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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

Portuguese Study Did Not Find an Increased Stroke Risk for Football Fans

May 29, 2016 — Being excited for your team, rooting them on and suffering vicariously with them are the grand emotions that wash over spectators of football matches. If this increases the risk of stroke remains to ... read more

Helping Stroke Survivors Get Back on Their Feet

May 26, 2016 — Small sensory devices could help to improve walking recovery during stroke rehabilitation in a bid to reduce social isolation, say ... read more

Computer Model Helps Physicians Prescribe Stroke Preventing Therapy

May 11, 2016 — Physician-researchers have developed a computerized decision support tool that uses a combination of patient information and characteristics to assist physicians and patients with decisions about ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

Study Points to Challenges, Hopes of Helping Vulnerable Patients Avoid Stroke

May 10, 2016 — A new study demonstrates the importance and challenge of treating people at high risk of stroke. However, it did not find that the drug ticagrelor was better than aspirin, the current standard, in ... read more

Major Global Study Identifies a Safer Treatment of Acute Stroke

May 10, 2016 — A new study has aimed to improve survival rates of stroke victims. It is hoped the findings from the trial of more than 3,000 patients in 100 hospitals worldwide could change the way the most common ... read more

Blood Thinners on 'as Needed' Basis Is Safe and Effective for Lowering Stroke Risk as Compared to Long-Term Use

May 7, 2016 — A new study shows the use of novel anticoagulants for AF prescribed on an 'as-needed basis' guided by diligent pulse monitoring, can be a safe and effective alternative to lowering overall ... read more

Severe Stroke Prognoses Differ Depending on the Doctor

May 6, 2016 — Families rely on doctor recommendations after a brain hemorrhage, but new research shows different physicians make very different ... read more

Researchers Identify New Pathway Leading to Alzheimer's Disease

May 5, 2016 — A newly discovered pathway leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease may unlock the door to new approaches for treating the ... read more

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

May 5, 2016 — Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new ... read more

In-Patient Rehab Recommended Over Nursing Homes for Stroke Rehab

May 4, 2016 — New guidelines have been released on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal ... read more

New Advance Announced in Fight Against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Apr. 25, 2016 — A lab-based study seems to have discovered a way of 'reversing' symptoms for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The researchers have demonstrated that genetic and ... read more

No Increased Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy

Apr. 21, 2016 — The use of aromatase inhibitors, hormone-therapy drugs used to treat patients with breast cancer, was not associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiovascular events, including heart attacks or ... read more

A New Player Revealed in Nerve Growth Process

Apr. 20, 2016 — A protein previously known for its role in kidney function, adaptor protein CD2AP, also plays a significant role in the nervous system, and is associated with a type of neural growth known as ... read more

Loneliness, Isolation Linked to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease/stroke

Apr. 19, 2016 — Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 percent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease -- the two leading causes of illness and death in high income ... read more

Stent Retrievers Improve Odds for Ischemic Stroke Patients

Apr. 19, 2016 — Timely treatment with endovascular therapy to restore blood flow to the brain significantly improves functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

'Wristwatch' Device Could Revolutionize Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients

Apr. 19, 2016 — A Cedars-Sinai research team is one of the first in the nation to test the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) data logger, which tracks the movements of Parkinson’s patients every two minutes over a period ... read more

Guidelines Updated: Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

Apr. 19, 2016 — The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent ... read more

Immune Cells Help the Brain to Self-Heal After a Stroke

Apr. 15, 2016 — After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it ... read more

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