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Released: 14-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
As Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise, People Less Likely to Take Them
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

As out-of-pocket costs go up for drugs for the neurologic disorders Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease, people are less likely to take the drugs as often as their doctors prescribed, according to a study funded by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the February 19, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 6:55 AM EST
Sleep Problems in Children, Teens with Autism Are Focus of New AAN Guideline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep or refusing to go to bed are just some of the sleep problems they can experience. To help families, neurologists and other healthcare providers make decisions on the best treatments, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism, published in the February 12, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST
People with Cluster Headaches May Miss Twice as Much Work as Those Without
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Cluster headaches are short but extremely painful headaches that can occur many days, or even weeks, in a row. Now a new study has found that people who have this debilitating form of headache may miss twice as many days of work as people without such headaches. The study is published in the February 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 6:25 PM EST
Study: Antioxidant Flavonol Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia years later, according to a study published in the January 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Study: Young Black, Latino People Fare Better than White People After Bleeding Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Does race play a role in how well someone recovers after stroke? New research focused on younger people who have had a hemorrhagic stroke found that young black and Latino people may be less likely than young white people to be disabled or even die within three months after a stroke. The new study is published in the January 22, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Study: MS Drug Costs Nearly Triple over Seven Years, Even with Introduction of Generic
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of one of the most common drugs had little overall effect on prices, according to a study published in the January 15, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
Sleep Deprived? Study Finds Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Biomarker
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the January 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 27-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
What Comes First, Beta-Amyloid Plaques or Thinking and Memory Problems?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The scientific community has long believed that beta-amyloid, a protein that can clump together and form sticky plaques in the brain, is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta-amyloid then leads to other brain changes including neurodegeneration and eventually to thinking and memory problems. But a new study challenges that theory. The study suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid plaques that can be detected in the brain. The study is published in the December 30, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 15-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
Obesity, but Not Poor Diet and Inactivity, Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A large study that followed more than one million women for nearly two decades has found that obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life; however, poor diet and lack of exercise are not. The study is published in the December 18, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 6-Dec-2019 4:40 PM EST
Take Long Naps? Sleep More Than Nine Hours a Night? Your Stroke Risk May Be Higher
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.



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