All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Neurology’

Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia. The results indicate that treating depression in older patients may stave off some of the symptoms of dementia related to thinking and memory skills. “This is a risk factor we should take seriously,” said lead author Robert Wilson, senior …

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Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb

Though it has been confirmed that autism is not caused by vaccines, health researchers are still unclear on exactly what does cause the condition. Research is continuing on the topic and this week a new study has shown that the origins of autism may actually start in the womb. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, …

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Reno Shooting: Two Dead, Including Shooter

Before committing suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a shooter injured two and killed one other person on Tuesday in a building adjacent to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. The shooting took place around 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Neurology office in the Center for Advanced Medicine and Neurology of Nevada. According to CNN, ophthalmic …

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Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study

A new study published recently in the journal Neurology has shown that vitamin B supplements could help cut the risk of stroke. The study found that vitamin B could lower the risk of stroke by up to 7%, though several factors could affect outcomes for individual patients. “Based on our results, the ability of vitamin B to reduce stroke risk …

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Stroke Recovery Aided by Stem Cells, Study Shows

A new study has shown that stem cells may aid recovery in rats that have suffered a stroke. The study, published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, found that stem cell treatments improved the amount of brain and nerve tissue that was repaired and increased the ability of the rats to complete behavioral tasks. Researchers used stem cells …

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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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Blood Sugar Levels of “Normal” Could Still Cause Brain Shrinkage

Neurologists have found that even people with blood sugar that is within the “normal” range can sustain blood sugar-related brain damage. According to the study, which was published this week in the journal American Academy of Neurology, people with blood sugar levels on the high end of the “normal” range could be at risk for brain shrinkage and dementia as …

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Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline

A study published today in the journal Neruology has found that people who are both obese and metabolically abnormal can expect to have their metal capabilities degrade at a faster rate than those who don’t suffer similar health issues. The study, a Whitehall cohort study, looked at 6,401 adults between the ages of 39 and 63 years old. Those labeled …

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