Study evaluates method of remote screening and assessment for cognitive impairment and dementia

In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers evaluated the performance of the electronic Clinical Dementia Rating (eCDR) against that of other clinically administered assessments, including Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR), for cognitive impairment and dementia screening among older adults. Study: Evaluation of the Electronic Clinical Dementia Rating for Dementia Screening. Image

Muvalaplin and Olpasiran Show Promise in Lowering Lp(a)

Investigational muvalaplin (Eli Lilly), the first oral therapy being developed to lower lipoprotein (a) levels, was shown to reduce levels in a phase 1 trial, with no safety concerns, researchers report. In a separate phase 2 study, olpasiran (Amgen), which is given by injection, lowered Lp(a) levels for nearly 1 year after the last dose,

Study Says Tumor Can Be Detected Early Through Breast Milk

Early diagnosis improves the survival and success rates of breast cancer treatment. In a study, researchers found that breast milk can be used as a potential tool for early detection of breast cancer. Researchers from Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Spain found that breast milk from breast cancer patients diagnosed during pregnancy or

Prescribing just a few opioid tablets to patients discharged from emergency departments can ease pain but prevent misuse

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Half of patients discharged from the emergency department need only five tablets or fewer of morphine 5mg or an equivalent opioid pain killer, according to new research presented at the European Emergency Medicine Congress. The recent crisis in opioid abuse has been partly attributed to over-prescription, particularly for chronic pain, and

Study upends common belief in what triggers Parkinson’s disease

A new Northwestern Medicine study challenges a common belief in what triggers Parkinson’s disease. Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons is widely accepted as the first event that leads to Parkinson’s. But the new study suggests that a dysfunction in the neuron’s synapses -; the tiny gap across which a neuron can send an impulse to another

How Docs Are Cutting Their Personal Expenses to Save More

Everyone’s watching their expenses these days, and many doctors are no exception. Physicians who have taken a hit to their income in recent years are looking for ways to reduce unnecessary personal costs, and they’re approaching this goal in several different ways. In Medscape’s Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2023, we asked doctors how they

What Is Botulism? Woman Succumbs To Rare Disease After Consuming Sardines

A woman has died and several others have fallen seriously ill with botulism after consuming sardines at a popular wine bar in France’s southwestern city of Bordeaux. The country’s health authorities said the affected people had all dined at the Tchin Tchin Wine Bar, an organic wine bar in central Bordeaux that is frequented by

Global review reveals ADHD rates in adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A review of studies involving more than 21 million people worldwide has revealed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects a staggering 3% of the global adult population. Disturbingly, nine out of 10 adults diagnosed with ADHD are not receiving the crucial treatment they require. The landmark review led by Curtin University examined

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