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Recovery from Brain Injury and Better Sleep Go Hand in Hand

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in the December 21, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These results […]

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Protein in Urine Linked to Increased Risk of Memory Problems, Dementia

People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia, according to a meta-analysis published in the December 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The […]

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Brain Activity May Predict Risk of Falls in Older People

Measuring the brain activity of healthy, older adults while they walk and talk at the same time may help predict their risk of falls later, according to a study published in the December 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “In older people who had no signs […]

Vitamin D Status in Newborns and Risk of MS in Later Life

Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “More research is needed […]

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Study Finds Link Between Surgery and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

A new study suggests that having surgery may be linked to developing Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) for people with cancer or autoimmune disorders. The study, published in the November 23, 2016, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, showed that 15 percent of those who developed the syndrome […]

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New Award to Advance Research in Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Brain Foundation and the Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology (SVIN) have announced a new award that will advance research in interventional neurology to benefit people with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. Interventional neurologists use minimally invasive techniques, guided by imaging, like clot removal procedures, to treat […]

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Study Links Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kids with Epilepsy

A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. The study is published in the November 16, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack the joints. […]

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Study Suggests Probable Scientific Misconduct in Bone Health Studies

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. The study used statistical methods to detect scientific misconduct or research fraud and calls into question the validity of a body of research work led mainly by one researcher in Japan. The study is […]

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Brain Volume May Help Predict Who Will Develop Dementia with Lewy Bodies

MINNEAPOLIS – A lack of shrinkage in the area of the brain responsible for memory may be a sign that people with thinking and memory problems may go on to develop dementia with Lewy bodies rather than Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the November 2, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a […]

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New Tool May Predict Survival After Gunshot Wounds

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind tool to help predict a person’s chance of survival after a gunshot wound in the head or other penetrating injury, according to a new study published in the October 26, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. It’s called the SPIN-Score, which stands […]