Satralizumab Slashes Relapse Rate in Neuromyelitis Optica Satralizumab Slashes Relapse Rate in Neuromyelitis Optica
First results from a phase 3 study suggest the biologic agent in development could improve outcomes among people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Walking Just 4 Hours a Week Linked to Reduced Stroke Severity Walking Just 4 Hours a Week Linked to Reduced Stroke Severity
New registry data suggest even light to moderate physical activity may result in a less severe stroke over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Drive Obesity, Hypertension in Black Women Poor Sleep May Drive Obesity, Hypertension in Black Women
Efforts to combat obesity and high blood pressure among black overweight women should address sleep quality, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Event Rates High in Middle Age: CDC Cardiovascular Event Rates High in Middle Age: CDC
CDC's Million Hearts 2022 data show one in three cardiovascular events in 2016 involved adults under 65 who might not be considered at risk; the goal is to prevent 1 million by 2022.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Spinal Implant FDA Clears New Spinal Implant
The Foundation 3D anterior lumbar interbody cage implant uses CoreLink's proprietary mimetic metal technology, which mimics key characteristics of natural bone.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Grants Clearance to New Spinal Implant FDA Grants Clearance to New Spinal Implant
The Foundation 3D anterior lumbar interbody cage implant uses CoreLink's proprietary mimetic metal technology, which mimics key characteristics of natural bone.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT
A large study provides the first biomarker evidence that maternal exposure to the pesticide DDT may raise the risk for autism in offspring.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Working Outside the Box: Alternative Careers for Doctors Working Outside the Box: Alternative Careers for Doctors
Amid an epidemic of burnout, Dr Andrew Wilner presents alternative careers for physicians.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Additional Benefit From Lowering Already Low LDL Additional Benefit From Lowering Already Low LDL
Pushing LDL cholesterol below current targets further reduces risk for major cardiovascular events without serious adverse effects, a new meta-analysis finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Language Delay With AEDs Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Language Delay With AEDs
Taking folic acid in the the periconceptional period and first trimester of pregnancy was associated with a large reduction in risk for language delay in the offspring of women taking antiepileptic drugs, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Azedra for Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors FDA Approves Azedra for Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors
The radioactive systemic agent or radiopharmaceutical is administered by intravenous injection and is the first FDA-approved drug in this setting.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Reproductive History Influences Women's Dementia Risk Reproductive History Influences Women's Dementia Risk
New research points to female-specific risk and protective factors affecting brain health, with potential implications for preventive and therapeutic strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rapid Time to Thrombolysis Does Not Cut Diagnostic Accuracy Rapid Time to Thrombolysis Does Not Cut Diagnostic Accuracy
A stroke center in Helsinki, Finland, which has an average door-to-needle time for thrombolysis of less than 20 minutes, has reported reassuring data on low rates of misdiagnosisMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cured Meats Strongly, Independently Tied to Increased Mania Risk Cured Meats Strongly, Independently Tied to Increased Mania Risk
Eating nitrate-cured meats such as beef jerky and other processed meat snacks has been strongly linked to an increased risk for mania, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Sacred' Word Repetition May Improve PTSD Symptoms, Insomnia'Sacred' Word Repetition May Improve PTSD Symptoms, Insomnia
A simple meditative technique known as mantram repetition, which involves repeating a sacred word, can reduce symptoms of combat-related PTSD and insomnia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Lesion Pattern May Guide Diagnosis of Rare Disorder Brain Lesion Pattern May Guide Diagnosis of Rare Disorder
Specific patterns of white matter hyperintensities in the brain may guide diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, a disorder predominantly characterized by severe thunderclap headaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TICH-2: Tranexamic Acid for ICH Yields Mixed Results TICH-2: Tranexamic Acid for ICH Yields Mixed Results
An agent often prescribed to stop bleeding from trauma and postpartum hemorrhage is now being tested in intracerebral hemorrhage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Adaptive Deep-Brain Stimulation Promising for Parkinson's Adaptive Deep-Brain Stimulation Promising for Parkinson's
Researchers test a DBS device in development that automatically senses and adjusts delivery of electrical stimulation, aiming to avoid dyskinesia and other side effects of current technology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Encouraging Early Safety Data for Dabigatran in Stroke Encouraging Early Safety Data for Dabigatran in Stroke
Results of a preliminary study show no increase in symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation with dabigatran vs aspirin in patients with TIA or minor stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Little Merit' in Sublingual Buprenorphine for Pain, Says FDA Panel'Little Merit' in Sublingual Buprenorphine for Pain, Says FDA Panel
The FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly against the approval of a sublingual form of buprenorphine for treating moderate-to-severe acute pain, citing weak efficacy and safety concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Education, Slow Approach Help Patients Successfully Taper Opioids Education, Slow Approach Help Patients Successfully Taper Opioids
The key to success in cutting opioid doses or getting patients off the drug completely is providing education and tailored slow tapering.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Round-Up of Seven New Neurology Studies A Round-Up of Seven New Neurology Studies
Dr Diener reports on a wide range of studies in neurology and critical care medicine published in February and March, 2018.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

What's Hot at AAN 2018? What's Hot at AAN 2018?
' Interaction and innovation'is the theme of this year's AAN Annual Meeting, says the vice chair of the meeting's science committee, who hints of other hot topics to be presented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opioid Overprescribing Down, but Still Room for Improvement Opioid Overprescribing Down, but Still Room for Improvement
Opioid prescribing rates dropped during a 5-year period. Nevertheless, these drugs continue to be overprescribed in high-risk patients, and naloxone coprescription is suboptimal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Lower School Performance Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Lower School Performance
Children whose mothers took valproate or multiple antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy do worse on compulsory school tests at age 7 years compared with unexposed offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EU Body Endorses Restrictions on Valproate in Pregnancy EU Body Endorses Restrictions on Valproate in Pregnancy
The CMDh, a body representing European Union member states, has endorsed new measures to limit prenatal exposure to valproate, according the European Medicines Agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Grilled Meats, Fish Linked to Hypertension Grilled Meats, Fish Linked to Hypertension
Rates of hypertension are increased among consumers of high levels of red meat, poultry, or fish cooked with grilling or high-temperature methods.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Facts, Figures, and Faces of Migraine The Facts, Figures, and Faces of Migraine
Headache specialist Dr Lawrence C. Newman discusses how his patients experience migraine and what promising therapies are on the horizon.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Why Migraine? Why Now? Why Migraine? Why Now?
Three leading clinicians discuss why this is an exciting time in migraine care.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Trump Highlights Drug Prices, Opioid Crisis in State of the Union Trump Highlights Drug Prices, Opioid Crisis in State of the Union
The president also urged Congress to pass a right-to-try law granting the terminally ill access to experimental therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Dramatic Benefit of Stimulation on Dysphagia After Stroke Dramatic Benefit of Stimulation on Dysphagia After Stroke
Results of the PHAST-TRAC trial of electrical stimulation of the pharynx for dysphagia after intubation for stroke are being described as'ground-breaking,'with almost 60% of patients responding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Drug Deposited Directly Into the Brain Effective in Epilepsy Drug Deposited Directly Into the Brain Effective in Epilepsy
A microinfusion device that continuously delivers valproate directly to the brain is safe and effective in patients with severe, refractory focal epilepsy, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare to More Closely Scrutinize Opioid Prescribing Medicare to More Closely Scrutinize Opioid Prescribing
Medicare will more closely scrutinize opioid prescribing and dispensing beginning in 2019, following through on a proposal outlined in a major 2016 law aimed at addressing the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term Use of Daclizumab Safe, With Caveats Long-term Use of Daclizumab Safe, With Caveats
Although the open-label extension study of 1500 patients with MS showed relatively positive safety results for daclizumab, investigators urge caution for those with elevated liver enzymes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy
A very-high-fat diet not only curbs seizures but also improves quality of life and other outcomes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics Threefold Increased Stroke Risk Tied to Certain Antipsychotics
Second-generation antipsychotics increase risk for cardiovascular events, especially in the elderly. But are there differences in risk between these agents?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
A longitudinal study of cognitively normal older adults shows that biomarkers of increased amyloid burden increased over time in those with sleep apnea and in proportion to the severity of the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Peer Review: Work or Hobby? Peer Review: Work or Hobby?
Dr Andrew Wilner asks whether busy clinicians should receive compensation for participating in peer review.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

' Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain'Striking' Impact of Adolescent Drinking on the Brain
This study points to a trajectory in gray matter decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ANA 2017: 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association ANA 2017: 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ANA 2017Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Blink Reflex Recovery Cycle May Distinguish PSP From CBD Blink Reflex Recovery Cycle May Distinguish PSP From CBD
For indeterminate diagnoses, the R2 blink reflex recovery cycle can help distinguish between progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis Child's Age a Key Factor for Accurate ADHD Diagnosis
A Finnish study confirms a'relative age effect'in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), raising concern that ADHD may be overdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry Leaders Move to Tackle Burnout in Neurology, Psychiatry
Leaders in psychiatry and neurology meet to discuss factors contributing to physician burnout and what can be done to promote wellness in the medical profession.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN) XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN)
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WCN 2017Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs DOJ Launches Pilot Program to Crack Down on Pill Mill Docs
A federal pilot program will focus on opioid-related healthcare fraud and identifying and prosecuting individuals who are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs
Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Boosting Brain Ketone Metabolism: A New Approach to Alzheimer's Boosting Brain Ketone Metabolism: A New Approach to Alzheimer's
Strategies that increase the brain's uptake of ketones as an approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment are showing promising preliminary results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable With Lifestyle Change
A new report on dementia prevention, intervention, and care has recommended a comprehensive package of evidence-based actions, including management of nine key lifestyle factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans TBI Tied to Severe, Long-Term Headaches in Veterans
Traumatic brain injury in veterans is associated with a significantly increased risk of severe, long-term headaches, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news