The human and financial toll of neurological disorders is increasing as the U.S. population ages. Here are some key data.
Recently gathered data build on previous research associating traumatic brain injury (TBI) with development of dementia.
Worldwide, cases of Parkinson’s disease are projected to double by 2040, according to recent research. Scientists who are investigating the causes of a disease they say is approaching pandemic proportions discuss ways to mitigate it.
Scientists already know lack of sleep raises the level of beta-amyloid — a protein connected with Alzheimer’s disease — in mice. Now, they have determined that the loss of a single night of sleep rapidly increases beta-amyloid in humans as well....
High-intensity treadmill exercise can be safely prescribed for patients with de novo Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may slow progression of some of the disease’s effects, according to a phase 2 clinical trial, the results of which were published in JAMA Neurology.
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may gain better memory and thinking ability by exercising semiweekly.
Milder than dementia, MCI affects reading...
A survey of people with multiple sclerosis reveals significant interest in physician-assisted suicide — findings that highlight the value of dealing with mental health issues among this population, according to researchers.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia share genetic origins, according to recent research published in Nature Communications. That finding has the potential to change how neurological and psychiatric diseases are studied and furthers hopes of curing both conditions.
By teaching T cells not to attack neurons’ myelin sheath, University of Maryland researchers believe they could be on a path toward improved approaches to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
An experimental treatment injected...