All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘American Academy of Neurology’

Migraine Triggers Called Into Question by New Study

A new study has shown that “triggers” for migraine with aura may not be as strongly associated with migraines as is commonly thought. Such triggers, including flashing lights and exercise, are often avoided by patients who suffer frequent migraines. “People with migraine with aura are told to avoid possible triggers, which may lead them to avoid a wide range of …

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Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study published this week in the journal Neurology showed that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study also found that women who start hormone therapy at a very late age could increase their risk of Alzheimer’s. “This has been an area of debate …

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SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke

New research shows that popular antidepressants are linked to an increased risk of some rare types of stroke that are caused by bleeding in the brain. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, looked at 16 studies with more than 500,000 patients and found that people taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were 50%more likely to have an …

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