Neurology Information Center


Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.

CPAP not effective in reducing cardiovascular events, mortality

The use of PAP, compared with no treatment or sham, was not associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular outcomes or death for patients with sleep apnea.

Physical activity may not reduce the risk of dementia

Results from a 27-year follow-up study found no association between physical activity and a lower risk of dementia.

FDA approves first generic forms of Strattera for ADHD

The generic forms of Strattera are the first to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.

Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures in certain epilepsy patients

Cannabidiol appears to reduce seizures for some patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

FDA approves first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test

The test will provide information on an individual's genetic predisposition to 10 diseases or conditions.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a clinical practice guideline

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery foundation has released an updated clinical guideline for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

FDA approves Ocrevus to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis

The FDA approved Ocrevus to treat adults with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and relapsing forms of the disease.

Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a new clinical practice guideline

Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Neurology Opinion

Sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury can change physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which can include changes in the patient's sleeping patterns.

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.

Clinical Feature

Necrotizing myopathy: muscle weakness

Necrotizing myopathy: muscle weakness

Clinicians in all settings are in a position to identify patients with potential myopathic processes and complete an initial diagnostic work-up.

Managing concussion in primary care

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?

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