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Article ID: 720230

Should Scores on Mild Cognitive Impairment Tests be Adjusted for Sex?

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Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October 9, 2019, online issue of Neurology®

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Article ID: 719801

Drops in Income May Not Only Hurt the Wallet, They May Harm the Brain

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Young adults who experience annual income drops of 25 percent or more may be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, according to a study published in the October 2, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 719310

Does Migraine Leave Your Head Spinning? Non-invasive Treatment Shows Early Promise

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There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain. A small, preliminary study suggests that non-invasive nerve stimulation may show promise as a treatment for vestibular migraine attacks, a condition for which there are currently no approved treatments. The study is published in the September 25, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 718976

AAN Recommends People 65+ Be Screened Yearly for Memory Problems

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People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

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Article ID: 718786

Brain Changes May Help Track Dementia, Even Before Diagnosis

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Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 718301

Why Do Some People Stop Breathing After Seizures?

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Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower incidence of seizure-related breathing problems called apneas, when a person temporarily stops breathing. The study is published in the September 4, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 718057

AAN Issues Guideline on Vaccines and Multiple Sclerosis

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Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations, including yearly flu shots. The guideline is published in the August 28, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the AAN

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Article ID: 717728

It’s Not Just a Pain in the Head—Facial Pain Can Be a Symptom of Headaches Too

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A new study finds that up to 10 percent of people with headaches also have facial pain. The study is published in the August 21, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 716444

Both Low and High Levels of Hemoglobin Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

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Having either low or high levels of hemoglobin in your blood may be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a study published in the July 31, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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26-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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