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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 […]

Mothers With Autism Face Higher Rates of Postpartum Depression

Mothers with autism face unique challenges, and the stigma of being autistic can further exacerbate communication issues, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Molecular Autism.

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys

Among people with autism spectrum disorder, girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Autism Research.

U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy

The United States spends substantially more than any other wealthy nation on health care, yet it has a lower life expectancy and a higher suicide rate than other wealthy nations, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Most external ventricular drain closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute, and intracranial pressure (ICP) equilibrium is not reached to allow accurate measurement of ICP before the drain is reopened, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.