Time to dial back on diabetes treatment in older patients? Study finds 11 percent are overtreated


Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.

Decreased glucose metabolism in medial prefrontal areas is associated with nutritional status in patients with prodromal and early Alzheimer's disease


A new study shows that hypometabolism in the medial prefrontal areas is specifically associated with Alzheimer’s disease-related nutritional problems, and decrease in fat mass may have a key role.

Scientists discover brain area which can be targeted for treatment in patients with schizophrenia who 'hear voices'


For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain which is involved in ‘hearing voices,’ experienced by many patients with schizophrenia. They have been able to show in a controlled trial that targeting this area with magnetic pulses can improve the condition in some patients.