Levodopa-induced complications can lead to significant worsening of quality of life (QoL) in Asian patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), necessitating that clinicians monitor their patients closely and promptly manage such complications, according to a longitudinal local study.
Restarting antiplatelet therapy in survivors of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH)-related stroke is safe without raising their risk of a recurrent ICH, contrary to the commonly perceived risk of a recurrence with an antithrombotic drug, the RESTART* trial has shown.
Infection could be a risk factor for stroke, with the risk for ischaemic stroke particularly high among individuals who had a urinary tract infection (UTI) 7 days prior, according to a recently published report.
Catching any type of infection, including those that affect the urinary and respiratory tracts and sepsis, could increase the chances of having subsequent acute ischaemic stroke, according to a recent study.
High intake of red meat during midlife was associated with a greater risk of cognitive impairment later in life among Chinese adults, according to data from approximately 20 years of follow-up of the Singapore Chinese Health Study (SCHS) cohort.
Most of older adults in Singapore maintain close relationships with family and/or relative and connect less with friends and neighbours, as reported in a recent study. However, having a larger social support network confers greater protection against the risk of developing dementia as compared with being in the family-dependent social support network type. Meanwhile, there is no significant association between social support network typology and depression.
Long working hours are associated with an increased risk of stroke, particularly among those exposed to long working hours for 10 years or more and in young people, according to the results of a large general population study.
Midazolam nasal spraydelivers prompt and prolonged seizure control with a favourable safety profile in the outpatient treatment of patients experiencing a seizure cluster, according to the results of the phase III ARTEMIS-1* trial.