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Neurology Experts Draw Attention To Teenage Overuse Of Memory-Enhancing Drugs
2013-03-14 07:28:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A growing trend in the use of “study drugs” by teens has come under fire by the country´s top neurological group. Memory-enhancing drugs are being increasingly prescribed by doctors to give children and teens a boost in their cognitive function to help them focus more, study harder and perform better in school. But the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and a Yale University neurologist are drawing fire on the...

2013-03-12 10:02:19

A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer's disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. The drug is called ORM-12741. The drug is the first to target a specific subtype of adrenergic receptors (alpha-2C) in the brain, which are believed to be involved in modulation of brain functions under stressful conditions, or the "fight or...

2013-03-11 13:22:56

The drug natalizumab is effective for treating multiple sclerosis (MS), but it increases the risk of a rare but potentially fatal brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013, suggests that early detection of PML may help improve survival and disability levels. The study examined 319 people with MS who were treated with...

2013-03-11 10:37:29

A new study suggests that treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) may be helpful for people whose multiple sclerosis (MS) is not well-controlled through their regular treatment. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. The study involved 23 people with MS who were taking beta-interferon treatment and had at least one relapse or brain scan showing new disease activity within...


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