Have you read about the latest on the brain? Highlights here from Neuroscience 2014.
Brainpower Answers Burning Questions in Neurology
Get to the root of the latest research findings on nervous system disorders and test your brainpower with this quick 5-question quiz.
Bilingualism Postpones Dementia and Alzheimer
A new study bolsters evidence that bilingualism contributes to cognitive reserve, postpones symptoms of dementia, and delays diagnosis of Alzheimer disease.
Brain Aging, Development, and Disease Explained
Identification of a brain circuit implicated in Alzheimer disease and schizophrenia could aid in comprehension of brain disorders and point to prevention strategies.
For Tension Headache, Combo Rx Tops Acetaminophen
Pain relief is better with a triple combination medication that includes acetaminophen than with acetaminophen by itself, researchers found, suggesting a new therapeutic option.
Memory, Thinking Work Better in Complex Jobs
Study results suggest that more stimulating work environments may help people retain their cognitive abilities.
Stroke Mobile Unit Drives Golden Hour Thrombolysis
The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit speeds thrombolysis and thus improves short-term outcomes, with no risk to patients’ safety.
Diets May Ease Refractory Epilepsy Seizures in Adults
The ketogenic and the modified Atkins diets, high in fat and low in carbohydrates, could reduce these seizures, suggesting that clinicians bring them into the treatment discussion.
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Stroke: 5 New Findings
Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.
Migraine: 5 New Things To Know
Five recent studies offer new insights on migraine headaches-- its pathophysiologic underpinnings and various modes of therapy.
5 More Things You May Not Know About Multiple Sclerosis
Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.
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