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Comparing Tools for Measuring Stages in Progressive MS
There are many ways of figuring out what stage of illness a patient with MS is experiencing and if relapse is likely. Researchers evaluated several.
A recent study found that daily, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is safe and may help subacute stroke patients regain motor control in the paralytic hand.
The prevalence of vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia are increasing among the elderly. This presents a diagnostic problem, as about 40 percent of patients have coincident vascular cognitive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease pathologic processes
“We have shown for the first time that the correlation between ADHD symptoms and binge eating in women depends mainly on a common hereditary susceptibility for the two disorders,” Johansson Capusan explained. “Much of the correlation between alcohol dependence and ADHD can also be explained by genetic factors."
As one of the most popular movie franchises in history, Star Wars has reached a wide range of people across the globe. Some have seen ways to apply lessons from the movies to help in the diagnosis of mental health patients.
As smartphones become more prevalent throughout society, work is being done to see how they can help with patient health in ways that previously were not possible.
Researchers have found an increased basal ganglia perivascular spaces is associated with a reduced plasma markers of endothelial function.
Recent research from the Duquesne University School of Nursing has shown that a relatively low-intensity intervention delivered in community settings led to significant improvements in diet, activity and general health among participants. This type of intervention approach can play a key role in promoting aging in place and preventing transition to a higher level of care.
While rates of overall use of prescription opioid use among young people for nonmedical reasons either dropped or remained relatively unchanged between 2002 and 2014, the development of use disorders later in life increased dramatically.

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