White matter hyperintensities and ventricular enlargement in midlife were tied to later-life dementia. (Neurology)
Physicians who received opioid-specific promotional payments tended to prescribe substantially larger quantities of opioids, especially hydrocodone and oxycodone. (Addiction)
But clamping down on opioid prescribing is hurting pain patients, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times argued.
Brain vital signs from portable EEGs showed undetected neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players with concussions. (Brain)
Reducing racial and ethnic barriers to care can help reduce neurodisparity, the American Academy of Neurology said. (Neurology)
The FDA approved the first generic version of the anti-seizure drug vigabatrin (Sabril) for adult and pediatric epilepsy patients.
Postoperative delirium was not linked with a statistically significant decrease in long-term cognition, a study at a single academic center found. (JAMA Surgery)
The herbicide linuron, commonly used with other agents to control grass and weeds, may be a potential environmental risk factor for neurological inflammation and multiple sclerosis, new research suggested. (Cell)
Anti-seizure meds were linked to more hospital days for people with Alzheimer’s disease. (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)