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Breaking News from the American Academy of Neurology

Living with Children May Mean Less Sleep for Women, But Not for Men

New research backs up what many women already know: They’re sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night’s sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (February 27, 2017)

People with Epilepsy: Tell Us About Rare Risk of Death

People with epilepsy want their health care providers to tell them about a rare risk of death associated with the disorder, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (February 24, 2017)

More Than 200 Neurologists Gather for 15th Annual Neurology on the Hill

Neurologists from across the country will meet with federal lawmakers on February 27 – 28, 2017, for the 15th annual “Neurology on the Hill,” an event by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to educate Congress on the critical role of neurologists in health care. (February 23, 2017)

Sleeping Longer? It May Be a Sign of Increased Dementia Risk

Sleeping more than nine hours a day may be an early sign of degeneration of the brain and signify an increased risk of dementia in older people, according to a new study published in the February 22, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (February 23, 2017)

Seizures Tracked with Apple Watch App Linked to Stress, Missed Sleep

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds triggers are often stress and missed sleep, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (February 22, 2017)

Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ALS

Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS. (February 21, 2017)

Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. (February 21, 2017)

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