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2011-12-08 17:00:13

Biopsies reveal nature of brain lesions early in MS progression, countering conventional wisdom Working together, researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic have for the first time examined early multiple sclerosis (MS) brain lesions in the cerebral cortex. These lesions are thought to be critical to MS progression and the researchers found that the lesions are distinctly different than previously speculated, giving clues to better disease management. The long-accepted theory has...

2011-12-06 05:42:00

LONDON, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bupa Health Foundation and Alzheimer's Australia have announced the UK launch of a world-first brain health app, the latest digital tool to help in the fight against dementia. Based on latest research that links brain health and a reduced risk of dementia, to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, 'BrainyApp' is the first dementia risk reduction iPhone app designed to help people monitor and improve their brain-heart...

2011-12-01 13:39:10

There are many different causes of dementia and, although its progression can be fast or slow, it is always degenerative. Symptoms of dementia include confusion, loss of memory, and problems with speech and understanding. It can be upsetting for both the affected person and their relatives and careers. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that a regime of behavioral and mental exercises was able to halt the progression of dementia. Researchers...

2011-11-16 16:00:00

Neurological injury specialist to speak at summit on lawsuits concerning neurological and emotional trauma New York City (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 Better educating juries about traumatic brain injuries will be the focus of a Dec. 4-6 conference in Denver that promises to attract many of the nationâs leading medical and legal experts on neurological and emotional injuries. A major summit will focus on courtroom strategies to help attorneys and medical experts present their...

2011-11-16 22:23:36

Experts from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center will present research and clinical insight into complex medical rehabilitation, the treatment of traumatic brain injuries and the integration of handheld technologies into practice management at the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Meeting in Orlando, November 17-20, 2011. Experts will be available to comment about advances in rehabilitation medicine....

2011-11-01 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) will highlight the value of medical rehabilitation during a Congressional Briefing featuring individuals whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the benefits of rehabilitation care. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Lee Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Jordan Thomas, founder of the Jordan Thomas Foundation and CNN "Hero," will share...

2011-11-01 09:23:05

New research shows people with dementia who have a stroke are more likely to become disabled and not return home compared to people who didn't have dementia at the time they had a stroke. The study is published in the November 1, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings represent a growing challenge for the health care system as baby boomers age and their risk of stroke and dementia increases," said lead study author Gustavo...

2011-10-21 05:30:00

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 21 at the 5th Joint Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS), results were presented from a survey conducted by NARCOMS which found that about one-third of patients experiencing MS relapses do not adequately respond to corticosteroid treatment. The survey included over 2,000 patients with MS who had experienced relapses and were treated with either intravenous...

2011-10-20 10:53:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declaring that our nation "has no time to waste," the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today released specific, hard-hitting recommendations on both care and cure to tackle Alzheimer's disease--and urged swift implementation of a national strategy on this growing public health crisis that threatens an increasing number of American families, including aging baby boomers, and the nation's budget. Entitled "No Time to Waste," the...

2011-10-20 01:00:00

PARIS, October 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New findings from the pivotal TEMSO Phase III study presented today at the joint ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS Congress - - U.S. FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Teriflunomide for relapsing forms of MS - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and its subsidiary Genzyme announced today new data from the pivotal TEriflunomide Multiple Sclerosis Oral (TEMSO) Phase III trial showing that once-daily oral teriflunomide significantly...