American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

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Recent research in migraine include links to omega-3s, fibromyalgia, marijuana, opioids

June 24, 2019
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The condition impacts almost one in five women, one in…
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Cholinesterase inhibitor plus memantine yields neurological benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s

May 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, adding memantine to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy reduced neuropsychiatric…
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How to determine which foods trigger migraine

May 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The relationship between food and migraine exists, but the reasons for it are uncertain, a presenter at the American Academy of…
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Clinicians should take active role in assessing head injury detection devices

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — As the number of companies claiming to have created a device that assesses or diagnoses head injury increases, it is important
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Plants other than marijuana may provide pain relief

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — There are several plants besides marijuana that may fill the growing need for nonpharmaceutical alternatives to pain relief that…
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BP drug does not improve Parkinson’s

May 2, 2019
Results from the STEADY-PD III trial that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting showed that the BP medication…
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Cannabidiol cuts seizures nearly in half for children with rare type of epilepsy

May 2, 2019
A pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol significantly reduced the number of seizures experienced by children with Dravet syndrome, according to…
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MS may not worsen after pregnancy

March 7, 2019
Despite long-held beliefs, women with multiple sclerosis did not demonstrate increased risk for relapse after pregnancy, breastfeeding and resuming…
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Depression may increase stroke risk

March 6, 2019
Elevated depressive symptoms were associated with an increased risk for incident ischemic stroke, according to findings that will be presented at the…
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Soda may worsen MS symptoms

March 5, 2019
Individuals with multiple sclerosis who consumed high amounts of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to experience severe disability…