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Women's Better Verbal Memory Skills May Mask Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Women may have better verbal memory skills than men even when their brains show the same level of problems metabolizing glucose, which occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to research published in the October 5, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Women perform better than men […]

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Exercise Not Shown to Reduce Women's Risk of Developing MS

A large, new study shows no evidence that exercise may reduce a woman’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The research is published in the September 28, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Previous small studies had shown conflicting results. “We wanted to find out if exercise […]

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Drug May Prevent, Reduce Progression of MS in Mice

The experimental drug laquinimod may prevent the development or reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to research published in the September 21, 2016, online issue of Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These results are promising because they provide hope for people with progressive […]

Women, Minorities May Be Undertreated for Stroke

Women and minorities may be less likely to receive treatment for stroke, according to a study published in the September 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Even though the clot-busting treatment for stroke called tPA improves recovery, some people who are eligible to receive the treatment […]