Returning to work after stroke: predictors and a paradox

Factors such as intravenous thrombolysis and occupational therapy at 3 months independently and significantly predicted which patients would be employed 1 year after a...

Associative memory test aids prediction of dementia risk

Among older adults with a minor decline on a screening test for cognitive ability, an additional three-minute test of associative memory can improve identification of patients...

Self-tuning brain implant could help treat Parkinson’s patients

Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the...

Severe atopic eczema tied to higher CV disease risk

Adults with severe atopic eczema are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online in The BMJ. Richard J. Silverwood, Ph.D., from...

Neurologists identify new type of vertigo

 A hyperactive and asymmetric velocity-storage mechanism may be responsible for intermittent attacks of vertigo in some patients with recurrent spontaneous vertigo (RSV) of unknown aetiology, according to...

Paediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal...

SASCRO Census: relative shortage of practising oncologists countrywide

Among the more significant challenges facing the country’s oncology services at present is the “progressive decrease” in specialist radiation oncologists in the academic/state sector,...

Leg exercise critical to brain, nervous system health

Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does...

Hypoxia not linked with nocturia

Among patients complaining of respiratory sleep disturbances, intermittent reductions in blood oxygen levels during sleep, but not persistent hypoxia, is associated with nocturia, a...

Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in brain scans

New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of small vessel...

Thyroid disease link to anxiety, depression shown

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the...

ECT cost-effective for treatment-resistant depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be effective and cost-effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to research published online in JAMA Psychiatry. Eric L. Ross, from the University of...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

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HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Possibility of new ways to treat, manage epilepsy seizures

New findings from the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy. Until now, it...

Determining nutritional approaches to boost micro-preemies’ brain development

development in very low birth-weight preemies. The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white...

Primary care can effectively manage obstructive sleep apnoea

Primary care management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is as effective and more cost-effective than in-laboratory diagnosis, according to a study published online in...