For patients with restless legs syndrome, pregabalin treatment is associated with improved treatment outcomes versus placebo and with lower augmentation than that seen with 0.5 mg pramipexole, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients who are free of dementia but have 2 parents with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease may show signs of the disease in brain scans several years, if not decades, before they display clinical symptoms.
Hospitalizations for stroke and associated death rates may increase with changes in environmental temperature and dew point, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego.
Herpes exposure is a significant predictor for pediatric arterial ischemic stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego. In a second study presented at the conference, researchers found that few caregivers consider the possibility of stroke with onset of neurological symptoms among children.
Adding uric acid to standard thrombolytic therapy may reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients.
Recommendations for preparticipation physical examinations have been updated and standardized, according to a position statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.
Acute cocaine use is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke among young adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego.
Medium-sized companies will have another year before they have to provide employees with health insurance or face tax penalties, the Obama administration announced Monday.
Researchers report that sleep apnea may be quite prevalent but under-recognized in patients with multiple sclerosis, and may significantly contribute to fatigue in these patients.
A proverb assessment modeling study compares the theoretical influence of a statin a day versus an apple a day on the primary prevention of vascular disease.