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According to Reuters, AbbVie Inc. has won FDA approval for a new Parkinson’s disease treatment three months ahead of schedule. Duopa, a combination of carbidopa and levodopa, has been shown to be effective for 16 hours after a single dose, compared to the four hours that existing medications have been...
According to CBS News, a study published in the journal Pediatrics suggest that the five-day recommended rest after a concussion may actually cause more damage. Not only does the bed rest do little for the patient’s recovery process, it may actually lengthen the duration of concussion symptoms. 99...
Reuters reports that a stem cell treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has seen positive results in clinical trials. A single dose of NurOwn, developed by Israel’s BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, was administered to 14 ALS patients, and nearly all of them received some clinical benefit. Of 12...