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2013-05-23 11:32:10

Older people with a history of migraines and depression may have smaller brain tissue volumes than people with only one or neither of the conditions, according to a new study in the May 22, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies show that people with migraine have double the risk of depression compared to people without migraine," said study author Larus S. Gudmundsson, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging and the...

2013-05-16 15:02:05

People who have skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in the May 15, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The link does not apply to melanoma, a less common but more aggressive type of skin cancer. The study involved 1,102 people with an average age of 79 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. The participants were followed for an average of 3.7 years. At...

2013-04-25 10:54:28

The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk, according to a new study published in the April 24, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More people have strokes and die of strokes in the southeastern area known as the stroke belt than in the rest of the United States. So far, research has shown that only part of the difference can be explained by...

2013-04-18 13:25:23

Americans with brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis (MS) who need to see a neurologist may face longer wait times or have more difficulty finding a neurologist, according to a new study published in the April 17, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings are being released as nearly 150 neurologists will descend on Capitol Hill next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, to encourage Congress...

Individual Approach Works Best When It Comes To Treating Sports-Related Concussions
2013-03-19 14:32:26

WATCH VIDEO: [UCLA UNCUT: Concussions, Youth and Recovery] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 1997, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) created a set of guidelines on the best ways to diagnose and treat a concussion. These guidelines suggested a fixed rest time for athletes who took a good knock on the head. After more than 15 years, the neurology group has updated its guidelines and now suggests doctors and on-the-field trainers take an individual...


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