Neurologic Disorders Resource Center

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Cholesterol: Protective Effect in MS?

Serum cholesterol may have a protective effect in multiple sclerosis (MS) via the blood-brain barrier, although researchers are unsure as to the mechanism of action.

Can Losing Weight Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Among elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop dementia earlier

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

News

Case Illustrates Impact of Dabigatran-Phenytoin Interaction

A new report highlights the potential risk in concomitant use of the anticoagulant dabigatran, and phenytoin, a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inducer used to treat seizure disorders.

Study Compares Efficacy of Two MS Treatments in Reducing Relapses

A retrospective analysis found that natalizumab is more effective than fingolimod, in preventing relapses in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

Mechanistic Link Between Brain Trauma and Features of Dementia

Imaging studies suggest that the development of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be related to the presence of axonal damage, according to research published online in Neurology.

Are Physicians Doing Enough to Keep Children Who Play Football Safe?

Physicians should take a more active stand against tackle football, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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A Disabling Side Effect of SSRI Therapy?

A Disabling Side Effect of SSRI Therapy?

Dysgraphia after sertraline intake has been documented in a case report published online in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Interventions to Enhance Adherence to MS Therapies

Interventions to Enhance Adherence to MS Therapies

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a challenging disease characterized by often debilitating symptoms, including pain, fatigue, cognitive impairment, sensorimotor deficits, bowel, and bladder problems, and mental health issues.

Yoga and Acupuncture: Helpful Adjuncts for MS Patients?

Yoga and Acupuncture: Helpful Adjuncts for MS Patients?

Yoga and acupuncture are two modalities commonly used by patients with MS. This article examines the potential benefits and risks of each.

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