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Could high blood pressure at night have an effect on your brain?

Could high blood pressure at night have an effect on your brain? 1

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Most people’s blood pressure goes down during the night, which doctors call “dipping.” But for some people, especially those with high blood pressure, their nighttime pressure stays the same or even goes up, called “reverse dipping.” A new study shows that people with high blood pressure …

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    Levetiracetam may reduce anticoagulation effect of rivaroxaban

    Levetiracetam may reduce anticoagulation effect of rivaroxaban 2

    A 12 lead ECG showing atrial fibrillation at approximately 150 beats per minute. Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Levetiracetam, a commonly used medication to prevent seizures, may reduce the anticoagulation effect of oral rivaroxaban in humans. As such, clinicians should measure direct oral anticoagulant plasma levels during treatment. A …

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      Nocturnal supervision may have protective effect in SUDEP

      Nocturnal supervision may have protective effect in SUDEP 3

      (HealthDay)—There is limited, very low-certainty evidence of a protective effect for nocturnal supervision against sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), according to a report published online April 2 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Melissa J. Maguire, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., from Leeds General Infirmary in the United Kingdom, and colleagues …

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        Face masks offer slight protective effect from flu-like illness

        Face masks offer slight protective effect from flu-like illness 4

        (HealthDay)—Wearing face masks could be slightly protective against primary infection with influenza-like illness from casual community contact, according to a review that has not yet been peer reviewed and was posted online April 6 at medRxiv.org. Julii Brainard, Ph.D., from Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia in …

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          Study looks at the effect of Medicaid expansion on the substance use disorder treatment workforce

          Study looks at the effect of Medicaid expansion on the substance use disorder treatment workforce 8

          Kosali Simon. Credit: Indiana University Lawmakers have focused a great deal of attention on alleviating the opioid public health crisis, while at the same time addressing across-the-board concerns regarding affordability of healthcare. State level Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act is one of those efforts, which targets low-income non-elderly …

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            Poor mental health both cause and effect of school exclusion

            Poor mental health both cause and effect of school exclusion 10

            Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes. The research, led by the University of Exeter, concluded that a swift response is needed, finding that …

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