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New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
NICE has issued guidance on how to support the long-term rehabilitation and care of people living with stroke
Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment
The management of atrial fibrillation is often complex, and can involve a variety of drugs as well as surgery to reduce the risks associated with it, especially stroke
A brain scanning technique has “far-reaching” potential for predicting the fate of severely brain damaged vegetative patients, research has shown.
Poorer people who suffer from strokes are more likely to receive a sub-standard level of care, suggests a new study by UK researchers.
An intravenous drug that is taken once a year over two years looks set to gain official approval as a new treatment option for multiple sclerosis.
A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.
The current and recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat among older adults, a study has found.
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“Blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s,” was the headline used by BBC News, the Daily Mail and The Guardian today. Similar coverage was seen across many of the front pages of other newspapers.