Neurology News

Joint International Headache Congress 2021

9 Mar 2021

The International Headache Congress 2021 will be a fully digital congress.

Two of the most important headache societies, the International Headache Society (IHS) and the European Headache Federation (EHF) will unite for a joint International Headache Congress 2021, scheduled from 8–12 September in Berlin, Germany.

Treatable Sleep Disorder Common in People With Thinking and Memory Problems

28 Feb 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea is when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Research has shown people with this sleep disorder have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, it is treatable. 

Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers

23 Feb 2021

Scientists will monitor areas in which these diseases are endemic, such as São Paulo, the Amazon, the Pantanal and Panama, to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks (monkey being examined in Manaus área.

Loss of sense of smell and taste may last up to 5 months after COVID-19

17 Feb 2021

People with COVID-19 may lose their sense of smell and taste for up to five months after infection, according to a preliminary study released today, February 22, 2021, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 73rd Annual Meeting.

White Matter Changes in Brain Found in Frontotemporal Dementia

17 Feb 2021

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are also found in frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the age of 65, mainly resulting in changes in personality, behavior and problems with language rather than memory. 

New study suggests genetic testing could be appropriate for all MND patients regardless of family history

15 Feb 2021

Research from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) suggests that routine genetic testing may be appropriate for all MND patients and could impact disease subclassification and clinical care.

Spinal Fluid of People with Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Signals Inflammation

11 Feb 2021

People who have a gene variant associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease also tend to have changes in the fluid around their brain and spinal cord that are detectable years before symptoms arise, according to new research from Duke Health. 

Brain activity can reveal the severity of autistic traits

10 Feb 2021

A team of researchers from Russia and Israel applied a new algorithm to classify the severity of autistic personality traits by studying subjects’ brain activity.