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Apr 29, 2020, 18:23 ET AAN Updates Recommendation on Closure of Common Heart Defect After Stroke

New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concludes that closure of a common heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be...


Mar 06, 2020, 08:47 ET Walking, Gardening, Swimming, Dancing May Prevent Brain Shrinkage in Older Adults

Older people who regularly walk, garden, swim or dance may have bigger brains than their inactive peers, according to a preliminary study to be...


Mar 05, 2020, 07:37 ET Can Boxing Improve Quality of Life for People with Parkinson's Disease?

People with Parkinson's disease who participate in a special, non-contact boxing program may have better quality of life and be more likely to...


Mar 03, 2020, 17:21 ET Researchers Find Gene Variants that May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Proteins

Researchers know that the protein tau develops into tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. But until now they have struggled to...


Mar 03, 2020, 07:37 ET Can Light Therapy Help Improve Mood in People with Concussion?

People with mild traumatic brain injury who are exposed to early morning blue light therapy may experience a decrease in depression and other...


Mar 02, 2020, 09:25 ET Are Grandma, Grandpa Sleepy During the Day? They May Be at Risk for Diabetes, Cancer, More

Older people who experience daytime sleepiness may be at risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood...


Feb 28, 2020, 08:37 ET Study Finds Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated...


Feb 27, 2020, 08:37 ET Heart Health Problems in Your 20s May Affect Brain Health Decades Later

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with...


Feb 26, 2020, 08:37 ET Study Finds Picking up a Pingpong Paddle May Benefit People with Parkinson's

Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's who participated in a pingpong...


Feb 13, 2020, 18:03 ET Sleep Problems in Children, Teens with Autism Are Focus of New AAN Guideline

It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep or refusing ...


Dec 04, 2019, 18:05 ET For Concussion, MS, Other Neurologic Disorders, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as Office Visit

For people with many neurologic disorders, seeing the neurologist by video may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a review of the...


Aug 28, 2019, 16:00 ET AAN Issues Guideline On Vaccines And Multiple Sclerosis

Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the...


Jul 19, 2019, 11:46 ET Athletes with ADHD May Take Longer to Recover from Concussion

For college athletes, having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to increased symptoms, and longer recovery time from...


Jul 17, 2019, 13:42 ET Study: Rugby-Style Tackling May Have Lower Force of Impact than Football-Style Tackling

The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study...


May 06, 2019, 15:23 ET New AAN Guideline for Treating Tourette Syndrome and Other Chronic Tic Disorders

For people living with Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders, there are effective treatments that may help improve symptoms, according to ...


May 03, 2019, 16:42 ET Blood Pressure Drug Shows No Benefit in Parkinson's Disease

A study of a blood pressure drug does not show any benefit for people with Parkinson's disease, according to findings released today that will be...


May 02, 2019, 12:52 ET Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genetic Form of ALS

An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug...


Apr 30, 2019, 18:31 ET Cannabis-based Medicine May Reduce Seizures for Children with Difficult-to-Treat Epilepsy

Taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, cut seizures nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type...


Mar 20, 2019, 17:01 ET Missouri Researcher Awarded $100,000 Potamkin Prize for Dementia Research

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are awarding a Missouri researcher the 2019 Potamkin Prize for Research in...


Mar 07, 2019, 18:05 ET Good News for Women with MS: Disease May Not Worsen After Pregnancy After All

There's good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS)—researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had...


Mar 06, 2019, 16:41 ET High Number of Depression Symptoms Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

People who report an elevated number of depression symptoms may be more likely to have a stroke years later than people with no depression symptoms...


Mar 05, 2019, 17:42 ET Soda, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Linked to More Severe Symptoms for People with MS

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about...


Mar 04, 2019, 17:12 ET Being Overweight May Be Linked to Better Survival from Stroke

It may seem counterintuitive, but having some extra body fat may be linked to an increased chance of surviving a stroke, according to a preliminary...


Mar 03, 2019, 16:28 ET Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker in Brain

People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker...


Feb 28, 2019, 17:00 ET Could Medical Marijuana Help Grandma and Grandpa with Their Ailments?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including...