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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 […]

Share Your Story About Brain Disease for the Chance to Win $1,000!

The 2018 Neuro Film Festival, presented by the American Academy of Neurology, is now accepting video submissions. The Neuro Film Festival, now in its ninth year, is an online video contest that encourages people to share their story about how brain disease has impacted their life or that of a loved one, how they have […]

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Exposure to Terror May Increase Risk of Migraine, Other Headaches

Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a study published in the December 13, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved the teenage survivors of Norway’s largest mass killing. In 2011, a […]

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Can Diet Help Reduce Disability, Symptoms of MS?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study published in the December 6, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

Virtual Reality Training May Be as Effective as Regular Therapy After Stroke

Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the November 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Virtual reality training may be a motivating alternative for people to use […]

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Reduced Blood Flow from Heart May Reduce Blood Flow in Brain's Memory Center

Older people whose hearts pump less blood may have reduced blood flow in the memory-processing areas of the brain, according to a study published in the November 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our findings show that when the heart does not pump blood as effectively, […]

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Inflammation in Middle Age May Be Tied to Brain Shrinkage Decades Later

People who have biomarkers tied to inflammation in their blood in their 40s and 50s may have more brain shrinkage decades later than people without the biomarkers, according to a study published in the November 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The brain cell loss was […]

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Back on Ice, But Young Hockey Players' Brains Still Recovering from Concussion

Hockey players in their early teens who have had a concussion may still have brain changes three months later, long after other symptoms have cleared and they are allowed to return to play, according to a study published in the October 25, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

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Migraine Drug Commonly Used in ER May Not Be Best Option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October 18, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “People go […]

Study: Risk Factors on Rise Among People with Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke. The study is published in the October 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy […]