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    17-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702153

Simple Test May Help Predict Long-Term Outcome After Stroke

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A simple test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to three years later, according to a study published in the October 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 701690

Have an Irregular Heartbeat? You May Have an Increased Risk of Dementia

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with a particular kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills and have a greater risk of dementia than those without atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the October 10, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 701351

Sleeping Too Much or Too Little May Affect Stroke Risk Differently Based on Race

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the October 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 701165

New Screening Tool Can Improve the Quality of Life for Epilepsy Patients with Sleep Apnea

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers publish electronic health record assessment that can identify epilepsy patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea

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27-Sep-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701188

Researchers Evaluate Controversial Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

University of California San Diego Health

In the wake of media and public reports about increased mortality linked to a new drug for treating Parkinson’s disease psychosis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a retrospective study of qualifying patients in the UC San Diego Health system concluding that the new drug, pimavanserin (marketed as Nuplazid), did not pose a statistically significant greater risk of death.

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Article ID: 700975

Childhood Poverty May Have Lasting Effects on Cognitive Skills in Old Age

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Children who grow up in poverty or who are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged may be more likely in old age to score lower than others on tests of cognitive skills, according to a study published in the September 26, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 700611

People Who Walk Just 35 Minutes a Day May Have Less Severe Strokes

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a study published in the September 19, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 700218

Contrary to Popular Belief, ALS Does Affect the Mind

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

It’s known as the disease that attacks the body but leaves the mind unaffected. But a new study shows that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, does affect the mind, especially later in the disease. The study is published in the September 12, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 699959

Nerve Pain in the Legs? Medical Marijuana May Alter Brain Connections, Bring Relief

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

When medical marijuana is taken for chronic nerve pain, it may provide pain relief by reducing connections between the areas of the brain that process emotions and sensory signals, according to a study published in the September 5, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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