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Feb 20, 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...


Feb 20, 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...


Dec 22, 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...


Jul 27, 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...


Jul 07, 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...


Mar 03, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Feb 29, 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...


Feb 26, 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...


Feb 24, 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...


Feb 23, 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...


Dec 07, 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,...


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...


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 21, 2014, 16:46 ET Antibody May Be Detectable in Blood Years Before MS Symptoms Appear

An antibody found in the blood of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms,...


Feb 19, 2014, 17:23 ET Does More Stress Equal More Headaches?

A new study provides evidence for what many people who experience headache have long suspected—having more stress in your life leads to more...


Feb 17, 2014, 17:00 ET How Well Do Football Helmets Protect Players from Concussions?

A new study finds that football helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, or rotational...


May 15, 2013, 11:22 ET Actor John O'Hurley Hosts New AAN Epilepsy Video

 Television actor and "Dancing with the Stars" winner John O'Hurley is the host of Epilepsy: A Guide for Patients and Families, the latest free...


Mar 22, 2013, 22:00 ET Neuro Film Festival Unveils 2013 Contest Winners

  The American Brain Foundation is pleased to announce the winning entries for its 2013 Neuro Film Festival®, a contest to raise awareness...


Mar 18, 2013, 15:26 ET American Academy of Neurology Launches New App to Help Evaluate Sports Concussion at Games

 The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world's largest association of neurologists who treat brain injuries such as concussion, has...


Mar 18, 2013, 15:13 ET AAN Issues Updated Sports Concussion Guideline: Athletes with Suspected Concussion Should Be Removed from Play

 With more than one million athletes now experiencing a concussion each year in the United States, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has...


Mar 14, 2013, 17:40 ET New Drugs May Improve Quality of Life for People with Parkinson's Disease

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three studies released today present possible positive news for people with Parkinson's...