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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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Breaking News from the American Academy of Neurology

Exercise Not Shown to Reduce Women’s Risk of Developing MS

A large, new study shows no evidence that exercise may reduce a woman’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The research is published in the September 28, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Previous small studies had shown conflicting results. (September 29, 2016)

Women, Minorities May Be Undertreated for Stroke

Women and minorities may be less likely to receive treatment for stroke, according to a study published in the September 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (September 15, 2016)

Excess Weight in Women Has Different Effects on Different Types of Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – According to new research, women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke. The study is published in the September 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (September 12, 2016)

Prescription for Medical Students: A Day at the Art Museum?

MINNEAPOLIS – With the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, understanding their care is vital for doctors. Yet medical students often just learn the facts and may only see people with advanced disease who are at the hospital or nursing home. A study shows a new way to help medical students learn about the disease—at the art museum. (July 30, 2015)

Can Migraine Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

MINNEAPOLIS – New research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study is published in the July 22, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (July 23, 2015)

Alzheimer’s May Affect the Brain Differently in African-Americans than European-Americans

MINNEAPOLIS – Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a study published in the July 15, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (July 17, 2015)

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