November 01, 2010
Health Tip: Explaining Frontotemporal Dementia
Frontotemporal dementia is caused by
shrinking parts of the brain that affect cognitive functions
including memory, awareness, perception and behavior. It was once
known as Pick's disease.
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes:
Any athlete believed to have
suffered a concussion should be removed from play until evaluated
by a physician who is trained in assessing and managing sports
concussions, says a new position statement issued by the American
Academy of Neurology.
Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder
Afinitor (everolimus) has
received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA)
associated with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder.
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
Among children hospitalized
with the pandemic H1N1 flu last year in California, more than
one-fourth ended up in intensive care units or died, California
Department of Public Health researchers report.
Teflaro Sanctioned for Bacterial Infections
The injected antibiotic
Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration to treat bacterial infections including
community acquired bacterial pneumonia and methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the agency said in a news