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Study Discovers Multiple Unapproved Drugs in “Brain Boosting” Supplements

Supplements that claim to improve mental focus and memory may contain unapproved pharmaceutical drugs and in potentially dangerous combinations and doses, according to a new study published in the September 23, 2020, online issue of Neurology®...
17-Sep-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Monitoring Blood Pressure Help Reduce Falls for People with Parkinson’s?

People with Parkinson’s disease are more likely than people of a similar age without the disease to have a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing, a phenomenon called orthostatic hypotension, according to a new study published in the...
10-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond Plaques and Tangles: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline

A genetic variation in some people may be associated with cognitive decline that can’t be explained by deposits of two key proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid β and tau, according to a study published in the September 16,...
10-Sep-2020 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From Pee Wee to NCAA, Does Football Early in Life Affect Concussion Recovery Later?

A new study of NCAA football players has found that the age they first started playing tackle football may not affect their recovery after a concussion. The study is published in the September 9, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical...
3-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kidney Problems as a Young Adult May Affect Thinking Skills in Midlife

If you have moderate-to-high risk of kidney failure as a young adult, you may be at risk for worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a study published in the September 2, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the...
31-Aug-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Drugs Tied to Increased Risk of Cognitive Decline

A class of drugs used for many conditions, including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors...
31-Aug-2020 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Is Cerebral Venous Thrombosis? Study Finds Blood Clot Condition on the Rise

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the veins in the brain, preventing blood from draining out of the brain. A new analysis has found that the incidence of CVT in the United States is higher than previously...
21-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can a Healthy Diet Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s?

While movement problems are the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, people with the disease often have non-motor symptoms such as constipation, daytime sleepiness and depression 10 or more years before the movement problems start. A new study...
14-Aug-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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28-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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5-Aug-2015 9:55 AM EDT

Stroke Neurologist Expert Immediately Available to Discuss Condition and Treatment After Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Experiences Stroke

Expert neurologist immediately available to discuss stroke after news that Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has experienced a stroke.
23-Jan-2012 2:00 PM EST

Neurotrauma Experts Available

The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
10-Jan-2011 1:55 PM EST

Experts Available on Head Trauma and ALS

The American Academy of Neurology has neurology experts in Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and head injury available to speak about the latest findings regarding the two conditions in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.
17-Aug-2010 2:55 PM EDT

Neurologist Available to Speak About Stroke

A stroke spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology is available to speak about stroke related to Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son suffering a mild stroke.
12-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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