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Nerves That Sense Touch May Play Role in Autism

Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well. The exploratory study is published in the...
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Could Loss of Interest Be Sign of Dementia Risk?

Older adults with severe apathy, or lack of interest in usual activities, may have a greater chance of developing dementia than people with few symptoms of apathy, according to a study published in the October 14, 2020, online issue of Neurology®,...
8-Oct-2020 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Arm Squeezes with Blood Pressure Cuffs Help the Brain Recover After Stroke?

People who are given clot-busting drugs after a stroke may recover better if they also are given a therapy called remote ischemic postconditioning, according to a new study published in the October 7, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical...
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Even in People with Parkinson’s Gene, Coffee May Be Protective

Even for people with a gene mutation tied to Parkinson’s disease, coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of actually developing the disease, according to a new study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology®,...
29-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“There’s No Place Like Home” for Rehab After Stroke

Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility,...
29-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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,...
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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.
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The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
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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.
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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.
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