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Mortality Attributed to Alzheimer’s Larger than Reported
Deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease dementia are much larger than what is reported on death certificates and may rival heart disease and cancer.
Assay Has High Specificity for Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
A prototype blood-based assay shows high specificity for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, according to a study published online March 3 in JAMA Neurology.
Increased Use-Dependent Plasticity With Chronic Insomnia
People with chronic insomnia have increased use-dependent plasticity relative to age-matched good sleepers, according to a study published in the March issue of SLEEP.
Cutaneous Reactions to Disease-Modifying Multiple Sclerosis Therapies Are Common, but Do Not Appear to Affect Generic Quality-of-Life Scores
Cutaneous reactions occurred in most participants in a Netherlands-based multiple sclerosis therapy study, lowering dermatologic-specific quality-of-life scores.
Dimethyl Fumarate Has Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidative Effects in Multiple Sclerosis
In addition to its recognized anti-inflammatory effects, dimethyl fumarate also produces antioxidative effects that may be neuroprotective.
About half a million deaths in the United States may be attributable to Alzheimer's disease, more than five times as many as previously reported and similar to the number of deaths from heart disease and cancer, according to a study published online March 5 in Neurology.
AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Medical schools are beginning to change their curriculum to address ways to eliminate health disparities, according to the American Medical Association.
Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Prescription Adherence
Value-based insurance design plans with certain features aside from solely lowering cost sharing can increase medication adherence, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Pain Experts Poke Holes in Published Clinical Treatment Guidelines
Although they have all participated in the development of treatment guidelines for a variety of pain conditions, 3 comprehensive pain experts openly acknowledged and discussed the practical limitations of published evidence-based recommendations during the closing session of the American Academy of Pain Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting.
Mindfulness-based Pain Care Provides Opioid Taper Support
Even if a chronic pain patient had been taking opioid medications exactly as prescribed, it would still be possible for the patient to experience negative cognitive and emotional responses to dose tapering that could amplify sensory pain and lead to opioid addiction.
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