Neurology

Insertable cardiac monitor improves detection of AF in recent ischemic stroke

Insertable cardiac monitor improves detection of AF in recent ischemic stroke

17 hours ago   |   Healio

Among patients with recent ischemic stroke, an insertable cardiac monitor detected atrial fibrillation more frequently than a device used in standard care, according to results...
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Broadly neutralizing antibodies show promise in preventing tick-borne encephalitis in mice

3 days ago   |   News Medical

Tick-borne encephalitis is a disease just as nasty as it sounds. Once bitten by an infected tick, some people develop flu-like symptoms that resolve quietly but leave behind...
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Many COVID-19 patients have psychiatric morbidity within 6 months of infection

Many COVID-19 patients have psychiatric morbidity within 6 months of infection

3 days ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

A significant proportion of patients who had COVID-19 experienced neurological and psychiatric morbidity in the 6 months following infection, according to results of a...
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The Way Out of Brain Fog

3 days ago   |   The Atlantic

Debbie Gustafson of Dresher, Pennsylvania, was on the trip of a lifetime, touring the Galápagos with her family last March, when she began to feel the effects of COVID-19...
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Dual sensory impairment increases risk for dementia, cognitive decline in elderly patients

Dual sensory impairment increases risk for dementia, cognitive decline in elderly patients

4 days ago   |   Healio

Dual sensory impairment in vision and hearing increased the rate of dementia and cognitive decline over the course of a 6-year follow-up period, according to findings from a...
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Patient-reported outcome measures assess quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Patient-reported outcome measures assess quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

4 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Researchers developed a new 14-item patient-reported outcome measure for assessing quality of life in men and boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to results...
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1 in 3 COVID-19 survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders, new research reveals

1 in 3 COVID-19 survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders, new research reveals

4 days ago   |   Natural News   |   5 articles

One in three COVID-19 survivors has been diagnosed with a neurological or mental disorder within six months of infection. This is according to an observational study of over...
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Manual workers are twice as likely to develop ALS, study finds

5 days ago   |   News Medical

ALS is a progressive neurological disease that attacks the nerves that interact with the body's muscles. The disease typically leads to complete paralysis of the body, robbing...
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Preventing COVID-19 outweighs theoretical risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome with vaccine

Preventing COVID-19 outweighs theoretical risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome with vaccine

5 days ago   |   Healio   |   4 articles

Two patients enrolled in a COVID-19 vaccine trial - including one who received the vaccine and one who received placebo - developed Guillain-Barré syndrome 10 days after the...
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1 in 3 COVID Survivors Have Ongoing Mental Health Issues

1 in 3 COVID Survivors Have Ongoing Mental Health Issues

5 days ago   |   Web MD   |   3 articles

The findings suggest a link between COVID-19 and a higher risk for later mental health and neurological disorders, researchers report.
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Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Memory B cells that bind to SARS-CoV-2 and cross-react with other coronaviruses were identified in kids even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

Big bank helps customers collect half-a-billion dollars

CBA is applying behavioural economics to help customers claim benefits they would not likely have claimed otherwise Read more ...

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report

Task force of the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology formed to reassess the race coefficient for calculating eGFR releases progress report, promises... Read more ...

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Federal agencies act out of an "abundance of caution" after extremely rare cases of blood clotting. Read more ...

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Increase in eating disorders was seen during the pandemic. Eating disorder preventive interventions and treatments should be made easily accessible, affordable and widely... Read more ...

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

The study by Penn State researchers found that in the first months of the pandemic, parents reported that their children were experiencing higher levels of depression and... Read more ...

Balance of power shifts as tenants prepare to negotiate cheaper rents

Many property investors holding apartments in inner-city Melbourne and Sydney are being forced to slash rents, with some are asking up to 25 per cent less than a decade ago. Read more ...

Time for action to curb high-interest credit cards

Fresh regulatory ideas are needed to curb high-interest credit cards that tend to hurt the people who can least afford it. Read more ...

Why not try tax deductibility of interest for first home buyers?

It would help many young people struggling with rising housing affordability to get a foot on the property ladder. Read more ...

CDC and FDA Call for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Blood Clotting...

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety... Read more ...