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Pregnancy History May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A woman’s history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer’s disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 697117

Higher Blood Pressure May Be Linked to Brain Disease, Alzheimer’s

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions, according to a study published in the July 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers also found a link between higher blood pressure and more markers of Alzheimer’s disease, tangles in the brain.

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Article ID: 696851

Exposure to Paint, Varnish, Other Solvents Linked to Increased Risk of MS

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents and who also carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at much greater risk of developing the disease than people who have only the exposure to solvents or the MS genes, according to a study published in the July 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 696793

DBS Treatment May Slow the Progression of Parkinson’s Tremor in Early-Stage Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may slow the progression of tremor for early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released in the June 29 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 696557

Study: Men with Migraine May Have Higher Estrogen Levels

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

While it has been known that estrogen plays a role in migraine for women, new research shows that the female sex hormone may also play a role in migraine for men, according to a small study published in the June 27, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 695870

Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to a large study published in the June 13, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In addition, the risk may be higher for younger people and those with complications from the disease.

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Article ID: 695466

Black, Hispanic People May Be More Likely to Have a Second Hemorrhagic Stroke than Whites

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Black and Hispanic people may be more likely to have another intracerebral hemorrhage, or a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, than white people, according to a study published in the June 6, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 695115

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Help Improve Thinking Skills?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find the answers, researchers reviewed all of the studies where older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and their tests of thinking and memory skills were compared to those of people who did not start a new exercise routine. The review is published in the May 30, 2018, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 694845

New Type of Vertigo Identified

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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