Antidepressant Use Linked to Increased Brain Bleed RiskAntidepressant Use Linked to Increased Brain Bleed Risk
A longitudinal study shows a link between antidepressant use and increased risk for cerebral microbleeds. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lumosity Settles FTC Charges of Unfounded ClaimsLumosity Settles FTC Charges of Unfounded Claims
The company 'preyed on consumers' fears' about cognitive decline without the science to back it up, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Improves Cognition in Obese Patients With MCI Weight Loss Improves Cognition in Obese Patients With MCI
Older obese patients with mild cognitive impairment who intentionally lose weight had improved memory, executive function, and language, a new study shows. Younger patients and APOE4 carriers appeared to benefit most. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Motor Control Exercises Help Ease Lower Back PainMotor Control Exercises Help Ease Lower Back Pain
This type of exercise, which strengthens muscles supporting the spine, reduces pain but is not superior to other exercise interventions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurologist Care Adds Value, CostNeurologist Care Adds Value, Cost
Patients with chronic neurologic conditions get higher-quality care and use fewer resources when a neurologist is involved in their care, but at higher cost. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Shows Promising Effects in MS High-Dose Vitamin D Shows Promising Effects in MS
Taking 10,400 IU cholecalciferol daily was associated with target serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and reductions in interleukin-17 T cells, which are believed to play a key role in MS, in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High-Dose Laquinimod Dropped Due to Cardiac Issues in MS High-Dose Laquinimod Dropped Due to Cardiac Issues in MS
Teva has discontinued development of the 1.2-mg and 1.5-mg doses because of eight cardiovascular events in two clinical trials. Investigation with the 0.6-mg dose continues. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Two Alzheimer's Gene Variants Affect Brain Atrophy Two Alzheimer's Gene Variants Affect Brain Atrophy
New findings illuminate how these genes influence various disease processes involved in Alzheimer's disease, including cortical and hippocampal atrophy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Risk-Based BP Targets Wiser Than Universal Targets: AnalysisRisk-Based BP Targets Wiser Than Universal Targets: Analysis
'The effects of blood-pressure lowering are broadly similar across several patient populations and largely dependent on the intensity of BP lowering,' say researchers, who favor risk-based targets. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Linked to Parkinson's DiseaseHepatitis C Linked to Parkinson's Disease
New research offers 'well-documented evidence' of a link between the hepatitis C virus and risk for Parkinson's disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

California Details 59 Cases of Rare Polio-like Syndrome California Details 59 Cases of Rare Polio-like Syndrome
Most cases of a rare polio-like syndrome have occurred in children and young adults and the precise cause remains unclear, although a viral cause is highly suspected. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experts Aim to Stop Epilepsy-Related MortalityExperts Aim to Stop Epilepsy-Related Mortality
Doctors and others in the healthcare system should do more to prevent deaths tied to epilepsy, which kills more Americans than sudden infant death syndrome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Thrombolysis Dosing in Stroke: A Guessing Game?Thrombolysis Dosing in Stroke: A Guessing Game?
Doctors are off the mark when estimating the weight of stroke patients who are candidates for tPA, a new study shows, which can lead to underdosing and poorer outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Duchenne Newborn Screening Will Identify Other Conditions Duchenne Newborn Screening Will Identify Other Conditions
Some of the implications of proposed newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy are discussed in a new review paper. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New EMA Advice for PML Prevention With Fingolimod in MSNew EMA Advice for PML Prevention With Fingolimod in MS
The European Medicines Agency recommends evaluating patients for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and for basal cell carcinoma before and during treatment with fingolimod (Gilenya). News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

A New Target to Slow Alzheimer Disease?A New Target to Slow Alzheimer Disease?
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on a study finding that IL1RAP has a significant effect on amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer disease and older patients. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

A Gene-Based Approach to Epilepsy Therapy A Gene-Based Approach to Epilepsy Therapy
If patients are willing to pay for it, they can now access precision medicine wherein their specific mutation is tested in a laboratory to find the best therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pesticide in Milk Linked to Lower Neuron Density Pesticide in Milk Linked to Lower Neuron Density
An autopsy study shows high intake of milk many years earlier was associated with lower neuron count in the substantia nigra of brains from people without Parkinson's. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fourth PML Case With Tecfidera in MS Calls for VigilanceFourth PML Case With Tecfidera in MS Calls for Vigilance
After a fourth case of PML linked to the MS drug dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera), it's becoming more widely accepted that even 'safer' immunosuppressants may have dangerous adverse effects, experts say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Does Online Cognitive Training Work?Does Online Cognitive Training Work?
Dementia experts weigh in on the burgeoning online cognitive rehab industry and how they advise their patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Are Terrorists, By Definition, Psychotic? Are Terrorists, By Definition, Psychotic?
Dr. Ronald W. Pies discusses how to counteract the mindset of ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

The Vicious 'Sleep-Seizure' Cycle in EpilepsyThe Vicious 'Sleep-Seizure' Cycle in Epilepsy
Researchers are making headway in pinpointing factors involved in the interaction between sleep and epilepsy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Playing 3D Video Games May Aid MemoryPlaying 3D Video Games May Aid Memory
A new study suggests that playing three-dimensional video games can stimulate the hippocampus and boost the formation of memories. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Mortality in Early ADModerate Drinking Linked to Lower Mortality in Early AD
A new analysis shows patients with mild Alzheimer's disease who drink two to three alcoholic drinks a day have a significantly reduced death rate vs more occasional drinkers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brief Cognitive Screening Useful in Children With EpilepsyBrief Cognitive Screening Useful in Children With Epilepsy
Researchers show that a brief portable screen for cognitive issues in children could help guide clinical decisions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

BRAIN Initiative Update: 'Leapfrog' Progress BRAIN Initiative Update: 'Leapfrog' Progress
Discoveries funded by the BRAIN Initiative, the public-private effort to map the brain's circuitry, are moving along quickly, according to researchers who gathered to share their progress. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Longer Life Expectancy Comes With Good Cognitive Health Longer Life Expectancy Comes With Good Cognitive Health
New UK data suggest the extra 4 or so years of life expectancy gained over the past 20 years are relatively good in terms of cognitive function, especially for women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Telemedicine for Prehospital Stroke Treatment FeasibleTelemedicine for Prehospital Stroke Treatment Feasible
Treating suspected stroke patients in a mobile stroke unit with expert consultations carried out electronically may be a cost-effective way of cutting delays, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Contamination Risk for Some Baclofen API LotsFDA Warns of Contamination Risk for Some Baclofen API Lots
Certain lots of baclofen active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) may be at risk for contamination with particulates and should not be used to compound sterile injectable drugs, the FDA warns. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Effective and Safe at 3 Months for EpilepsyCannabidiol Effective and Safe at 3 Months for Epilepsy
New open-label data on purified cannabidiol in children and young adults with treatment-resistant epilepsy are 'promising' at 3 months' follow-up, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Biofeedback Reduces Seizures in Intractable EpilepsyBiofeedback Reduces Seizures in Intractable Epilepsy
Electrodermal biofeedback is a promising approach to reducing seizure frequency in drug-resistant epilepsies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy and the Aging BrainEpilepsy and the Aging Brain
New research is providing insights into the effect of epilepsy on brain aging, and vice versa, with early data suggesting signals of advanced aging with the disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wearable Seizure Detection Devices PromisingWearable Seizure Detection Devices Promising
New portable devices that monitor for seizures are lighter, smaller, and better than before, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Epilepsy Gaining AttentionAutoimmune Epilepsy Gaining Attention
Researchers are learning more about antibodies that attack the brain, causing various seizure syndromes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

American Epilepsy Society (AES) 69th Annual MeetingAmerican Epilepsy Society (AES) 69th Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AES 2015. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

A Need for Personalized Chronic Opioid TherapyA Need for Personalized Chronic Opioid Therapy
Dr Argoff argues that a patient-centered approach must be taken when treating chronic pain with chronic opioid therapy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Pregnancy Hormone Benefits MS?Pregnancy Hormone Benefits MS?
The hormone estriol was associated with fewer relapses in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in a randomized, placebo-controlled study. But MRI data were contradictory. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Nod for Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulator in Chronic PainFDA Nod for Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulator in Chronic Pain
The FDA has approved the Algovita spinal cord stimulation system for patients with chronic, intractable pain. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

A Biomarker for Concussion? A Biomarker for Concussion?
Measures of a cleaved protein, SNTF, may signal axonal damage in patients with concussion, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Two Gen Med Trials Neurologists Should KnowTwo Gen Med Trials Neurologists Should Know
Dr Hans-Cristoph Diener reviews two recent general medicine trials with results relevant to neurologists. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Two Gen Med Trials Neurologists Should KnoTwo Gen Med Trials Neurologists Should Kno
Dr Hans-Cristoph Diener reviews two recent general medicine trials with results relevant to neurologists. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Jaw Device, CPAP Similar for BP Reduction in Sleep Apnea Jaw Device, CPAP Similar for BP Reduction in Sleep Apnea
A mandibular advancement device appears to be a viable alternative to continuous positive airway pressure, a new network meta-analysis suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exploring a New Mechanism of Action for MS DrugsExploring a New Mechanism of Action for MS Drugs
An investigational new drug for multiple sclerosis has an entirely new mechanism of action. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

What Is Unique About Bipolar Disorder in Young People? What Is Unique About Bipolar Disorder in Young People?
Dr Stephen Strakowski reviews the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 Annual MeetingRadiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from RSNA 2015. Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

FDA Panel Critical of Drisapersen Data in DuchenneFDA Panel Critical of Drisapersen Data in Duchenne
FDA reviewers and advisory committee panel members were critical of drisapersen data, suggesting they may not provide the evidence needed for approval for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nerve Stimulation Still Effective at 3 Years for OSANerve Stimulation Still Effective at 3 Years for OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea maintain clinical benefits 3 years after being implanted with a device that stimulates their hypoglossal nerve, follow-up data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High Amyloid Signals Cognitive Decline in Normal PopulationHigh Amyloid Signals Cognitive Decline in Normal Population
Elevated amyloid levels were associated with worse cognition and greater cognitive decline and neurodegeneration in a new study of the general population with normal cognition at baseline. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus Can Cause Fatal Encephalitis Chikungunya Virus Can Cause Fatal Encephalitis
The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can lead to severe encephalitis and even death, especially in young babies and older adults, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No FDA Nod for Second Nasal Naloxone in Opioid OverdoseNo FDA Nod for Second Nasal Naloxone in Opioid Overdose
The FDA has declined approval for an intranasal naloxone spray for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news