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Does Age at Menopause Affect Memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a study published in the April 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “This study suggests that lifelong hormonal processes, not just short-term fluctuations during menopause, may […]

Stroke Affects More than Just the Physical

A new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke and it provides a broader picture than what some may usually expect to see. Stroke affects more than just physical functioning, according to a study is published the March 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy […]

Does Menopausal Hormone Therapy Maintain the Brain?

Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We found that one form of menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may preserve brain structure […]

Physically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop Dementia

Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published the March 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study measured the women’s cardiovascular fitness […]

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American Academy of Neurology Announces 2018 Scientific Research Award Winners

Nearly two dozen scientific research awards are being bestowed upon researchers around the world this year by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest association of neurologists. Recipients will be honored at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. […]

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American Academy of Neurology Announces 2018 Research Award Winners

More than a dozen scientific research awards are being bestowed upon researchers around the world this year by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest association of neurologists. Recipients will be recognized at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., April 21 to 27, 2018, at the Los Angeles […]

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Missouri Researcher Wins $50,000 Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Research

The American Academy of Neurology, The ALS Association and the American Brain Foundation are awarding the 2018 Sheila Essey Award to Timothy M. Miller, MD, PhD, from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. The award recognizes significant research contributions in the search […]

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Living in a Sunnier Climate as a Child and Young Adult May Reduce Risk of MS

People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun’s rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, according to a study published the March 7, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Exposure in childhood […]

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Illinois Researcher Awarded $100,000 Potamkin Prize for Dementia Research

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are awarding an Illinois researcher the 2018 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases for his work in dementia research. David A. Bennett, MD, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, will be […]

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Will a Salad a Day Keep Memory Problems Away?

Eating about one serving per day of green, leafy vegetables may be linked to a slower rate of brain aging, according to a study published in the December 20, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people who ate at least one serving of […]