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Article ID: 693259

New Guideline: Start Taking MS Drugs Early On

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

For most people, it’s better to start taking drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) early on rather than letting the disease run its course, according to a new guideline for treating MS from the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the April 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and presented at the 70th AAN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to April 27, 2018. The guideline is endorsed by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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A Single Concussion May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have been diagnosed with a mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, may have a 56 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the April 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 692467

Does Age at Menopause Affect Memory?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

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.

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Article ID: 691914

Epilepsy in Young Children Should Be Treated as Urgently as Cancer

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Survival of childhood cancers dramatically improved through national cooperative group research and care protocols; specialists call for the same model to improve outcomes of early life epilepsies.

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Article ID: 692009

Are People with Parkinson’s Disease Depressed or Demoralized?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with Parkinson’s disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization, according to a study published in the April 4, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. That study found demoralization may be common in Parkinson’s disease.

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Article ID: 691672

Stroke Affects More than Just the Physical

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

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 of Neurology.

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Does Menopausal Hormone Therapy Maintain the Brain?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

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.

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Physically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop Dementia

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

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 based on an exercise test.

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Article ID: 690022

Can Our Eyes Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Loss?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People whose eyes show signs of small changes in blood vessels at age 60 may be more likely to develop thinking and memory problems by the time they are 80 than people with healthy eyes, according to a study published in the February 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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