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Acceptance is an important psychological resource that healthcare professionals can tap to improve quality of life (QoL) and mental health in individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI), results of a recent systematic review suggest.
Elvira Manzano, 21 hours ago
Roxadustat improves haemoglobin levels vs placebo and epoetin alfa, with similar safety profile, in 8,000 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related anaemia on- and off-dialysis, according to a pooled efficacy and CV safety analyses of roxadustat, spanning over 13,000 patient exposure years.
3 days ago
Experimentally induced and chronic pains do not have additive negative impacts on attention, and that their underlying mechanisms of action may differ, a recent study has found.
5 days ago
Diabetes mellitus carries an increased hazard of ischaemic stroke in patients with or without atrial fibrillation even in the absence of coronary artery disease (CAD), a study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
Endovascular treatment for ischaemic stroke produces improvements in functional outcome and other clinical, imaging and safety outcome measures. The treatment effect is similar between men and women, with the latter even having more years of healthy life, as shown in the results of two recent studies.
12 Nov 2019
Radiofrequency ablation and neuromodulation modalities for knee osteoarthritis (OA) potentially improve pain, functionality and disease-specific quality of life for up to 3–12 months with minimal localized complications, according to the results of a systematic review.
Natalia Reoutova, 12 Nov 2019

A retrospective, multicentre cohort study has shown that the safety profile of thrombectomy in childhood stroke does not differ from the safety profile in randomized clinical trials for adults, supporting clinicians’ off-label practice of thrombectomy in paediatric patients, in the absence of high-level evidence.

Special Reports
04 May 2018
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders – affecting over 2.3 million people globally – and it is the leading cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults. However,the availability of supportive resources and services for people with MS is scarce in many regions of the world. In Malaysia, the prevalence of MS is estimated at 2-3/100,000; the current Malaysian clinical practice guidelines on the management of MS recommend disease modifying agents, such as interferon-β and teriflunomide, as first-line therapeutic agents. In this article, Dr Singer - in partnership with Sanofi and the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences - shares his insights into managing MS dynamically, highlighting the importance of early intervention in improving patient outcomes.
01 May 2018
CoQ10 isn't as popular as vitamin C or B in our daily lives but it's time to have a closer look at this vital nutrient.
13 Dec 2017
At the Schwabe-Menarini lunch symposium of the 11th International Congress of the Asian Society AgainstDementia (ASAD) 2017 held in Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Ralf Ihl highlighted the role of standardized Gingko biloba extract EGb 761® for the treatment of patients with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Meanwhile, Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah presented clinical findings on the association between cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and dementia, and emphasized the role of EGb 761® in the management of dementia with CVD.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Nov 2016

Blood pressure lowering medications and statins do not prevent cognitive and functional decline in elderly patients, according to results of the HOPE-3 trial* presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2016) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 13 Aug 2019

An active lifestyle, regardless of vascular risk, may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by slowing down cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2019).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 07 Aug 2019

Individuals who identify as sexual or gender minorities (SGM) appear to be at a higher risk of experiencing subjective cognitive decline (SCD) than individuals who identify as cisgender and heterosexual, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2019).

Roshini Claire Anthony, 05 Aug 2019

The use of sleep medications may be associated with the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in older adults, according to two studies presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2019).

Audrey Abella, 01 Aug 2019
Multisensory dysfunction is tied to an increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in older adults, thus underlining the importance of sensory evaluation in this patient subgroup and among those at risk of developing neurodegenerative illnesses, according to studies presented at AAIC 2019.
Pearl Toh, 31 Jul 2019
Biomarkers in the blood may present a new opportunity for developing a simple, noninvasive, and inexpensive screening test for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019.
Audrey Abella, 31 Jul 2019
The odds of experiencing seizures and epileptic seizure recurrence were higher among individuals with vs without dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to data presented at AAIC 2019.

Pearl Toh, 26 Jul 2019
Sex-specific differences in the way brain regions are connected may influence how tau propagates through the brain and thus, differences in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease between men and women; while participating in the workforce may help stave cognitive decline in women, suggest studies presented at AAIC 2019.