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.
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 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.
Individuals in the United States seem not to be sufficiently informed about the health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published online March 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The American Medical Association's (AMA) Accelerating Change in Education initiative is being introduced in 11 medical schools in an effort to shift the focus of education toward real-world practice and competency assessment, according to an AMA report.
The American Academy of Neurology has released evidence-based recommendations for complementary and alternative medicine for multiple sclerosis. The guideline was published in the March 25 issue of Neurology.
Mononuclear cells from natalizumab-treated multiple sclerosis patients harbor JC virus, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Neurology.
Decision-making accuracy can be improved by slightly delaying decision onset, according to a study published online March 5 in PLOS ONE.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has found that evidence is currently insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of universal screening for cognitive impairment in older adults. These findings are presented in a final recommendation statement published online March 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Long-term use of valproic acid is associated with a reduced risk of smoking-related cancers of the head and neck, according to a study published online March 24 in Cancer.