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Factors Associated With Thyroid Cancer Overtreatment Identified

One-fourth of patients receive unnecessary treatment with radioactive iodine after surgery for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of Surgical Oncology.

EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Harm in Children

Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

Novel PET Staging System May Help Monitor Alzheimer Disease

A staging system of β-amyloid accumulation may be useful for monitoring patients throughout the course of Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Neurology to coincide with the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held from July 14 to 18 in Los Angeles.

Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose

Early electroencephalography reliably predicts the outcome of comatose patients after cardiac arrest, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Neurology.

Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline

Greater physical activity and lower vascular risk are associated with slower β-amyloid-related cognitive decline in clinically normal older adults, according to a study published online July 16 in JAMA Neurology to coincide with the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held from July 14 to 18 in Los Angeles.

MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period

Exposure to a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia does not seem to increase the risk for postoperative multiple sclerosis relapse, according to a study published online June 25 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Risk for Arterial Hypertension Up With Air Pollutant Exposure

For individuals living in multistory houses, residential exposure to air pollutants is associated with an increased risk for arterial hypertension, according to a study published online June 24 in the Journal of Public Health.

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