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Sleep apnea may be aneurysm risk factor

The association between intracranial aneurysm and obstructive sleep apnea has not been previously studied.

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Two brief tools pick up cognitive impairment in pediatric-onset MS

BICAMS and the Cogstate computer assessment performed similarly well.

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Errorless learning vs trial and error: which is better for patients with dementia?

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Biomarkers for Parkinson's: N-glycosylation of plasma IgG shows promise

Sensitivity was 87.2% and specificity was 92.2% for identifying patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Arthritis and cognitive impairment: no link found in large study

The Health and Retirement Study found similar cognitive impairment and dementia rates regardless of arthritis.

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New generation antiepilpetic drugs may not be best for status epilepticus

Few studies have documented the effects of these new antiepileptics on clinical outcome.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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Parkinson's disease: characteristics of rest tremor

Patients older than 63 y at diagnosis had a higher risk for spread.

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Dementia: restlessness linked to other neuropsychiatric symptoms

Adds to caregiver burden.

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Down syndrome clinics help patients stay on target with thyroid testing

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Adherence to MS therapy: belief in disease etiology plays a role

Patients believing in a supernatural etiology were less likely to adhere to DMTs.

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Huntington's disease: music therapy disappoints

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Parkinson's disease: elevated risk for musculoskeletal pain

Results of an 8-y population-based study.

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Cerebrospinal biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease may not be so useful

Cochrane review finds limited evidence for tau.

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