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H. Pylori Might Curb MS Risk in Women
A new study indicates that infection with Helicobacter pylori might lower the risk of multiple sclerosis, at least in women. Pharmaceutical products could provide a novel means of treatment.
Sleep Protein Curbs Neuron Death in Parkinson
Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.
Migraine Preventative Butterbur Has Safety Concerns
Despite butterbur’s potential efficacy, doubts are increasing about its long-term safety given of the risk of liver damage and the lack of an actively regulated preparation.
Stratifying PML Risk in Multiple Sclerosis
The risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in patients receiving Tysabri for MS is a concern about this otherwise extremely effective therapy.
Immunosuppression, Stem Cells Halt MS
HDIT/HCT could induce sustained remission and neurological improvements in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Stroke Risk Tied to Subjective Memory Complaints
Inquiring about memory in older persons during routine clinical examination may identify persons who might be at higher risk for stroke.
Most Effective Acute Migraine Drugs
This report reflects the changing nature of guidelines toward evidence-based treatment rather than expert opinion. A companion piece will help translate evidence-based guidelines to clinical practice.
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