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Exercise May Boost Motor Function Recovery in Stroke
Aerobic exercise not only improves cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with stroke but also may have a beneficial effect on neuroplasticity and improve motor recovery.
Self-management Lifts Cognitive Function in Epilepsy
The results of a new study indicate that a simple self-management intervention may improve patients’ cognitive performance.
New Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea Tool: Don’t Get Caught Napping
Screening for and then treating obstructive sleep apnea may help improve seizure control in epilepsy, a new study shows.
Carotid Stenosis Tied to Cognitive Decline as Well as Stroke
Patients who have blockages in the carotid arteries are at risk not only for stroke but possibly for cognitive impairment as well.
New Drug Class Shows Promise in Migraine Prevention
Studies of the first specific mechanism-based treatments may harken a new era of prevention.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Marks Brain Damage With Cardiac Arrest
Measuring cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers may help determine the amount of a patient’s brain damage and complement clinical assessments.
Genetic Test Reveals High, or Low, Pain Perception
The test may identify which patients have a high or a low predisposition for pain perception, according to the results of a new study.
Mild Cognitive Impairment Raises Risk of Death
The death rate appears to be higher in these persons than in those who are cognitively normal.
Marijuana Treats Some Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Oral and spray forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms, according to a systematic review from the American Academy of Neurology.
Fried Foods, Genetic Predisposition Boost Obesity
Persons with a genetic predisposition to obesity who eat fried foods are at higher risk for obesity than those without a genetic predisposition.
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