Levels of α-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid might predict cognitive decline in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to research published online March 13 in the The American Journal of Pathology.
Midlife onset of diabetes and hypertension each may contribute to cognitive impairment later in life, according to research published online March 19 in Neurology.
High-dose simvastatin appears to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England, published online March 19 in The Lancet.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, particularly nonamnestic MCI, according to a study published online March 17 in JAMA Neurology.
Two European clinical trials are both investigating a theory that multiple sclerosis may be triggered by activation of human endogenous retroviruses.
Neuroimaging is frequently ordered for patients with headache, according to a research letter published online March 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The strain of bacterial meningitis that killed a Drexel University student earlier this month is the same strain behind a Princeton University outbreak last year, federal health officials said Tuesday. This suggests that the outbreak strain might still be present in the Princeton community and that the situation requires close monitoring, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ice hockey players with sports-related concussion have elevations in the axonal injury biomarker total tau and the astroglial injury biomarker S-100 calcium-binding protein B, according to a study published online March 13 in JAMA Neurology.
Morbidly or severely obese individuals develop migraine disorders significantly more often than patients who carry less weight.
Sodium picosulfate, a commonly prescribed medication for bowel prep prior to colonoscopy, is associated with increased risk of hyponatremia in older adults compared to polyethylene glycol.