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Similar but different: New discovery for degenerative diseases

Similar but different: New discovery for degenerative diseases

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have established how two diseases that present in similar ways are in fact quite different. Progressive Supranuclear palsy (PSP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have overlapping symptoms but remain difficult to distinguish Continue reading

New diagnostic tool for dementia diseases

New diagnostic tool for dementia diseases

A new diagnostic tool helps clinicians to differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Presented in the doctoral thesis of MD Miguel Ángel Muñoz Ruiz at the University of Eastern Finland, the new method consists of a Disease State Index combining data from multiple sources, and of a Disease State Fingerprint showing the findings in a visual format. It is estimated that more than 35.6 million people were living with dementia worldwide in 2010 Continue reading

Healthcare professionals must be aware of rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy

Healthcare professionals must be aware of rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy

Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published today (23 May) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist ( TOG ). The review looks at common causes for headaches during pregnancy and the postnatal period, possible conditions that may be associated with headaches and how healthcare professionals should manage the care of the woman appropriately. Continue reading

Healthcare professionals must be aware of rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy

Healthcare professionals must be aware of rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy

Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published today (23 May) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist ( TOG ). The review looks at common causes for headaches during pregnancy and the postnatal period, possible conditions that may be associated with headaches and how healthcare professionals should manage the care of the woman appropriately Continue reading

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

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Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Marijuana use — both natural and synthetic — may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis (CH) a little-known but costly effect that researchers suggest is a serious burden to the health care system as it often leads to expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective treatments in an effort to find the cause of a patient’s symptoms and provide relief, according to two separate case reports unveiled October 22 at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Marijuana use — both natural and synthetic — may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis (CH) a little-known but costly effect that researchers suggest is a serious burden to the health care system as it often leads to expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective treatments in an effort to find the cause of a patient’s symptoms and provide relief, according to two separate case reports unveiled October 22 at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas Continue reading

Psychopaths’ brains show differences in structure and function

Psychopaths’ brains show differences in structure and function

ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2011) — mages of prisoners’ brains show important differences between those who are diagnosed as psychopaths and those who aren’t, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Continue reading

Ability to ride a bike can aid differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in any setting

Ability to ride a bike can aid differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in any setting

ScienceDaily (Oct. 6, 2011) — In a new study published October 6 in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease , Japanese researchers report that the ability to ride a bike can differentiate between atypical parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the environment or situations for bicycling Continue reading

The emotional brain in youth: Research suggests how to diagnose and treat mood disorders in children and adolescents

The emotional brain in youth: Research suggests how to diagnose and treat mood disorders in children and adolescents

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2011) — Recognition of bipolar disorder in adolescents is now clearly established. Continue reading