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Vidyya Medical News Service For 01-November-2000:

A new analysis of head injuries among World War II veterans links serious head injury in early adulthood with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in later life. The study, by researchers at Duke University and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), also suggests that the more severe the head injury, the greater the risk of developing AD.

The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network launched a year ago by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with grants to six research facilities has been expanded to include an additional five regional research centers and a total of almost 70 community based treatment programs.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced the availability of a summary of an evidence report on the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.) The objectives of the AHRQ report are to assess the evidence currently available on the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of acute exacerbation of COPD, and on the use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients with acute respiratory failure secondary to acute exacerbation of COPD. Get the summary in today's issue.

Vidyya has been monitoring the Ebola situation in Uganda. As of 1 November, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has reported cumulative figures of 251 cases including 80 deaths from the Ebola virus.

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