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Article ID: 715593

Can Computer Use, Crafts and Games Slow or Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. The study is published in the July 10, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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10-Jul-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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    3-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715153

After Concussion, Biomarkers in the Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A study of high school and college football players suggests that biomarkers in the blood may have potential use in identifying which players are more likely to need a longer recovery time after concussion, according to a study published in the July 3, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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28-Jun-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715347

After Concussion, Biomarkers in the Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A study of high school and college football players suggests that biomarkers in the blood may have potential use in identifying which players are more likely to need a longer recovery time after concussion, according to a study published in the July 3, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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3-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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    26-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714810

Is More Weight Protective? Weight Gain and High BMI Linked to Lower Risk of ALS

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) or who gain weight as they get older may have a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a large study published in the June 26, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714484

Even People with Well-Controlled Epilepsy May Be at Risk for Sudden Death

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The new study is published in the June 19, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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17-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Kids with Headache after Stroke Might be at Risk for Another Stroke

Article ID: 714301

Kids with Headache after Stroke Might be at Risk for Another Stroke

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

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence.

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12-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    5-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713791

Brain Changes May Be Linked to Unexplained Motor Symptoms

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which include tremors, muscle contractions or problems with walking, are called functional or psychogenic motor symptoms.

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31-May-2019 11:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy

Article ID: 713836

Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The findings, published April 18 in Neurology Genetics, could lead to a drug for the disabling condition.

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3-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

Article ID: 713834

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

Washington University in St. Louis

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The syndrome easily could be mistaken for other muscle diseases that require different treatment, so the findings are expected to help physicians treat patients appropriately, the researchers said.

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3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713094

Bipolar Disorder May Be Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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