American Academy of Neurology says police must end use of neck restraints

(HealthDay)—Chokeholds, strangleholds, and other neck restraints should no longer be used in U.S. law enforcement, a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (ANN) says. At a minimum, federal, state and local law enforcement and policymakers should classify neck restraints as a form of deadly force. “Because of the inherently dangerous nature of these techniques, and because there […]

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Study shows decline in subarachnoid hemorrhage hospitalizations during COVID-19 pandemic

New research led by investigators from Boston Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital demonstrates the significant decline in hospitalizations for neurological emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – bleeding in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain – hospitalizations declined 22.5 percent during the study period, which is consistent with the […]

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