially. This study questions that practice.
Medicine in the News in November
Exposure to airborne particulate matter from fires in California to plague in Madagascar: here are quiz questions about medical matters that have made world headlines.
Virtual Housecalls for Patients With Parkinson’s?
Virtual housecalls to patients with Parkinson's disease are not only feasible and efficient, but patients appear to like them. Details from a national study tell the story here.
Neurological Disorders and the Global Burden of Disease
Migraine is the second leading cause of disability worldwide. New data show the number of patients who will need care by clinicians with expertise in neurological conditions will continue to grow in coming decades.
Neutraceuticals: Effective for Migraines?
Studies suggest that magnesium, riboflavin, butterbur, coenzyme Q10, and certain nutraceutical combinations may have efficacy in preventing migraine. This slideshow reviews the evidence.
Botox for episodic migraine? Vitamin B for migraine with aura? Best option for acute cluster headache? Take the quiz.
Psychosis in Patients With Parkinson Disease Without Dementia
How common is psychosis in PD? Implications? Risk factors? Insights here, and measures that may help.
A Quiz on SUDEP
3 things you may not know—from the new AAN guidelines—about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.