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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

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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

Breakthrough hope for MS treatment

Breakthrough hope for MS treatment

Scientists say they have discovered how to “switch off” autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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Magnetic field treatment has 'potential' to treat memory disorders

Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a US study has shown.

Gold therapy hope for brain cancer

Gold therapy may offer hope for treating brain cancer

Tiny particles of gold could hold the key to treating the most common form of brain cancer, scientists have said.

Test developed to detect mad cow disease

Test developed to detect 'mad cow disease' in humans

A sensitive urine test can identify the human form of mad cow disease in people showing no symptoms.

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New Parkinson’s nurse specialists appointed in Devon

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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'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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