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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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USPSTF recommendations on preventive postmenopause HRT

No net benefit seen for primary prevention of chronic conditions.

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Cluster headache: latest results of trial examining vagus nerve stimulation

The current results are similar to the initial clinical trial.

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tPA for acute ischemic stroke: low dose suffices for most

A meta-analysis of 11 studies among nearly 7500 patients.

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Zika directly linked to GBS variant in postmortem report

Exam revealed demyelination of the sciatic and cranial IV nerve.

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Headache, migraine risks persist in teenage survivors of terror attacks

A matched cohort study of youth surviving a terror attack in Norway.

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Some immunomodulators may reduce flu vaccine efficacy in MS

Small study suggests fingolimod and natalizumab may prevent immunogenicity.

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Patent foramen ovale and stroke: closure has tradeoff

An updated meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials.

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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

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High-intensity exercise shows promise in early Parkinson’s disease

Data from the SPARX phase 2 randomized controlled trial.

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Age-related hearing loss may be modifiable risk factor for dementia

A meta-analysis of 36 studies among roughly 20,000 individuals.

MI risk significantly elevated in epilepsy | AES
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MI risk significantly elevated in epilepsy | AES

Prior findings have been inconsistent regarding epilepsy and subsequent MI risk.

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Brain health in older adults: data raise concern about aggressive BP targets

A cohort study of participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.

12.3% of patients with epilepsy developed osteoporosis | AES
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12.3% of patients with epilepsy developed osteoporosis | AES

13.6% suffered new major osteoporotic fractures.

Neurological Disorders Vitals for December 2017
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Neurological Disorders Vitals for December 2017

Drug shows promise in infantile-onset SMA | SubQ Ig for CIDP maintenance | Thrombectomy delay for stroke? | Extracranial vein angioplasty ineffective in MS.