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Amino Acid Deficiency Cause of Brain Degeneration in Huntington’s Disease
The loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine is the cause of degeneration of the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington’s disease, according to a recent study.
Integrated Practice Model Can Improve Adherence to Multiple Sclerosis Therapies
Integrated clinical and specialty pharmacy practice model includes an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Brain Stimulation Improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Patients
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia, according to research published online March 26 in Neurology.
Galanin System Genes Linked to Risk of Depression in Stress
Variants of the stress-inducible neuropeptide and cotransmitter in serotonin and norepinephrine neurons, galanin, and its receptors confers increased risk of depression and anxiety among highly stressed individuals, according to a study published online March 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Americans who've started applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act but can't complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension.
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Variation in Anesthetic Techniques for Carotid Endarterectomy
A majority of anesthesiologists report using intraoperative neuroprotection for carotid endarterectomy, compared to a previous study that reported 22% of anesthesiologists used neuroprotection in 1995.
1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
There were an estimated 648,000 patients with 721,800 health care-associated infections in U.S. acute care hospitals in 2011, according to research published in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Interferon Beta Tied to Spike in Thrombotic Microangiopathy
There has been an unusually high number of cases of thrombotic microangiopathy associated with severe or malignant hypertension in patients with multiple sclerosis who were receiving therapy with recombinant interferon beta, according to a letter to the editor published in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Focal Disruption of Cortical Laminar Architecture in Autism
Most young children with autism have focal disruption of cortical laminar architecture, according to a study published in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Air Pollution Claimed 7 Million Lives in 2012
Air pollution killed about seven million people worldwide in 2012, and more than half of those deaths were caused by indoor smoke from cook stoves, a World Health Organization report says. The U.N. health agency said that heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were the leading causes of air pollution-related deaths, CNN reported.
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