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Family history of Alzheimer’s doubles risk

Relatives of people with Alzheimer’s disease are more than twice as likely to develop abnormal brain pathology associated with the condition compared with individuals who don’t have a family history of the disease, a recent study in PLOS ONE said. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . Dementia . MCI . News
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Bipolar Disorder – A Focus on Depression

Live today,  neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand Bipolar Disorder – A Focus on Depression. [More…]

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We Stlil Can Raed Words Wehn Teh Lettres Are Jmbuled Up?

Researchers have taken an important step towards understanding how the human brain ‘decodes’ letters on a page to read words. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Neuroscience . News
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HIPAA gets tougher on physicians

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final omnibus rule to strengthen the patient privacy protections established by the 1996 HIPPA. Including increased security and privacy for patients. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | News . Professionalism
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Increased Doctor Workloads Can Compromise Patient Safety

A survey published in JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed that 40 percent of doctors believe that the number of patients that visited them over a period of one month often exceeded safe levels. 36 percent of these doctors reported a frequency of more than once a week. [More…]

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Chronic pain medicines should come with behavioral pacts

A great deal of research suggests that physicians are not good at predicting who will misuse pain medication. AMA MedNews [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Addiction . Chronic Pain . News . Pain
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FDA Offers Draft Guidance on Abuse-deterrent Opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a draft guidance document to assist industry in developing new formulations of opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties. It describes the FDA’s current thinking about the studies that should be conducted to demonstrate that a given formulation has abuse-deterrent properties, how those studies will be evaluated by the […]

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By R Kennedy | Addiction . Drugs . News . Opioids
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Text messaging to enhancing adherence in schizophrenia

A study in Psychiatric Research demonstrated that an SMS-based intervention seems feasible and acceptable for enhancing medication adherence in patients with schizophrenia. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Adherence . News . Schizophrenia
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