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Study: MS Drug Costs Nearly Triple over Seven Years, Even with Introduction of Generic

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of one of the most common drugs had little overall effect on prices, according to a study published in the January 15, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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10-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
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Sleep Deprived? Study Finds Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Biomarker

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the January 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Men's Health, Neuro, Sleep, Neurology (journal), All Journal News, Staff Picks,

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6-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have “objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties” (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be “cognitively normal,” offering a potential new early biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cell Biology, Neuro, Neurology (journal),

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31-Dec-2019 8:20 AM EST
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What Comes First, Beta-Amyloid Plaques or Thinking and Memory Problems?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The scientific community has long believed that beta-amyloid, a protein that can clump together and form sticky plaques in the brain, is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta-amyloid then leads to other brain changes including neurodegeneration and eventually to thinking and memory problems. But a new study challenges that theory. The study suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid plaques that can be detected in the brain. The study is published in the December 30, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cognition and Learning, Neuro, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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27-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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Obesity, but Not Poor Diet and Inactivity, Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A large study that followed more than one million women for nearly two decades has found that obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life; however, poor diet and lack of exercise are not. The study is published in the December 18, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Exercise and Fitness, Neuro, Nutrition, Obesity, Women's Health, Neurology (journal),

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15-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens MS Center, Welcomes David Duncan, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Opens MS Center, Welcomes David Duncan, M.D.

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently opened a new Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center and welcomed MS Certified Specialist David Duncan, M.D., as director of the center.

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16-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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Take Long Naps? Sleep More Than Nine Hours a Night? Your Stroke Risk May Be Higher

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Neuro, Sleep, Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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6-Dec-2019 4:40 PM EST
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For Concussion, MS, Other Neurologic Disorders, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as Office Visit

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

For people with many neurologic disorders, seeing the neurologist by video may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a review of the evidence conducted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The evidence review examined all available studies on use of telemedicine for several neurologic conditions – stroke being one of the conditions that is well-validated and highly utilizes telemedicine – and is published in the December 4, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the AAN. The results indicate that a diagnosis from a neurologist by video for certain neurologic conditions is likely to be as accurate as an in-person visit.

Channels: Healthcare, Neuro, Trauma, Neurology (journal), All Journal News,

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3-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Beware of Swimming if You Use Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Researchers have identified nine cases of people who lost their ability to swim after having a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The new research is published in the November 27, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. All nine people had been good swimmers even after their Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. But once they had deep brain stimulation surgery, researchers found while other movement symptoms improved, their swimming skills deteriorated.

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22-Nov-2019 11:05 PM EST
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