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2014-04-24 12:21:07

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-04-23 12:29:10

MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. Both studies involve drugs that are aimed at preventing migraine attacks from occurring, rather than stopping the attacks once they have started. These studies are the first to test monoclonal antibodies for the prevention of...

2014-04-21 16:25:26

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking and decision-making, compared to people with similar risk factors but no narrowing in the neck artery, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3,...

2014-04-21 13:47:39

Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels," said study author Tobore Onojjighofia, MD, MPH, with Proove...

2014-04-17 09:40:13

Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. "Just as signs of memory loss may signal brain changes related to brain disease, apathy may indicate underlying changes," said Lenore J. Launer, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging at the National...

2014-04-08 12:25:00

Padilla CRT and Be the Match Win Best in Show for "Securing Congressional Support to Help Save Lives" Campaign MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrated the best public relations programs of 2013 during the 36th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards, held last night at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. In a night with multiple nonprofit organizations receiving honors, it was PadillaCRT and Be the...

2014-04-03 11:35:16

Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55. "Many studies show the benefits to the brain of good heart health," said study author David R. Jacobs, Jr, PhD, with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "This is one...

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms May Be Treated With Medical Marijuana: AAN
2014-03-25 07:24:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released a new guideline this week that suggests there is little evidence to back up claims that most complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies effectively treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. However, one particular type of CAM therapy may help relieve symptoms of spasticity, pain associated with spasticity and frequent urination in patients with MS, said the AAN in its new...

2014-02-27 16:28:53

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of the so-called "obesity hormone" leptin and hormones used for birth control in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) is examined in two new studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the obesity study, BMI was calculated for 210 people with MS and 210 people of the same age and sex who did not have MS at...

2014-02-26 16:26:42

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple vision test performed on the sidelines may help determine whether athletes have suffered a concussion, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. The study provides more evidence that the King-Devick test, a one-minute test where athletes read single-digit numbers on index cards, can be used in addition...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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