Considerable funding will be devoted to research into concussion injury and promotion of sports safety, according to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The political alignment of physicians in the United States has shifted from predominantly Republican to predominantly Democrat, based in part on the larger number of women physicians and smaller percentage of physicians practicing solo or in small practices, according to research published online June 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Patients who experience a head injury have an increased risk of receiving a subsequent diagnosis for a psychiatric disorder.
A new government document finds that more than a quarter of the eight million people who signed up for coverage under the Obama Administration's new health care law have "inconsistencies" in the data they supplied.
Bilingualism may have a positive effect on later-life cognition, according to a study published online June 2 in the Annals of Neurology.
Researchers have identified a compound that reduces the levels of a key enzyme that regulates activity in pain receptors, pointing the way to new therapies for treating some forms of back pain, shingles, and other types of chronic neuropathic pain.
For older men and women without dementia, the impact of late-life blood pressure on brain pathology varies with their history of midlife hypertension, according to a study published online June 4 in Neurology.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.
The newer non-ergoline-derived dopaminergic agents appear to cause only minimal endocrine effects when used to treat idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
There is no evidence of an obesity paradox in patients with stroke, suggesting that previous findings were an artifact of selection bias, according to a study published online June 2 in JAMA Neurology.