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March 16, 2021

Theatrics, Hypnosis, and the Roots of Modern Neurology Theatrics, Hypnosis, and the Roots of Modern Neurology

“Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs” – Jean-Martin Charcot Nearly 130 years after his death, Jean-Martin Charcot’s name still resonates […]
March 13, 2021

Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial  Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial 

Results from a phase 2 placebo-controlled trial of the investigational antiamyloid drug donanemab show that the novel agent met the primary outcome of slowing cognitive decline […]
March 12, 2021

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

New analyses of both observational and genetic data have provided “convincing evidence” that type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease. Dr […]
March 12, 2021

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk ‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large cohorts […]
March 12, 2021

Neurologic Drug Prices Jump 50% in Five Years Neurologic Drug Prices Jump 50% in Five Years

Medicare payments for branded neurologic drugs jumped 50% over a 5-year period, while claims for these medications increased by just 8%, new research shows. Results of […]
March 11, 2021

Newly Approved Drugs Offer New Hope in NMOSD Newly Approved Drugs Offer New Hope in NMOSD

While they’re extraordinarily expensive, a trio of newly approved medications is providing a variety of effective treatment options for patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a […]
March 11, 2021

Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer? Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer?

Palliative care for people with dementia is increasingly recognized as a way to improve quality of life and provide relief from the myriad physical and psychological […]
March 11, 2021

Disease Progression and Therapy Response Vary in MS by Ethnicity Disease Progression and Therapy Response Vary in MS by Ethnicity

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics differently, a new study finds, and there are big gaps in how they respond to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). […]
March 11, 2021

More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy

Further evidence supporting the safety of two antiseizure medications in pregnancy has come from a new study. The Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs […]
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