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Feb 26, 2015, 17:15 ET

Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of MS?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:18 ET

Helmet Add-Ons May Not Lower Concussion Risk in Athletes

Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk...

Feb 24, 2015, 18:25 ET

Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study released today will be...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:01 ET

Resistance to Aspirin Tied to More Severe Strokes

 People who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes than people who still respond to the drug, according...

Feb 23, 2015, 00:21 ET

Experimenting Preteens May Have Different Brain Processes

 Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of preteens who do not, according to a...

Feb 20, 2015, 10:30 ET

People with Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Key Nutrients

Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate from food and...

Feb 18, 2015, 19:25 ET

Help for People with Muscle Cramps?

A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis...

Oct 14, 2014, 14:00 ET

Guideline Offers Direction in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)...

Jun 26, 2014, 18:23 ET

Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht Named Spokesperson for American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation have named Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with...

Apr 28, 2014, 16:28 ET

AAN Issues Findings on Use of Medical Marijuana in Treatment of Certain Brain Diseases

A review by the American Academy of Neurology of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain...

Apr 24, 2014, 17:11 ET

Study Suggests Targeting B Cells May Help with MS

A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease...

Apr 24, 2014, 10:03 ET

Study Examines Risk of Early Death for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and...

Apr 23, 2014, 09:55 ET

New Drugs Offer Hope for Migraine Prevention

Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's...

Apr 21, 2014, 16:10 ET

Narrowing of Neck Artery Without Warning May Signal Memory and Thinking Decline

 For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to...

Apr 21, 2014, 15:15 ET

Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be In Your Genes

 Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study...

Mar 25, 2014, 11:54 ET

Guideline: Medical Marijuana in Pill Form or Oral Spray May Ease Some MS Symptoms; Little Evidence Other Complementary or Alternative Therapies Work

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine...

Feb 27, 2014, 16:42 ET

Do Obesity, Birth Control Pills Raise Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

The role of the so-called "obesity hormone" leptin and hormones used for birth control in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) is examined in...

Feb 26, 2014, 16:55 ET

More Evidence That Vision Test on Sidelines May Help Diagnose Concussion

A simple vision test performed on the sidelines may help determine whether athletes have suffered a concussion, according to a study released today...

Feb 24, 2014, 19:15 ET

Study: Heart Attacks, Stroke at Work Often Follow Vigorous Physical Activity

Firefighters who died of heart attacks and other vascular problems such as stroke while on the job were most often doing vigorous physical activity...

Feb 23, 2014, 16:25 ET

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Found in Five California Children

 Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report...