Neurology

The Prevalence and Impact of 3 Degenerative Diseases

Alzheimer’s disease, irritable bowel disease and osteoarthritis place a heavy burden on patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.


Examining the Link Between PTSD and Stroke in the Young Adult Population

Ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) have grown more prevalent in young and middle-aged adults during the past decade. According to research led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, post-traumatic stress disorder may be to blame.


Mapping the Way to More Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Injury

A dearth of therapies to repair spinal cord damage and reverse paralysis following spinal cord injury spurred a team of researchers to embark on an ambitious project to map the spine as never before.


Examining Sex Difference for Neurological Health Conditions

Although many neurological health conditions are common to both women and men, symptoms can manifest in distinct ways for women. These considerations may impact the diagnosis and treatment of seemingly non-sex-specific medical conditions in women.


Ending Parkinson’s: Experts Look to Prevention, Treatment and Reversal

Recent scientific advances point to a hopeful future for people who have or could develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.


Study of Cannabinoids’ Potential to Treat MS Symptoms Yields Mixed Results

Medicinal cannabinoids are likely safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the drugs’ efficacy in relieving symptoms appears to be slight, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis finds.


Zeroing In on Coffee’s Potential Use Against Neurodegenerative Disease

The health effects of coffee are not a novel field of research. A study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in 2016 determined that the benefits of moderate coffee consumption among adults clearly outweigh its risks, and numerous studies have evaluated its possible neuroprotective effects.


Neurology in Profile

The human and financial toll of neurological disorders is increasing as the U.S. population ages. Here are some key data.


Study Adds to Evidence Linking Traumatic Brain Injury to Dementia Risk

Recently gathered data build on previous research associating traumatic brain injury (TBI) with development of dementia.


Trending Up: Addressing the Rising Prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease

Worldwide, cases of Parkinson’s disease are projected to double by 2040, according to recent research. Scientists who are investigating the causes of a disease they say is approaching pandemic proportions discuss ways to mitigate it.