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21 Apr, 2017, 13:44 ET Preliminary Study Suggests Possible New Treatment for MS

A small, preliminary study may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Results from the first six people...


19 Apr, 2017, 16:31 ET 150-year-old Drug May Provide 'Off' Time Relief for People with Advanced Parkinson's Disease

New research provides evidence that an old drug may provide relief for people with advanced Parkinson's, according to a study released today that...


19 Apr, 2017, 12:14 ET Cannabis-based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those with Tough-to-treat Epilepsy

Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according...


01 Mar, 2017, 16:36 ET How Can We Predict Whose MS Will Worsen?

In older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without, according...


28 Feb, 2017, 17:18 ET Women May Be at Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion than Men

Women athletes are 50 percent more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released today...


27 Feb, 2017, 16:38 ET Good News for Kids with Epilepsy

There's good news for kids with epilepsy. While several new drugs have come out in the last several years for adults with epilepsy, making those...


26 Feb, 2017, 20:10 ET Living with Children May Mean Less Sleep for Women, But Not for Men

New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having...


23 Feb, 2017, 16:22 ET People with Epilepsy: Tell Us About Rare Risk of Death

People with epilepsy want their health care providers to tell them about a rare risk of death associated with the disorder, according to a...


21 Feb, 2017, 16:18 ET Seizures Tracked with Apple Watch App Linked to Stress, Missed Sleep

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds triggers are often stress and missed sleep, according to a...


20 Feb, 2017, 17:03 ET Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ALS

Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a...


20 Feb, 2017, 00:38 ET Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary...


22 Dec, 2016, 11:26 ET 2017 Neuro Film Festival Introduces New Categories, Expanded Mission

The 2017 Neuro Film Festival, presented by the American Academy of Neurology, is now accepting video submissions. The Neuro Film Festival, now in...


27 Jul, 2016, 16:46 ET AAN: Closure Not Recommended for People with Heart Defect and Stroke

 An updated recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based closure should not be routinely recommended...


07 Jul, 2016, 16:27 ET Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes Six Months After a Concussion

New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the 2016 Sports...


03 Mar, 2016, 16:26 ET Using a Computer, Social Activities Tied to Reduced Risk of Memory Decline

Keeping the brain active with social activities and using a computer may help older adults reduce their risk of developing memory and thinking...


01 Mar, 2016, 16:31 ET Can't Sleep? Street Lights May Be Keeping You Awake

 If your neighborhood is well-lit at night, you may not be sleeping well, according to a study released today that will be presented at the...


29 Feb, 2016, 16:17 ET Does Daylight Saving Time Increase Risk of Stroke?

Turning the clock ahead or back one hour during daylight saving time transitions may be tied to an increased risk of ischemic stroke, but only...


26 Feb, 2016, 16:20 ET Potential Treatment for Huntington's Disease, Found Effective, Safe in Mice, Monkeys, Enters Clinical Testing

A drug that would be the first to target the cause of Huntington's disease (HD) is effective and safe when tested in mice and monkeys, according to...


24 Feb, 2016, 16:24 ET Most Ebola Survivors Examined in Study Experienced Brain Symptoms Six Months After Infection

 Most of the 82 Ebola survivors in a new study from the world's largest Ebola outbreak had brain symptoms more than six months after the...


23 Feb, 2016, 16:25 ET Migraine, Tension Headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked?

 Migraine and tension-type headaches may share genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a preliminary study released...


07 Dec, 2015, 16:46 ET What's Your Story? Now Accepting Entries for 2016 Neuro Film Festival

The American Academy of Neurology is now accepting video entries to its 2016 Neuro Film Festival. The Neuro Film Festival, an online video contest,...


14 Oct, 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)...


26 Jun, 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...


28 Apr, 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...


24 Apr, 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...