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Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.

"Zombie" outbreak in New York City caused by ultrapotent cannabinoid use

The potency of synthetic cannabinoids is consistent with strong depressant effects that account for "zombie-like" behavior.

Restless legs syndrome: a new practice guideline

Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.

Dementia rates decline over the last decade in the United States

The prevalence of dementia dropped about 24% between 2000 and 2012.

Rate of diagnoses for ADHD stabilizing among preschoolers

Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend behavior therapy as the first-line therapy for preschoolers.

The FDA approves first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Data showed an increase in dystrophin production that could predict clinical benefit among patients with DMD.

Lead poisoning: Current practice guidelines

An aging national infrastructure and paint in old homes increase the risk for lead poisoning and significant health-related problems in children and adults.

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.

Early interferon beta-1b treatment beneficial in patients with multiple sclerosis

Results of the BENEFIT 11 trial show that many clinical outcomes were improved with earlier interferon beta-1b treatment.

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Neurology Opinion

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

OSA treatment linked to depression improvement

Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.

Clinical Feature

Managing concussion in primary care

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

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