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AMA Moves to Ban Direct-To-Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads

According to the AMA, direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned. [More…]

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New Study of Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

Call for guidelines for the use of antipsychotic drugs by people with dementia in nursing homes. New study suggests regular scrutiny of prescriptions and targeted education for physicians and nurses. [more…]

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Does Sports Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

Research presented at AAN Sports Concussion Conference this month,  suggests that concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at baseline testing. [More…]

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Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis

According to Richard A. Friedman, MD, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, “American psychiatry is facing a quandary: Despite a vast investment in basic neuroscience research and its rich intellectual promise, we have little to show for it on the treatment front.”[More…]

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ADHD Drug Can Improve Cognition in Menopause

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Psychopharmacology showed that menopausal women who took lisdexamfetamine showed improvement in both subjective and objective measures of cognitive decline that are often experienced at menopause. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Menopause . News . Women
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Preventive Neuroradiology in Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline

A new review published online in American Journal of Neuroradiology highlights the concept that cognitive decline can be identified early and prevented by applying quantitative brain imaging techniques. [More]

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NY Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

Rather than accepting medical students who majored in biology or chemistry, Mt Sinai New York have accepted applicants who came through a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed. As undergraduates, they majored in things like English or history or medieval studies. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Education . Medical Education . News . NIMH
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