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    15-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712799

What’s Causing Your Vertigo? Goggles May Help with Diagnosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Vertigo is a form of severe dizziness that can result in a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, trouble walking or standing, or nausea. There is more than one type of vertigo, each with a different cause, and sometimes requiring different treatment. Now a proof-of-concept study has found that special goggles that measure eye movements during an episode of vertigo may help more accurately diagnose which type of vertigo a person has. The study is published in the May 15, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 712015

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise Sharply Over 12 Years

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The amount of money people pay out-of-pocket for drugs to treat neurologic conditions like multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson’s disease has risen sharply over 12 years, with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS) medications, according to a study published in the May 1, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study, funded by the American Academy of Neurology, found that average out-of-pocket costs for people taking MS drugs were 20 times higher in 2016 than they were in 2004.

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Article ID: 711647

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug May Help Kids With Later-Onset Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

There is now further evidence that a drug that is effective in treating the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) early in life may be associated with improvement in older children, according to a study published in the April 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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19-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711237

Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Understanding Memory Decline in Older Adults

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

In a small, pilot study, a non-invasive device that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain was associated with temporary improvements in age-related memory loss in older people, according to a study published in the April 17, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710514

Do Minerals Play a Role in Development of Multiple Sclerosis?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Some studies have suggested that minerals such as zinc and iron may play a role in how multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, once people have been diagnosed with it. But little was known about whether zinc, iron and other minerals play a role in the development of the disease. A new study shows no link between dietary intake of several minerals and whether people later develop MS. The study is published in the April 3, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 710562

African-Americans with ALS Live Longer

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health found that African-Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) lived longer than Caucasians with ALS, even though the disease is more common in whites.

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Article ID: 710145

Fewer Reproductive Years in Women Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the March 27, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found a link between increased risk of dementia and fewer total reproductive years when women are exposed to higher levels of estrogen hormones.

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25-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709996

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Centerstudy published in Neurology.

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20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709818

BMI, but Not Age at Puberty, Tied to Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). But a new study attributes that link to body mass index (BMI). The study is published in the March 20, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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