BACKGROUND: Ampyra was approved to improve walking in patients with MS. Seizures are a known side effect of Ampyra, and seizure risk increases with higher blood levels of the drug. Ampyra is eliminated from the body through the kidneys, and patients with kidney impairment may develop higher blood levels of the drug, thereby increasing their seizure risk.
A nice article on the topic.
By James Kwak
Usually the New York Times gives reasonably good financial advice—or, at least it avoids giving really bad advice. Today, however, Paul Sullivan’s column borders on the latter. The question is whether to take a pension payout as a lump sum or as an annuity (a guaranteed, fixed amount per year until you die).
Sullivan’s column isn’t all bad. He talks about the importance of being able to manage your money and the need to be comfortable with risk if you take the lump sum. He also points out the annuity (in this case, based on what GM workers are being offered) isn’t indexed to inflation, which is an important consideration. And he doesn’t come down on one side or the other, although he says he would take the lump sum because, he says, “I would rather control the money myself.”
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According to U.S. News & World Report, the average law student graduates with more than $100,000 in student loans. According to the American Bar Association, just over half of those who graduated law school in 2011 have full-time jobs that require a law degree.
I love lists like this one.
HT – Bruce Johnston via LinkedIn
Overall, there was a 20% increased risk for melanoma with any indoor tanning (RR 1.20, 95% CI 1.08 to 1.34), according to Mathieu Boniol, PhD, of the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France, and colleagues.
But the risk nearly doubled when sunbed use began before age 35 (RR 1.87, 95% CI 1.41 to 2.48), they reported online in BMJ.
Sleeping too little or too much, abnormal breathing during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness all were significantly associated with cognitive impairment — years later in some cases.
I’m going to be more productive today. I’m taking a nap.