Lemonade, Crowdsourcing to Help Fund Girl's Brain Surgery Lemonade, Crowdsourcing to Help Fund Girl's Brain Surgery
Liza Scott's family is raising money for her upcoming brain surgery the old-fashioned way -- and the new-fashioned way.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk
The findings are consistent with the known role of low sun exposure as a risk factor for adult MS; the reduced risk is apparent even with the use of sun protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe for patients with multiple sclerosis, a neurologist told colleagues, but those who are on disease-modifying therapy, or about to begin it, should be cautious about the timing of their shots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anti-CD20s Linked to Higher COVID-19 Severity in MS Anti-CD20s Linked to Higher COVID-19 Severity in MS
Because other DMTs were not linked to extra risk, experts are recommending their continued use in treating MS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Primary Care Clinicians Neglect Hearing Loss, Survey Finds Primary Care Clinicians Neglect Hearing Loss, Survey Finds
A single-question screener may be an efficient way to increase hearing evaluations, doctors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Swapping Saline for Fentanyl Nurse Pleads Guilty to Swapping Saline for Fentanyl
A former Yale fertility nurse admitted to replacing painkillers with saline, knowing it would cause patients harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Erythropoietin Falls Short of Neuroprotection in Optic Neuritis Erythropoietin Falls Short of Neuroprotection in Optic Neuritis
A higher rate of conversion to multiple sclerosis in the placebo group offered a glimmer of hope for treatment in TONE, a phase 3 randomized trial, but caveats loom large.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Natalizumab Postinfusion Reactions Rare; Is Monitoring Necessary? Natalizumab Postinfusion Reactions Rare; Is Monitoring Necessary?
Several studies show these infusion reactions are very rare and mild; the required monitoring presents particular risk during the COVID pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Regular Caffeine Consumption Tied to Reduced Brain Volume Regular Caffeine Consumption Tied to Reduced Brain Volume
Regular caffeine consumption appears to be tied to decreased gray matter volume, but only temporarily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US
New research estimates that 60% of the US population now lives with one or more of these disorders ― a much greater rate than was previously estimated for neurologic disease burden nationwide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Migraineurs Not Taking Advantage of an'Effective Prophylactic'Migraineurs Not Taking Advantage of an'Effective Prophylactic '
Getting the recommended amount of exercise can help reduce migraine days and mi-graine triggers such as stress, depression, and sleep problems, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Most Migraine Patients Fail to Reap the Benefits of Exercise Most Migraine Patients Fail to Reap the Benefits of Exercise
Getting the recommended amount of exercise can help reduce migraine days and mi-graine triggers such as stress, depression, and sleep problems, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

First Oral SMA Treatment Gets EMA Panel Thumbs Up First Oral SMA Treatment Gets EMA Panel Thumbs Up
The CHMP gives positive opinion on risdiplam as the first oral treatment for adults and children at least 2 months of age who have certain types of spinal muscular atrophy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD
Acute major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are associated with inflammatory immune findings, data from a meta-analysis of 68 studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS
Greater brain atrophy and disability were observed in a real-world study of people with multiple sclerosis and elevation of serum neurofilament light chain levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer's Onset Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Earlier Alzheimer's Onset
Depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Safety and Scheduling of COVID Vaccination in Patients With MS The Safety and Scheduling of COVID Vaccination in Patients With MS
Dr Stephen Krieger on how to reassure patients who may be hesitant, and the ideal way to time vaccinations with MS treatments.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

PTSD Prevalent in Survivors of Severe COVID-19 PTSD Prevalent in Survivors of Severe COVID-19
Posttraumatic stress disorders may occur in as many as one third of patients who recover from severe COVID-19 infection, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Early Motor Signal Specific to Alzheimer's Identified Early Motor Signal Specific to Alzheimer's Identified
Gait abnormalities can herald cognitive impairments in neurodegenerative conditions, especially Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities'Inextricably Linked'Depression, Chronic Comorbidities'Inextricably Linked '
Depression prevalence is 2 to 10 times higher for patients with chronic medical conditions -- especially chronic pain, where the prevalence reaches 40%-60%, experts report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lewy Body Dementia Genes Show Links to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Lewy Body Dementia Genes Show Links to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research has uncovered five genes linked to Lewy body dementia that have previously been implicated in either Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced
A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens — during pregnancy to the risk for ADHD.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High Glucose in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes'Noxious to the Brain'High Glucose in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes'Noxious to the Brain '
The findings'support the notion that chronically elevated glucose is indeed noxious to the developing brain,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy EEG Data May Help Aid Diagnosis, Treatment of Focal Epilepsy
An analysis of continuous EEG data suggests seizure onset in focal epilepsy follows circadian, multiday, and annual cycles in findings that could help diagnosis and treatment delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Aan 2021 aan 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAN 2021Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Conference Coverage Source Type: news

' Core Feature' of Frontotemporal Dementia May Aid Diagnosis'Core Feature' of Frontotemporal Dementia May Aid Diagnosis
Increased white matter hyperintensities are strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease, but new research reveals they are also a"core feature" of frontotemporal dementia in findings that may aid diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning
A joint international task force has issued an advisory to address concerns arising from an FDA warning of cardiac risk in patients taking the antiseizure drug lamotrigine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Implant Produces'Remarkable Improvement' in Vestibular Disorder Implant Produces'Remarkable Improvement' in Vestibular Disorder
A new inner-ear implant may improve balance, movement, and quality of life in patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Visual Interpretation of Tau PET Predicts Cognitive Decline Visual Interpretation of Tau PET Predicts Cognitive Decline
A relatively simple and accessible Food and Drug Administration-approved method of visually classifying flortaucipir PET accurately predicts cognitive deterioration, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Takes a Toll on Neurologists' Happiness, Well-Being COVID Takes a Toll on Neurologists' Happiness, Well-Being
With the ongoing pandemic, more neurologists report being unhappy outside of work and suffering burnout and/or depression in Medscape's latest survey of happiness, wellness, and lifestyles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Living Brain Implants' May Restore Stroke Mobility'Living Brain Implants' May Restore Stroke Mobility
A conversation with Dr Mijail Serruya, the principal investigator behind an enticing proof-of-concept study that offers a possible technological solution to improve poststroke mobility.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Short Sleep Predicts Incident Dementia and All-Cause Mortality Short Sleep Predicts Incident Dementia and All-Cause Mortality
More evidence has emerged linking sleep deficiency, dementia, and mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Include Psych Patients in Next COVID Vaccine Round, APA Urges Include Psych Patients in Next COVID Vaccine Round, APA Urges
The American Psychiatric Association is urging state public health authorities to add patients with mental illness and substance disorders to the upcoming phase 1-C COVID vaccine distribution schedule.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

In Utero Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Poorer Cognition In Utero Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Poorer Cognition
A longitudinal study suggests in utero exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased risk of poorer cognition up to 60 years later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuroscience Letters Is the 3rd Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors Neuroscience Letters Is the 3rd Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors
Burned by the offer of a special issue, Neuroscience Letters retracted four papers after determining that the guest editors of the supplement were not legit.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuroscience Letters Is the Third Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors Neuroscience Letters Is the Third Journal Scammed by Rogue Editors
Burned by the offer of a special issue, Neuroscience Letters retracted four papers after determining that the guest editors of the supplement were not legit.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients' Lives Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients' Lives
After being struck by a motorcyclist in November that left him with a fractured cervical spine and pelvis, Gavin Giovannoni was determined to achieve a"bed-to-5-km walk" by the end of 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Imaging Links Stress Brain Activity and Plaque Instability in AMI Imaging Links Stress Brain Activity and Plaque Instability in AMI
A PET/CT imaging study shows a link between emotional brain activity, arterial inflammation, and macrophage production in patients with recent MI, but causality and directionality are unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New and Improved Way to Predict MCI on the Horizon? New and Improved Way to Predict MCI on the Horizon?
Study shows a particular pattern of electrophysiologic signals during a memory test can predict mild cognitive impairment years before a diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antidepressants May Scupper Efficacy of MDMA for PTSD Antidepressants May Scupper Efficacy of MDMA for PTSD
Recent exposure to reuptake inhibitor antidepressants may reduce treatment response to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Positive Topline Results for Novel Autism Drug Positive Topline Results for Novel Autism Drug
An intravenous formulation of suramin led to meaningful improvement in several core symptoms of autism, including social and communication difficulties, in a phase 2 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea FDA Clears Novel Daytime Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
eXciteOSA, a prescription-only, neuromuscular tongue stimulator worn for 20 minutes during the day, has been shown to reduce snoring and mild OSA by improving muscle function of the tongue.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

MS Bears No Effect on Certain Pregnancy Complications MS Bears No Effect on Certain Pregnancy Complications
A study evaluated the pregnancies of 2930 women with MS between 1997 and 2016, comparing pregnancy-related and prenatal outcomes to a 5% random sample of 56,958 pregnant women who did not have MS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Common Genetic Disorder Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Men Common Genetic Disorder Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Men
Men with iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis have elevated brain iron deposits and have a significantly increased risk for dementia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychiatrist Alleges Plagiarism by Journal Editor Psychiatrist Alleges Plagiarism by Journal Editor
Springer Publishing is investigating a psychiatrist's claim that the editor of a medical journal plagiarized her paper.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Deaths Lower in Counties With Cannabis Dispensaries Opioid-Related Deaths Lower in Counties With Cannabis Dispensaries
Areas with active cannabis dispensaries have seen a decrease in opioid-related mortalities, recent research has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cannabinoids'Worth a Try' for Agitation in Alzheimer's Cannabinoids'Worth a Try' for Agitation in Alzheimer's
THC, the psychoactive agent in cannabinoids, may provide an alternative to off-label use of antipsychotics and other medications to manage agitation in patients with Alzheimer's, a new clinical review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Extends Review Period for Anticipated Alzheimer's Drug FDA Extends Review Period for Anticipated Alzheimer's Drug
The FDA has extended the review period for aducanumab, the investigational amyloid-clearing treatment for Alzheimer's disease, by 3 months, the drug's manufacturers have announced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Psychiatrist Writes About Treating Physicians and Their Families A Psychiatrist Writes About Treating Physicians and Their Families
Dr Dinah Miller reviews a new memoir by a psychiatrist who made the decision to exclusively treat other physicians, all the while struggling with his own sexuality.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Promoting Brain Health in Your Patients Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Promoting Brain Health in Your Patients
Dr Gupta, in conversation with Dr Richard Isaacson, on the lessons learned while writing his latest book on the many cognitive upsides to brain-building.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news