Neurology Information Center


Exercise may improve cognitive function ater stroke

Exercise may improve cognitive function ater stroke

The most effective programs offered patients exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness.

MRI may detect autism before age 1

MRI scans showed that the brain size of infants grew faster between 12 and 24 months, the same time that behavioral signs of autism appeared.

Apixaban linked to higher rates of stroke than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.

Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The corticosteroid was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.

Noise-induced hearing loss a problem for US adults

Discussions between patients and personal health care providers about hearing loss symptoms, tests, and ways to protect hearing might help with early diagnosis of hearing loss.

ADHD accounts for 6 million annual clinician visits for children

More than 6 million physician visits were made by children between 4 and 17 years of age with ADHD in 2012 to 2013.

Migraine increases stroke risk in surgical patients

Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.

Neurology Opinion

Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders

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

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

Clinical Feature

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?

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

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