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A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings
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
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
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
Scientists say they have discovered how to “switch off” autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a US study has shown.
Tiny particles of gold could hold the key to treating the most common form of brain cancer, scientists have said.
A sensitive urine test can identify the human form of mad cow disease in people showing no symptoms.
Two new nurse specialists have joined the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust to help improve care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.