Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Exenatide treatment alleviated symptoms of depression in patients

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), such as depression, apathy, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and sensory symptoms, can have a greater impact on health-related quality of life than motor deficits. In ...

Ophthalmology

New drug reduces rate of progression of incurable eye disease

An international study including researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found a way to slow the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - one of the most common causes of vision ...

Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure Tx aids those with prediabetes

(HealthDay)—The beneficial effects of intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment are similar among those with prediabetes and fasting normoglycemia, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Diabetes Care.

Cardiology

Worse prognosis for heart failure patients with low osmolality

(HealthDay)—For patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, low osmolality at discharge is associated with worse all-cause mortality and readmission, according to research published in the April 1 issue of ...

Sleep apnea

CPAP reduces risk of death in people with COPD and sleep apnea

A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the mortality rate in people who have both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which the authors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic therapy appears beneficial for patients with COPD

Extended use of a common antibiotic may prolong the time between hospitalizations for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a post-hoc analysis of a multicenter study which compared ...