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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 […]

Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment

Having diabetes, poor glycemic control, and longer diabetes duration are associated with worse cognitive outcomes in older adults during a median follow-up of five years, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care.

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Model Explores How Statins Alter Multiple Sclerosis Outcomes

Simvastatin's beneficial effects on clinical outcomes and brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis are largely independent of cholesterol levels, according to a post hoc study published in the May 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Migraines in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes for Mother, Baby

Migraines in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders as well as an increased risk for a variety of adverse outcomes in the newborn, according to a study published online May 8 in Headache.