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Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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Improving support for patients with aphasia

Improving support for patients with aphasia Subscription Required

Aphasia can put patients’ sense of self and relationship-building skills at risk. Nurses must recognise how aphasia affects patients’ whole lives to provide high-quality care

Identifying parents with learning disabilities

Identifying parents with learning disabilities Subscription Required

Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities

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New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

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

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

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

Quarter of women unaware of stroke mortality risk

One in eight women in the UK are unaware that they could suffer a stroke even though they are three times more deadly than breast cancer, a poll has found.

Eye test could speed-up Alzheimer's diagnosis

Simple eye test could speed-up Alzheimer's diagnosis

Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia stigma stops people seeking support

Dementia stigma stops older people seeking help and support

A quarter of people diagnosed with dementia hide the fact for fear of being stigmatised, according to a new report.

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Changes in gait could be early warning for Parkinson's

Changes in the way people walk could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

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New specialist nurse to improve epilepsy care in NE Lincs

An epilepsy nurse specialist has been welcomed as a first for Grimsby.

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'Brain injuries remain largely invisible' Subscription Required

Without the specialist help he recieved following a traumatic brain injury, Mikey believes he would not be able to continue studying to be a nurse

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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

“Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases,” reports the Mail Online.

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