According to a new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exercising twice a week may improve cognitive functions like thinking ability and memory. The updated guideline was published in the journal Neurology®.
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New research shows that in a mouse model of childhood absence epilepsy, brain activity is perturbed between seizures. The researchers speculate that this could underlie cognitive problems of the disease, which can persist despite treatment of seizures, according to research published today in The Journal of Physiology.
HIV-positive individuals have lower neuropsychological test scores and smaller brain volumes than HIV-negative people, but the disadvantages of patients who receive combination antiretroviral therapy (CART), reporters. The study findings were published in the JAMA Neurology
As e-cigarettes become more popular, fewer people are taking up smoking traditional cigarettes. But can e-cigarettes, an electronic nicotine delivery system, help people quit smoking altogether? That was the focus of a recent study led by a Hollings Cancer Center researcher.
Anaesthetists face several choices during a theatre session, if it is safe to continue through the preoperative assessment, and on to the initiation of a anaesthetic technique . The variability in risk tolerance in medicine is not well understood. Parallels are often drawn between aviation and anaesthesia. The aviation industry is perceived as a culturally risk averse, and part of preflight checks involves a decision on whether the flight can operate. This is sometimes termed a go / no-go decision.
U.S Researchers looked at the top 20 websites with information about living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplants, and they found that most sites required at least a college-level reading ability. The study was published in Clinical Kidney Journal.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that patient-education material be written for a seventh-grade reading level.
Diphtheria, is re-emerging in Bangladesh, where more than 655,000 Rohingya have sought refuge since 25 August, following increased violence in Myanmar. As of 21 December, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has seen more than 2,000 suspected cases in its health facilities and the number is rising daily. The majority of patients are between five and 14 years old.
A RAND Corporation study reported that the U.S. health care system lacks the capacity to rapidly change a treatment for Alzheimer's disease from approval into wide clinical use that could leave millions of people without access to transformative care if such a breakthrough occurs.
Younger adults who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors such as severe obesity, hyperlipidemia, low-grade inflammation, physical inactivity, and smoking compared with adults who developed diabetes later in life, in a national study in Denmark. This study was published in Diabetes / Metabolism Research and Reviews .
Researchers from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, an increasing number of teenagers and young adults admitted to the hospital from the emergency department (ED) were testing positive for opioids. After a doctor ordered urine or blood test revealed the drug used, the young patients often reported using prescription or nonprescription opioids to get high.
New research presented at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting shows the human body clock significantly impacts on sample results used to diagnose and treat asthma when taken at different times of the day. This may have implications for how asthma is diagnosed and treated in the future.
The researchers found that mothers of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID) reported higher levels of stress and other negative psychological symptoms (think depression or anxiety) than mothers of teenagers with typical development, or TD.The study was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders