Neurology

Exercise Study Suggests New Approach to Slowing Parkinson’s

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.


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Exercise Combats Mild Cognitive Impairment

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.

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Findings on Physician-assisted Suicide Suggest Need to Address Depression in MS Patients

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.


Link between ALS, Schizophrenia May Spur New Paths of Research

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.


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Treatment Restores Movement to Mouse Models of MS

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.

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Beta-amyloid Research Ignites Treatment Hopes for Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a phase 1b clinical trial published in Nature reveal scientists may be one step closer to finding a treatment that safely impedes the biological progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


Study Finds Maternal Rheumatoid Arthritis Raises Childhood Epilepsy Risk

Although it is established that the incidence of epilepsy is higher among individuals with autoimmune disorders — particularly those that directly affect the brain — a Danish study published in Neurology has specifically linked epilepsy risk among children to whether their mothers have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


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Component of Chicory May Combat Alzheimer’s

An acid in chicory could reduce impaired memory among people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to research in The FASEB Journal.

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Complicating Cognition: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Associated with Higher Dementia Risk

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a staple of treatment for prostate cancer, but a recent study adds to a growing body of evidence that it places men at higher risk of cognitive decline.


Alzheimer’s, Antipsychotics and Pneumonia: A Balancing Act

Recent research finds that regardless of the drug selected, physicians should exercise caution when prescribing antipsychotics to Alzheimer’s patients.