Only two weeks left to submit practice cost studies

With the deadline looming for healthcare professionals to complete the surveys for current practice cost studies as required by SAMA and the SAPPF, doctors have been...

Acne linked to increased risk of major depressive disorder

Acne is associated with increased probability of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), with risk highest within one year of diagnosis. In a research letter published...

Premature dementia risk may be up in survivors of heart defects

A study published online this week in Circulation has suggested that congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with increased risk of dementia in adults.. Carina...

Mobile health applications jeopardize user privacy

Researchers at the University of Piraeus (Greece) and Rovira i Virgili University (URV; Tarragona, Spain) conducted a study that evaluated 20 popular mobile health...

CET beneficial for adults with autism

For adults with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is associated with significant differential increases in neurocognitive function relative to enriched supportive therapy (EST) and increased...

Modified test for Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies

National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving...

Stroke risk factors unique to women identified

Stroke disproportionately affects more women than men. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues are exploring the effects of potential risk factors that are...

Apgar scores in neonates predict risk of CP and epilepsy

An infant’s scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk rises with decreasing...

Book now for SASA workshops

SASA will be hosting several important workshops on 3 and 4 April before the start of its 2018 annual congress to be held from 4-8...

Researchers explore how Twitter users talk about Alzheimer’s, dementia

A team of researchers led by Feinberg Prof. Margaret Danilovich and McCormick Profs. Ankit Agrawal and Alok Choudhary used data mining and qualitative analysis...

Too few retinal infarction patients receive follow-up imaging

A new study shows that only 8% of patients with a retinal infarction are seen by a neurologist even though they are at high...

Autism genetics study calls attention to impaired motor skills, general cognitive...

A new study of genetic factors involved causing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) draws fresh attention to the impact these illnesses have on motor skills, and more broadly...

Ketamine + propofol speeds recovery for paeds MRI sedation

Use of ketamine at induction followed by reduced propofol infusion rate for maintenance is associated with shorter recovery times for children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with...

Perfusion imaging of stroke victims improves emergency treatment

A new study suggests that advanced brain imaging can identify stroke patients that could benefit from restoring blood flow in an extended treatment window. Researchers...

Neuro-ophthalmology for primary care practitioners

Visual symptoms can be the presenting feature of a wide range of important neurologic diseases. MRI of the orbit can be a helpful diagnostic test...

Simple test helps EMS identification of posterior stroke

Teaching emergency medical services (EMS) to use the finger-to-nose (FTN) test in patients with neurological symptoms can contribute to early detection of posterior circulation...

Evidence supports ‘weekend effect’ for mortality after surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery...

Sleep duration, cycle linked to childhood body weight

related eating behaviours and childhood body weight, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference “Obesity and Cancer:...