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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

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.

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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.

HIV drugs could reduce MS risk, study suggests

HIV drugs could reduce multiple sclerosis risk, say researchers

Drugs used to treat HIV could potentially be used to treat multiple sclerosis in the future, experts have said, after new research showed that people with the virus have a lower risk of MS.

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A&E closures 'significantly' raise death rates, finds study

Closing hospital accident and emergency departments has knock-on effects that lead to more patient deaths, a US study has shown.

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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.

'Safe' stem cell therapy may help stroke recovery

'Safe' stem cell therapy may help stroke recovery

BBC Online today reports that “Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery”.

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