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Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

Common neurological diseases pose serious annual financial burden for the U.S.

The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014, and this figure is projected to grow as the elderly population doubles between 2011 and 2050, according to a new study published in the April issue of the Annals of Neurology. [Read More]

FDA approves new drug to treat multiple sclerosis

FDA approves new drug to treat multiple sclerosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). [Read More]

Hepatitis B and C patients more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, study finds

Hepatitis B and C patients more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, study finds

The viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the March 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The hepatitis virus affects the [Read More]

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Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

See more here: Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear [Read More]

People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier [Read More]

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Tiny vesicles isolated from adult mesenchymal stem cells and administered intranasally can limit the damage to the [Read More]

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

A small, preliminary study may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). [Read More]

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical [Read More]