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Preliminary Study Suggests Drug May Help Babies with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study suggests that an investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy. The open-label study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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A Single Concussion May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have been diagnosed with a mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, may have a 56 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the April 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Neurological, Psychiatric Disorders

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study shows that individual brain networks are remarkably stable from day to day and while undertaking different tasks, suggesting that finding differences between individuals could help diagnose brain disorders or diseases.

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Early First Deployment, or Short Time Between Deployments, Increases Risk for Attempting Suicide in Soldiers

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide during or after their second deployment, according to a study published April 18.

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Article ID: 692988

Peer Support Specialists Offer Experienced-Based Help to Hospital Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Peer support specialists are people with a history of substance use disorder or mental illness who are in recovery and have been trained to provide personal, experience-based guidance and assistance to others with similar problems.

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds No Evidence That Anesthesia in Young Children Lowers Intelligence

Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia several times as small children: Although their intelligence is comparable, they score modestly lower on tests measuring fine motor skills, and their parents are more likely to report behavioral and learning problems. The findings are published in Anesthesiology

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When Others Fail, New Migraine Treatment May Work

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a drug called erenumab, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Depression Brings Relief to UTHealth Patient

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Much to her relief, a patient at UTHealth in Houston was one of the first people in North America to undergo an experimental treatment option for people struggling with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

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Researchers Find Resilience Counteracts Effects of Childhood Abuse and Neglect on Health

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have determined that psychological resilience has a positive effect on health outcomes for people living with schizophrenia. This is the first study to quantitatively assess the effects of both childhood trauma and psychological resilience on health and metabolic function in people living with schizophrenia. The findings are published in the April 17 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond.

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