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Summary: Structured sleep restriction may help improve sleep quality and reduce fatigue for adults with primary insomnia.


Strength of Recommendation = C

Strength Of Recommendation C

Summary: Evidence from electronic medical record (EMR) and pharmacy claims data for Medicare beneficiaries, suggests that for patients initiating treatment with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) (specifically, lonazepam, gabapentin, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, or zonisamide) use of a generic AED is associated with a… 36 more words

Strength Of Recommendation B

Summary: For patients with lumbosacral radicular pain due to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, treatment with gabapentin (up to 1200 mg three times daily) may provide provide the same degree of improvement in leg pain as a lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI) when assessed at 3 months, without the need for an interventional procedure and potentially at lower cost. 11 more words

Strength Of Recommendation B

Summary: For acute migraine headache, the combination of acetaminophen 500 mg + aspirin 500 mg +caffeine 130 mg (AAC) may be significantly more effective than sumatriptan 50 mg in the early treatment of migraine (specifically, AAC may provide significantly greater pain intensity reduction, may significantly reduce the need for rescue medication, and may lead to an increased likelihood of patients reporting little or no functional disability due to migraine). 12 more words

Strength Of Recommendation B

Summary: Metoclopramide is more effective than placebo for treatment of migraine headache, metoclopramide shows mixed effectiveness when compared with other single agents for treatment of migraine, and combination treatments for migraine that include metoclopramide might be more effective than comparison treatments for pain, nausea, and relapse outcomes. 12 more words

Strength Of Recommendation A

How Turmeric Can Regenerate A Damaged Brain | Boost Brain’s Stem Cells

Published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, this recent study both showcases yet another benefit of turmeric while providing evidence that the magic compound “curcumin” within turmeric isn’t the only compound responsible for the spice’s health benefits. 71 more words


Ex-priest who volunteered for blood drug trial sues pharmaceutical firm for more than £1million after suffering 'catastrophic' brain damage

From Mail Online, by Jo MacFarlane, Jan 2015

A former priest is suing a pharmaceutical company for more than £1million for ‘catastrophic’ brain injuries he developed after taking an experimental new drug. 409 more words