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Latest Neurology News

Researchers Look to New Alzheimer’s Theories

By Nancy Wurtzel Billions of dollars have been spent searching for a cure or effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and related degenerative brain diseases. Sticky protein plaques formed by beta amyloid […]

Primary Clinicians: Check the Brain’s Vital Signs During Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

By Nancy Wurtzel The brain is the only vital organ not routinely assessed in clinical practice, but that’s changing, especially for patients over 65. Since age is one of the […]

Primary Care Doctors: How to Talk to Patients About Memory Loss

Primary care physicians are often the first health care provider to see memory problems in their patients, often when symptoms are obvious.  However, detecting cognitive issues earlier is challenging because […]

Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes

Long-term outcomes are more favorable for early intensive treatment versus first-line moderate-efficacy disease-modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Neurology.

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

There is an increased stroke risk in late life among patients with late-onset migraine with aura, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Headache.

Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has released an updated position statement on concussion in sports. The statement was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

Among postmenopausal women, consumption of artificially sweetened beverages is associated with an increased risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Stroke.