Cancer risk rises as patients wait for diagnostic testing

The longer a patient with a positive screening result waits for diagnostic testing, the worse their cancer outcomes may become, according to a literature...

Alzheimer’s disease redefined

A new research framework published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association proposes the shifting of the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living...

New method lets doctors quickly assess severity of brain injuries

A new way to rapidly assess levels of consciousness in people with head injuries could improve patient care. The new score - based on the Glasgow...

Epilepsy tied to severe hypoglycaemia in T2DM

Adults with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for epilepsy, especially in the presence of severe hypoglycaemia, compared with adults without type 2 diabetes, according...

Insomnia common but often short-lived

Most who experience acute insomnia recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia, a new study suggests. "Whether caused by stress, illness, medications, or...

Negative social media experiences raise depression risk

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according...

Novel PET imaging agent could help guide therapy for brain diseases

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis....

Adult-onset neurodegeneration has roots in early development

The disease mechanism for adult-onset progressive degenerative diseases begins much earlier than previously thought, a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation...

Severe stroke detected in seconds with 92% accuracy with portable device

A new device worn like a visor can detect emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with suspected stroke with 92% percent accuracy report clinical investigators at the...

Epidural stimulation shown to normalise BP following spinal cord injury

Patients with severe spinal cord injury often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life and their ability to engage...

Type 1 diabetes patients show altered neural responses

Young adults with type 1 diabetes have altered neural responses during working memory processing, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes. Christine M....

Ageism in medicine must stop, geriatric psychiatry experts stress

Ageism is not only prevalent in society, it is also widespread in medical education and in practice – a situation, noted authorities at the...

Smoking raises risk of psychoses

The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted by the same team — has now been...

Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during foetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in...

Childhood trauma link offers schizophrenia treatment hope

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment as a result of research establishing a link between childhood...

Experts debate acupuncture vs. drugs for pain

Acupuncture is a safe alternative to drugs for chronic pain, argues Mike Cummings, Medical Director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and Associate Editor...

fMRI study sheds light on age-related memory decline

Functional MRI (fMRI) offers clues as to which memory lapses in older adults are part of normal aging and which may indicate early stages...

Severe sleep apnoea during REM sleep tied to acute CV events

Severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) that occurs during REM sleep is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events in those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. In a study...