American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

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BMI affects survival after stroke

March 4, 2019
People with a higher BMI are more likely to survive a stroke, according to findings being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology…
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Link found between sleep apnea, higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

March 4, 2019
Witnessed sleep apneas were significantly associated with tau in a part of the brain that helps with memory, according to findings that will be…
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Medical marijuana relieves symptoms of chronic disease in older adults

February 28, 2019
Medical marijuana was safe and effective for improving symptoms such as pain, sleep disorders and anxiety due to chronic diseases in older adults…
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First noninvasive hand-held medical therapy treats migraines

May 17, 2018
The vagus nerve stimulator known as gammaCore, which creators said was the first such noninvasive hand-held treatment, provided relief for the pain…
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Sleep complaints linked to chronic headaches

May 17, 2018
Patients presenting with sleep issues are more likely to have chronic headaches, according to findings presented at the American Academy of…
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Migraine leads to increased risk, underdiagnosis of sleep disorders

May 16, 2018
The risk for sleep apnea and sleep disturbances is higher among those with migraine, according to data from the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and…
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More Botox benefits discovered

May 16, 2018
The benefits to receiving Botox have extended into the pain management and sleep medicine spectrums, according to two abstracts presented at the…
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More than half of patients with chronic migraine receive opioids

May 11, 2018
Opioids were prescribed to more than half of patients with chronic migraine and about one-third of patients with episodic migraine, according to…
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In-hospital mortality due to acute stroke continues to decline

May 10, 2018
The rate of mortality among patients hospitalized with acute stroke continues to decrease nationwide, according to a study presented at the American…
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Alder, Allergan report success in developing migraine treatments

May 8, 2018
Two pharmaceutical companies recently reported positive results in trials involving therapies for migraines, a condition that according to the…