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Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The same may hold true for working stiffs whose jobs place extreme physical demands upon them, […]

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For Soccer Players, Heading May Pose Bigger Risk Than Collisions

For Soccer Players, Heading May Pose Bigger Risk Than Collisions

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heading the ball — not player collisions — may lead to temporary thinking declines in soccer players, a new study finds. “Unintentional head impacts are generally considered the most common cause of diagnosed concussions in soccer, so it’s understandable that current prevention efforts aim at […]

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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Due to Blood Infection

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Due to Blood Infection

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is being treated for a blood infection in a Houston hospital. Bush, 93, was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood, spokesman Jim McGrath said on Twitter Monday, the Associated Press reported. Latest Neurology News The former president and vice president is […]

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Don’t Wait to Take MS Drugs

Don’t Wait to Take MS Drugs

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most multiple sclerosis patients shouldn’t wait to start taking medication in the early stages of the disease, new guidelines say. “The treatment landscape for people with MS has changed dramatically over the last decade,” said lead guidelines author Dr. Alexander Rae-Grant, who’s with the Cleveland […]

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Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor — a neurological condition that causes trembling in the […]

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Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers. But they added that it isn’t clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head because the study only showed an association. […]

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Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger’s Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger’s Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger’s syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the “narrative” that pediatrician Hans Asperger was an active opponent of the […]

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Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson’s Risk

Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson’s Risk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans suggests. “Upwards of 40 percent of adults have had a traumatic brain injury [concussion], […]

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Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks

Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s been lots of research into how too many hours lounging on chairs and sofas can harm the heart. Now, researchers say all that sitting might be bad for your brain, too. A new study found that too much time spent sitting was correlated with […]

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Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don’t just stress you out — these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests. “We used a new algorithm to predict brain aging […]