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    Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the November 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of… [...]

    Poorer neuropsychological test scores for HIV-positive

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—HIV-positive individuals treated with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) have poorer neuropsychological test scores than controls but no significant neuropsychological decline over time, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    LRRK2 variants linked to lower age at onset of Parkinson’s

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—The presence of multiple LRRK2 risk variants is associated with a younger age at onset (AAO) of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a research letter published online Nov. 13 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    Parkinson’s disease: A looming pandemic

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Bastiaa… [...]

    Benefits for new immunoassays for measuring A-beta-42 in CSF

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Concentrations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) β42-amyloid 42 (Aβ42) derived from new immunoassays may show improved agreement with visual flutemetamol F18 ([18F]flutemetamol)-labeled positron emission tomography (PET) assessment, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    Sodium oxybate promising for Parkinson’s, daytime sleepiness

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), sodium oxybate seems effective and well-tolerated, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    Sodium oxybate promising for Parkinson’s, daytime sleepiness

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), sodium oxybate seems effective and well-tolerated, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    Brain measures tied to atrial pressure in valvular heart Dz

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with chronic valvular heart disease, white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume is associated with mean right atrial (RA) pressure, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in JAMA Neurology. [...]

    International push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Substantial reductions in the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be achieved with improved policies for prevention, new directions for clinical care, and novel approaches to research, according to The Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI. [...]

    How burnout is plaguing doctors and harming patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The presidential symposium at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society of America in early October in Kansas City raised many eyebrows. The first presentation of this symposium focused on burnout rates among neurologists around the cou… [...]