High stress levels were associated with poor acute treatment outcomes in patients with chronic migraine.
Researchers examined the feasibility and safety of high-intensity treadmill exercise in patients with de novo Parkinson’s disease who were not taking medication.
No formal mechanisms exist in to require cessation of driving for reasons associated with dementia, so the treating neurologist is often relied upon to initiate discussions of driving.
Results highlight the need for secondary preventions for persons with existing AD brain pathology who are likely to develop clinical disease during their lifetime.
Researchers observed a direct correlation between the presence and severity of multiple sclerosis and the risk for epilepsy.
Among patients with Parkinson’s disease, more men than women have a caregiver.
Changes over time in brain volume and cognitive performance were similar between patients with HIV and controls.
Recent research has suggested that patent foramen ovale closure surgery might be a preventive measure against future migraine attacks.
Researchers examined the effects of ischemic stroke on disability trajectories over an extended period of time.
Neuropathic pain showed benefit from acupuncture through a reduction in shock-like pain and in intensity.
Researchers have reported the first case of postmortem confirmation of CTE using PET imaging.
Presence of neuroticism was associated with migraine diagnosis after controlling for current depression, stress, and childhood abuse.
Mental health assessments may be a helpful aspect to the presport evaluation if those in need have access to care.
Abnormal cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance imaging findings are highly predictive of Alzheimer disease dementia risk in patients with mild cognitive impairment.
Results of early statin therapy within 24 hours of hospital admission are similar to delayed statin intervention for reducing 90-day disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.
One of the most promising avenues of research is the concept of hypoxic conditioning, or ischemic preconditioning, in which brief periods of oxygen deprivation to the brain have been shown to provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.
Palliative and hospice care play an important role in the long-term management of Hungtington disease, including ongoing symptom relief measures, caregiver support, and end-of-life care.
In 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people, with respect to their exercising of free speech in the form of political campaign spending. But could some big businesses also be compared to a very specific type of person: a charismatic cult leader? Do big businesses use some of the same tactics leveraged by cults to win followers and suppress dissent? Are they using a form of neurological manipulation? As medical research goes forward, will it unwittingly help teach big business how to control the public brain?
Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been documented throughout time, the earliest dating back to Plato. Generally, they are stories told by people who were dying, or thought to be dying, and then returned to life healthy enough to describe their experience. Dream-like, out-of-body NDEs usually involve a tunnel of light, seeing loved ones who have passed away, a sensation of euphoria, and a mind-expanding journey. The recent documentation of NDEs has raised the question of whether human beings have souls or not. In most NDE cases, there is the sensation that people’s souls have left their bodies. However, as our knowledge has advanced, many experts claim NDEs can be explained through neuroscience, dismissing the theory of a connection to the soul.