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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fenfluramine (Fintepla, Zogenix) oral solution, a Schedule IV controlled substance, for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in children age 2 years and older.

Patients who took amlodipine as part of an antihypertensive regimen experienced significantly fewer strokes over two decades, new long-term results from the ASCOT study show. This group showed an 18% decrease in stroke incidence compared with others taking an atenolol-based regimen.

Treatment with hookworm larvae was well tolerated in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and although the primary outcome was not met there was some evidence of a beneficial therapeutic effect in the first randomized clinical trial to evaluate such an approach.

Neurofilament light (NfL) and microRNAs (miRNAs) can help to predict the course that multiple sclerosis (MS) will take for individuals, according to two new studies published in Neurology and Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. The markers could help to identify progressive disease and facilitate treatment decisions.

A new analysis shows that rates of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have not fallen during recent years, as has been seen with ischemic stroke, and rates appear to be increasing in the elderly.