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15-Jul-2024 5:00 PM EDT
How Effective Is MS Medication Across Racial and Ethnic Groups?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

For people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has found that the drug ofatumumab is more effective than teriflunomide at helping people across racial and ethnic groups reach a period of no disease activity. The study is published in the July 17, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

15-Jul-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Uninsured, Hispanic People Less Likely to Be Referred to Care After Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Insurance coverage, ethnicity and location may all play a role in a person’s ability to receive care after a stroke, according to a study published in the July 17, 2024, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

8-Jul-2024 1:00 PM EDT
Can We Predict How Fast Cognitive Decline Will Occur with Early Alzheimer’s?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study looks at predicting how quickly people with early Alzheimer’s disease will experience cognitive decline. The study is published in the July 10, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. It also looked at how the new drugs recently approved for the disease may reduce decline.

Newswise: Study reveals racial disparities in Huntington’s disease diagnoses
Released: 9-Jul-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Study reveals racial disparities in Huntington’s disease diagnoses
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research led by UCLA Health revealed that Black patients with Huntington's disease in the U.S. and Canada received their diagnoses, on average, one year later compared to White patients after symptoms first appear.

27-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Can Inflammation in Early Adulthood Affect Memory, Thinking in Middle Age?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having higher levels of inflammation in your 20s and 30s may be linked to having memory and thinking problems at middle age, according to a study published in the July 3, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood.

24-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Could Preventative Drug Be Effective in People with Migraine and Rebound Headache?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A drug used to prevent migraine may also be effective in people with migraine who experience rebound headaches, according to a new study published in the June 26, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

24-Jun-2024 9:35 AM EDT
Do People Who Exercise More Have a Lower Risk of ALS?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Moderate levels of physical activity and fitness may be linked to a reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) later in life, according to a new study published in the June 26, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

13-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Common Prostate Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Certain drugs used to treat urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate may be associated with a reduced risk of dementia with Lewy bodies, according to a study published in the June 19, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

7-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Does Having a Child with Low Birth Weight Increase a Person’s Risk of Dementia?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who give birth to infants less than 5.5 pounds may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life than people who give birth to infants who do not have a low birth weight, according to a study published in the June 12, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

7-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults Linked to Thinking, Memory Problems in Midlife
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who experience prolonged depressive symptoms starting in young adulthood may have worse thinking and memory skills in middle age, according to a study published in the June 12, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

30-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Could Taking Certain Drugs Reduce Risk of Ruptured Brain Aneurysm?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study suggests that people who take a few common drugs may have a decreased risk of having a bleeding stroke due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. The study is published in the June 5, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

23-May-2024 4:00 PM EDT
Do Epilepsy Medications Taken During Pregnancy Affect a Child’s Creativity?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

While older drugs for epilepsy, taken while pregnant, have been shown in previous research to affect the creative thinking of children, a new study finds no effects on creativity for children born to those taking newer epilepsy drugs. This study is published in the May 29, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

23-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
First Hints of Memory Problems Associated with Changes in the Brain
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who report early memory problems and whose partners also suspect they have memory problems have higher levels of tau tangles in the brain, a biomarker associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the May 29, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

20-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Eating More Ultra-processed Foods Tied to Cognitive Decline, Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.

22-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Subtle cognitive decline precedes end to driving for older adults
Washington University in St. Louis

Even slight cognitive changes can affect an older person’s decision to stop driving, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that routine cognitive testing — in particular, the kind of screening designed to pick up the earliest, most subtle decline — could help older adults and their physicians make decisions about driving that maximizes safety while preserving independence as long as possible.

13-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline has been issued to help neurologists and other clinicians determine the best antiseizure medications for people with epilepsy who may become pregnant.

3-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Study: Neuropathy Very Common, Underdiagnosed
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neuropathy, the nerve damage that causes pain and numbness in the feet and hands and can eventually lead to falls, infection and even amputation, is very common and underdiagnosed, according to a study published in the May 8, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

25-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Nonmotor Seizures May Be Missed in Children, Teens
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Children and teens may experience nonmotor seizures for months or years before being seen in an emergency department for a more obvious seizure that includes convulsions, according to a study published in the May 1, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

18-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
For Immigrants to Canada, Risk of MS Increases with Proportion of Life Spent There
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Immigrants to Canada who have spent a greater proportion of their lives in Canada have a greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than people who have spent a smaller proportion of their lives there, according to a study published in the April 24, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that an increased proportion of life in Canada causes MS; it only shows an association.



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