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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

New research sheds light on Parkinson's risk

New genetics research could shed light on Parkinson's risk

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson’s could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.

Aspirin 'can help at-risk mothers'

Aspirin 'can help at-risk mothers' during pregnancy

Taking low doses of aspirin in early pregnancy and calcium supplements in the latter stages can help prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in mothers at risk of the condition, research has found.

Many Alzheimer's cases 'avoidable' through lifestyle changes

A third of Alzheimer’s cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study.

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Hostility and chronic stress increases stroke risk, warn researchers

Stress, hostility and depression can significantly increase the chances of middle-aged and older adults having a stroke, US researchers have found.

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Music 'might aid stroke recovery'

Playing musical instrument 'might aid stroke recovery'

Stroke victims could make a quicker journey on the road to recovery if they take up a musical instrument, UK researchers have claimed.

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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.

Blood test for Alzheimer’s 'no better than coin toss'

Blood test for Alzheimer’s 'no better than coin toss'

“Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start of the dementia with 87% accuracy,” BBC News reports.

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