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Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with ADHD

INDIANAPOLIS – Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 […]

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Higher Blood Pressure May Be Linked to Brain Disease, Alzheimer's

Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions, according to a study published in the July 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers also found a link between higher blood pressure and more markers of Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Soccer Headers May Be Linked to Balance Problems

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 20 to 22, 2018. “Soccer headers […]

Exposure to Paint, Varnish, Other Solvents Linked to Increased Risk of MS

People who have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents and who also carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at much greater risk of developing the disease than people who have only the exposure to solvents or the MS genes, according to a study published in […]

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Study: Men with Migraine May Have Higher Estrogen Levels

While it has been known that estrogen plays a role in migraine for women, new research shows that the female sex hormone may also play a role in migraine for men, according to a small study published in the June 27, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

FREE Bike Helmet Giveaway in Minneapolis

Free Bike Helmet Giveaway hosted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) WHERE: Mill City Farmers Market on Chicago Mall, Minneapolis, between Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Arrive early as quantities are limited. PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES: • AAN staff will fit and give away 1,000 […]

Half of Those on Parkinson's Drugs May Develop Impulse Control Problems

Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson’s disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a study published in the June 20, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In Parkinson’s, a vital chemical in the brain […]

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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Parkinson's Disease?

People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a large study published in the June 13, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In addition, the risk may be higher for younger people and […]

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Black, Hispanic People May Be More Likely to Have a Second Hemorrhagic Stroke than Whites

Black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have another intracerebral hemorrhage, or a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, than white people, according to a study published in the June 6, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Hemorrhagic stroke makes up only 10 to […]

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How Much Exercise Is Needed to Help Improve Thinking Skills?

We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find the answers, researchers reviewed all of the studies where older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and their tests of thinking and memory skills were compared to those of people who did […]

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