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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Gale Scott
Tracking patients’ eye movements as they watched videos including Shakira’s “Waka-Waka” 2010 FIFA World Cup tribute proved to be a good way to detect certain cranial nerve palsies, a team from New York University School of Medicine reports.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Rosa Michaelis, MD, discusses her goals of cultivating more patient interaction within epilepsy research at the American Epilepsy Society 2014 Annual Meeting.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Frequenting roller-coaster rides may lead to intimal tears within the cervical internal carotid artery (ICA), according to a case report published online Nov. 26 in Pediatric Neurology.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Gale Scott
Congress’s new 2015 budget bill effectively lifts the federal ban on medical marijuana. A little-noticed section of the bill bars the federal government from using federal funds to prevent the “distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana” in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Investigators believe they may have identified a potential “off switch” for pain, according to study results published in the journal Brain.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Jeannette Wick
A larger study published ahead of print in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that progesterone’s role in treating TBI was questionable.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Jeannette Wick
A new Danish database analysis in the November 2014 issue of Neurology, indicated increased mortality after ischemic stroke in patients taking older non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that inhibit COX-2 (e.g. diclofenac, etodolac).
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
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