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Parkinson's, Disease, Essential, Tremor, Electrical, Brain, Stimulation

Electrical Brain Stimulation Reduces Tremor in Parkinson's, Essential Tremor Patients

Use of surgical implants providing electrical stimulation to the brain reduces tremor and other symptoms in Parkinson's disease and essential tremor patients, according to several studies presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Disease, Metrifonate, Donepezil

New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease Evaluated

New treatments for Alzheimer's disease may help patients perform their daily activities and relieve stress for their caregivers, according to several studies on two new drugs.

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Epilesy, Seizures, Nerve, Stimulation, Vagus, Nerve

Long-Term Nerve Stimulation Reduces Epileptic Seizures

Epilepsy patients with an implanted device that electrically stimulates the left vagus nerve in the neck continue to have fewer seizures after three years with few side effects, according to a new study.

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Stroke, Speech, Ischemic, Stroke, PET, MRI

Brain Repairs, Reorganizes to Regain Speech Following Stroke

A new study shows how the brain works to repair and reorganize itself to recover lost speech capabilities after a stroke.

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Stroke, tPA, Death, Warfarin

Some Would Rather Die than Suffer a Severe Stroke, Survey Says

For some people, suffering a severe stroke would be worse than dying, according to a survey of 1,261 people at high risk for stroke.

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tPA, Stroke, Tissue, Plasminogen, Activator

Community Hospitals Successfully Treat Stroke with Thrombolytic Therapy

Use of the first treatment for acute stroke is effective in a community setting, according to a study released during the American Academy of Neurology's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting April 25-May 2 in Minneapolis, MN.

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Dementia, Artistic, Talent, Frontotemporal, Dementia

Artistic Talents Blossom in Some Dementia Patients

A rare form of dementia brings out artistic talents in people who never had them before, according to a study released during the American Academy of Neurology's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Disease, Exercise

Study Shows Regular Physical Activity May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

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Parkinson's, Disease, Estrogen, Levodopa, Alzheimer's Disease, Disease

Estrogen Reduces Severity of Early Parkinson's Disease

Women in the early stages of Parkinson's disease may find some relief with estrogen replacement therapy.

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Brain, Injury, Brain, Lesions, MRI, Scuba, Diving

Test Can Determine Risk of Brain Injury for Scuba Divers

A new test can help scuba divers determine their risk of developing brain injury from diving.







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