Neurologic Disorders Resource Center

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Malaria Drugs: Future for Parkinson's Disease? ...

Anti-malarial drugs may be a potential treatment option for Parkinson's disease.

Driving Straight' and Dementia

Drivers with dementia who have more difficulties driving straight and making left and right turns are more likely to fail road testing.

Trans Fats Bad for the Memory

A new study reports that greater consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) is strongly linked to worsening memory in men aged 45 and older, compared to men who consume no dTFA.

Omega-3s and Alzheimer's Risk

Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids may benefit some patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Placebo Effect in Marijuana-Dementia Study?

Low-dose oral tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia

Seizure Drug Boosts MS Patient Eyesight

New research suggests that a medication indicated to treat seizures could also reduce the risk of nerve damage and blindness in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Air Pollution's Effects on the Brain

Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.

New Qudexy XR Monotherapy Age Range

The FDA has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Qudexy XR (topiramate; Upsher-Smith) extended-release capsules for monotherapy in patients ages 2 to less than 10 years old with partial onset (POS) or primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.

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Breastfeeding Tied to Reduced Risk of MS Relapse

Breastfeeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse.

Multidisciplinary Rehab Compared to CBT for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment (MRT) is more effective for reducing fatigue than cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Aptiom Gains Monotherapy Indication for Seizure Tx

Sunovion announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) as monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures.

Does Cannabis Change the Brain? Mixed Results From Two Studies

The potential effect of cannabis on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

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Neurological Complications Caused by "Skinny Jeans"

Neurological Complications Caused by "Skinny Jeans"

So-called "skinny jeans" (slim-fitting jeans tapered at the ankle) are a fashion statement to many but could also be a health risk when combined with excess squatting, according to a case report published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Prescription Drug Interaction with Ginseng Leads to DRESS Syndrome

Prescription Drug Interaction with Ginseng Leads to DRESS Syndrome

A case study in Pharmacotherapy describes the first known instance of a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome likely induced by a drug interaction between lamotrigine and ginseng.

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are rare and are more likely to be linked to larger doses and severe symptoms (such as those present in serotonin syndrome), but a new case study in the journal Pharmacotherapy described a patient that developed seizures after vilazodone treatment was initiated.

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