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Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk...
SOURCES: Michael Goldacre, BM, BCh, F.F.P.H., F.R.C.P., professor, public health, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; James Hendrix, Ph.D., director, global science initiatives, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago; Walter Rocca, M.D., professor, epidemiology and neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; March 1, 2017, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
3/2/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- People with autoimmune diseases -- conditions that cause a person's immune system to turn against the body -- appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests.

Researchers found that 18 out of 25 different autoimmune disease...

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Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines...
SOURCES: Robin Kaye, M.D., Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.; Suzanne Hagler, M.D., director, headache center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami; March 5, 2017, presentation, Society of Interventional Radiology meeting, Washington, D.C.
3/6/2017

SUNDAY, March 5, 2017 -- Kids and teens who suffer with migraines may find relief from a nasal "nerve block" that's commonly used in adults with the debilitating headaches, a new study suggests.

During the procedure, a catheter is placed in each nostril and i...

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Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain...
SOURCES: David Yarnitsky, M.D., chair, neurology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; Richard Lipton, M.D., director, Montefiore Headache Center and professor of neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City; March 1, 2017, Neurology, online
3/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- A wireless arm patch may be a promising new treatment for migraine headaches, researchers report.

Rubber electrodes and a chip in the patch produce electric impulses that block pain signals from reaching the brain, the study authors said.

When a migrain...

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