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An official bi-monthly publication of the American Academy of Neurology, and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Neurology Now® features new information about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases.

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Vitamin D Levels in Blood May Help Predict Risk of MS

Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a large new study published in the September 13, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (September 15, 2017)

For Some, Smell Test May Signal Parkinson’s Disease up to 10 Years Before Diagnosis

A simple scratch-and-sniff test may one day be able to help identify some people at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease up to 10 years before the disease could be diagnosed, according to a new study published in the September 6, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (September 6, 2017)

Virus That Causes Mono May Increase Risk of MS for Multiple Races

Like whites, Hispanic and black people who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published in the August 30, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (August 30, 2017)

Less REM Sleep Tied to Greater Risk of Dementia

People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the August 23, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. REM sleep is the sleep stage when dreaming occurs. (August 25, 2017)

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