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Monday, March 05, 2018

American Academy of Neurology Praised for New Neutral Stance on Lawful Physician-Hastened Death

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) received praise for a new position statement published in late February 2018 that rescinds the AAN 1998 position against medically-assisted suicide, or law…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Eating whole grains, leafy greens, and fruits is correlated with lower depression rate as well as lowered stroke risk.

A study of the effects of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet shows that people who eat vegetables, fruit, and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time. The study …

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Friday, October 27, 2017

ECTRIMS: Genentech Data Signals Emphasis on Multiple Sclerosis Disease Progression, Disability

Data presented by Genentech at the 7th Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) -- Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACT…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stroke Rates Decreasing Among Men, Steady in Women

Although stroke incidence rates are dropping overall, new findings suggest that those decreases are only seen in men. In a new study published in Neurology (published online August 9), investigators t…

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Monday, May 08, 2017

Special Report—Expanding the Scope of Neurology: An Interview with Ralph L. Sacco, MD

Following are exerpts from Practical Neurology® magazine's interview with AAN President Ralph L. Sacco, MD. See the upcoming May edition for the full interview. When Ralph L. Sacco, MD…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

AAN 2017 Meeting: Racial and Regional Disparities Identified in Endovascular Care Delivery

Access to endovascular care is significantly impacted by factors such as race, region, and hospital, according to findings presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Stroke Hospitalization Rates and Risk Factors Increasing in Young Adults

Rates of acute ischemic stroke are increasing in young adults, new findings suggest (JAMA Neurology, April 10). Investigators analyzed stroke hospitalization rates as well as associated risk factors a…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Burnout Affects 60 Percent of US Neurologists

  More than half of practicing neurologists in the US are experiencing some form of burnout, according to a new study published online in Neurology (January 25). The study involved 1,671 neuro…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AMA Takes Policy Steps to Encourage Further CTE Research

The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently adopted new policies urging further research into the detection, causes, and prevention of head injuries. In particular, the policies encourage effo…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Global Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics Market Expected to Reach $20 Billion by 2024

The global therapeutics market over the next decade for MS is expected to swell to $20 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 1.5 percent, according to a new report. The recently published “Epi…

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Monday, July 20, 2015

American Headache Society Urges Patients, Physicians to Heed FDA Warning on NSAIDs

In follow-up to the FDA's warning on NSAIDs risks , an educational initiative is underway by The American Headache Society to be sure people with migraine and other headache disorders, as well as thei…

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vicodin vex: DEA tightens restrictions on hydrocodone combos

On Friday the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II. Pure hydrocodone drugs have been list…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Former NBC Correspondent Charles Sabine to Speak at Annual Huntington Study Group Clinical Research Symposium

In his 26 years as a correspondent for NBC News covering wars, disasters, atrocities and other human suffering, Charles Sabine often put himself in harm’s way. But the risks he sometimes felt on th…

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