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Simple Blood Test May Predict Concussion Severity Just as Well as Spinal Tap

A blood biomarker in people who have had concussions may be just as accurate at predicting the severity of the injury and how long it will last as biomarkers that are obtained through more expensive and invasive tests, according to a study published...
7-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Fever-Associated Seizures After Vaccination Do Not Affect Development, Behavior

Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated with vaccination and children who have never had a...
26-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Increase Risk of Dementia?

There’s good news for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study shows that deep brain stimulation may not increase the risk of developing dementia. The study is published in the July 1, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal...
26-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s than Men? It’s Not Just from Living Longer

Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory. This may be associated with hormonal changes due to...
19-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Without Concussion, Athletes in Contact Sports May Have Brain Changes

Female college rugby players may have subtle brain changes even if they haven’t had a recent concussion, according to a new study published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of...
15-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Treatment Gap Between Men and Women for Stroke May Have Narrowed

While studies in the early 2000s showed that women were 30% less likely to receive clot-busting treatment for a stroke than men, a new analysis of recent studies found that the gap has narrowed to 13%, according to a meta-analysis published in the...
5-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Using Marijuana Affect a Person’s Risk of Stroke?

The jury’s still out on whether the use of marijuana may increase the risk of stroke. While several larger studies have found an increased risk, other studies have found no such increased risk. Adding to the debate is a new study that looked at...
3-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarkers May Help Us Understand Recovery Time After Concussion

A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the May 27, 2020 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study...
22-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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