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Few UK people likely to be suitable for new Alzheimer’s drugs when they come on stream

Written by | 13 Jun 2024

Few people in the UK with early stage Alzheimer’s disease are likely to be suitable for the latest drugs which aim to halt progress of the condition, yet […]

Study examines prescribing patterns of drug associated with cognitive impairment

Written by | 2 Jun 2024

Many adults with diabetes and the associated complication of peripheral neuropathy, which can be painful as well as harmful, are often prescribed drugs at doses and for durations […]

Erectile dysfunction drugs appear to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

Written by | 13 Feb 2024

Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) used to treat erectile dysfunction might also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease onset, researchers reported on Feb. 7, 2024 in Neurology. “Although […]

Variety of drugs top ibuprofen for migraine

Written by | 7 Dec 2023

Triptan, ergot and anti-emetic medications appear to be two to five times more effective than ibuprofen for treating migraine, researchers reported on Nov. 29, 2023 in Neurology. “There […]

Cheap medicines prevented migraine as well as expensive ones

Written by | 21 Nov 2023

Migraine is more than just a headache. Often the pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and sound sensitivity. Chronic migraine can be disabling and may prevent […]

Study shows nearly 300% increase in ADHD medication errors

Written by | 29 Sep 2023

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2019, nearly 10% of United States (U.S.) children had a diagnosis of ADHD. Approximately 3.3 million […]

Melatonin and its derivatives enhance long-term object recognition memory

Written by | 23 Aug 2023

Multiple studies have demonstrated the memory-enhancing effects of melatonin and its derivatives in animal models. It is also known that the formation of both short- and long-term memories […]

How do testosterone’s effects on the brain change from adolescence into adulthood?

Written by | 14 Jul 2023

Higher testosterone levels during adolescence are associated with increased involvement of the brain’s anterior prefrontal cortex (aPFC) in emotion control, but the opposite effect occurs during adulthood. In […]

Ketamine nasal spray may prove safe and effective treatment for refractory migraine

Written by | 3 Jun 2023

Ketamine taken in the form of a nasal spray may prove a safe and effective treatment for refractory chronic migraine, suggests a single centre study, published in the […]

Atogepant shows efficacy for prevention of migraine

Written by | 14 May 2023

Atogepant, an oral drug approved in the US for the prevention of episodic migraine treatment appears to also be effective for the prevention of chronic migraine. The findings of […]

New drug to lower brain pressure could treat blinding IIH headaches, trial finds

Written by | 15 Mar 2023

Patients with ‘blinding’ headaches known as Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension (IIH) could be treated with an injectable peptide used for type 2 diabetes, a new trial has found. The […]

Diabetes drug appears to help prevent dementia

Written by | 19 Feb 2023

New research shows that patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes who received treatment with the diabetes drug pioglitazone were less likely to go on to develop dementia […]

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