Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify previously unknown bacterial strain

Clinicians at the Department of Neurology of MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital identified muscle weakness and severe fatigue in a previously healthy patient, to the extent that he was soon confined to a wheelchair. These ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Psychotropic polypharmacy is common in Alzheimer's disease

Up to half of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) use a psychotropic drug, and one in five uses two or more psychotropics concomitantly, according to a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Many patients with Alzheimer's disease discontinue AChEIs

(HealthDay)—Discontinuation of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) for treatment of Alzheimer's disease is common, with adverse effects and cost cited as major factors, according to a study published recently in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

An FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug could help smokers quit

Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt. University of Pennsylvania researchers Rebecca Ashare and Heath Schmidt saw potential ...