American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

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Erenumab relieves migraines in hard-to-treat patients

May 3, 2018
A new drug, erenumab, reduces monthly migraine days in patients unsuccessfully treated with multiple other medications, according to a study…
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High fish intake may reduce MS risk

March 1, 2018
Consuming fish regularly is associated with a decreased risk for multiple sclerosis, according to a study that will be presented at the upcoming…
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Link found between certain types of hearing loss, memory loss

February 26, 2018
Patients with central presbycusis were more likely to have mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the…
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DASH diet lowers risk for depression in older adults

February 26, 2018
Older patients who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet, were less likely to develop depression, according to a…
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Transcranial direct stimulation improves anomia in dementia

April 27, 2017
Transcranial direct current stimulation improved picture recognition among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotermporal dementia…
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Apomorphine may reduce ‘off’ time for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease

April 26, 2017
Apomorphine may provide relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease during periods of immobility related to temporary unresponsiveness to…
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Rivastigmine plus citalopram comparable to rivastigmine for depression in Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2017
Rivastigmine plus citalopram did not have superior efficacy compared with rivastigmine alone among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease…
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Adjunctive memantine reduces agitation in Alzheimer's disease

April 24, 2017
Memantine plus cholinesterase inhibitors reduced agitation, delusion and other behavioral symptoms in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease…
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Physicians should discontinue medication to treat medication-overuse headache

April 26, 2016
Researchers found better outcomes when physicians discontinued overused medication when patients presented with medication-overuse headache…
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Improving sleep quality in children with ASD may improve cognitive functioning

April 25, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder exhibited better memory consolidation across sleep than in wake conditions, despite poorer sleep quality…