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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...

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...