Depression in Parkinson's Strongest Predictor of Anxiety Depression in Parkinson's Strongest Predictor of Anxiety
Anxiety may affect up to 50% of all patients with of Parkinson's disease, but investigators have identified several predictors that may allow physicians to intervene and reduce the prevalence of this disabling condition. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Iron Supplementation May Reduce Tic Severity in Tourette'sIron Supplementation May Reduce Tic Severity in Tourette's
Children with Tourette's syndrome have more severe tics if they are iron deficient, a preliminary study shows. Iron supplementation reduces tic severity whether patients are iron deficient or not. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patients With Parkinson's Underuse Allied Health ServicesPatients With Parkinson's Underuse Allied Health Services
Few patients with Parkinson's disease take advantage of allied health services, which can enhance their long-term function. Racial and age disparities and administrative barriers may be possible reasons. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Genetic Testing to Guide Clopidogrel Treatment in Stroke/TIA?Genetic Testing to Guide Clopidogrel Treatment in Stroke/TIA?
A substudy of the CHANCE trial shows clopidogrel is of no additional benefit over aspirin alone for patients with TIA or minor stroke who carry the clopidogrel loss-of-function genes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Promising Results for Huntington's Disease Chorea DrugPromising Results for Huntington's Disease Chorea Drug
A deuterated form of the drug tetrabenazine significantly reduces chorea, increases weight, and improves quality of life compared with placebo in patients with Huntington disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Good News for Stem Cell Transplants in ALSMore Good News for Stem Cell Transplants in ALS
Transplantation of human spinal cord-derived neural stem cells in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is safe and does not accelerate progression of the disease, new phase 2 results show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Do People Feel Pain While Sleepwalking?Do People Feel Pain While Sleepwalking?
Do sleepwalkers feel pain? Dr Alan Jacobs discusses new research exploring the question. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Using EEG to Distinguish Epilepsy From Its Imitators Using EEG to Distinguish Epilepsy From Its Imitators
With an estimated 20% of seizures attributed to other causes than epilepsy, comprehensive evaluation is a crucial tool for general neurologists. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Placebo Exerts Strong Effects in Restless Legs TrialsPlacebo Exerts Strong Effects in Restless Legs Trials
Placebo strongly influences efficacy and adverse effects in intervention trials for restless legs syndrome, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows. Longer trials had more placebo effect. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AAN Develops Quality Improvement RegistryAAN Develops Quality Improvement Registry
The American Academy of Neurology's new Axon Registry aims to improve patient care and benefit physicians economically. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Valbenazine Reduces Tardive Dyskinesia, With Good TolerabilityValbenazine Reduces Tardive Dyskinesia, With Good Tolerability
In the phase 3 KINECT 3 trial, investigational drug valbenazine reduced tardive dyskinesia among psychiatric patients receiving antipsychotic medications, with a favorable safety profile. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Perils of Stem Cell Tourism: Case ReportThe Perils of Stem Cell Tourism: Case Report
A new case report describes a patient who developed a glioproliferative neoplasm of the spinal cord after stem cell transplants at commercial clinics in China, Argentina, and Mexico. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Truncal Vagotomy May Protect Against Parkinson's Truncal Vagotomy May Protect Against Parkinson's
Truncal but not selective vagotomy is associated with a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease later, a registry study shows. This finding suggests a vagal pathway for alpha-synuclein from the gut to the brain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physician's New Novel Takes Aim at Hospitalist Trend Physician's New Novel Takes Aim at Hospitalist Trend
Dr Michael Weisberg discusses his new book The Hospitalist, which details how the move away from personal care may be negatively affecting US healthcare Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Chronic Parental Migraine Affects Teenagers' LivesChronic Parental Migraine Affects Teenagers' Lives
Adolescents who live with parents who have chronic migraine miss family and social activities, have difficulties concentrating at school, and have increased rates of anxiety, say researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Continuous L-Dopa Enteric Infusion Relieves RLS SymptomsContinuous L-Dopa Enteric Infusion Relieves RLS Symptoms
Continuous enteric infusion of levodopa markedly relieved symptoms of restless legs syndrome and improved quality of life in a patient with contraindications to alternative drugs, a case report shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Targeting a Single Pathway to Treat Peripheral NeuropathyTargeting a Single Pathway to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews the results of a recent study finding that overactivation of matrix-metalloproteinase-13 is a key mechanism underlying peripheral neuropathy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Huntington's Gene More Common Than ThoughtHuntington's Gene More Common Than Thought
A new study suggests that Huntington's disease may be occurring more often but is being misdiagnosed in the elderly, who may have milder symptoms of abnormal movements or dementia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Identifying Migraine 'Protectors' Identifying Migraine 'Protectors'
A new data platform creates individual profiles aiming to identify which factors trigger migraine headaches, and which may protect against them. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CRP Levels Elevated in MigraineCRP Levels Elevated in Migraine
Individuals with migraine have raised levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein, suggesting potential avenues for research into novel therapies for the condition, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Disease on the Rise?Parkinson's Disease on the Rise?
A new study has found a significant increase in the incidence of Parkinson's over the course of 3 decades, more than doubling in men since 1976. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Menopausal Insomnia: CBT May Offer Robust, Long-term Relief Menopausal Insomnia: CBT May Offer Robust, Long-term Relief
Cognitive behavioral therapy and sleep restriction therapy both ease insomnia symptoms and fatigue in menopausal women. However, CBT-I may be superior. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Drugs Targeting CGRP Show Promise in MigraineDrugs Targeting CGRP Show Promise in Migraine
Two new studies show good results with different approaches targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptides to treat and prevent migraine attacks. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bright Evening Light Suppresses Melatonin in PreschoolersBright Evening Light Suppresses Melatonin in Preschoolers
In very young children, exposure to bright light in the evening suppresses melatonin, which has implications for the use of electronic devices before bed, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Probiotic, Prebiotic Relieves Constipation in Parkinson'sProbiotic, Prebiotic Relieves Constipation in Parkinson's
A safe and well-tolerated special formulation of fermented milk with probiotics and prebiotic fiber relieves constipation in patients with PD. Constipation affects about 60% of patients with PD. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Headache Burden Persistent After Traumatic Brain InjuryHeadache Burden Persistent After Traumatic Brain Injury
Patients with traumatic brain injury have persistent, migraine-like headaches that affect their lives for at least 5 years after the injury, results of a prospective study reveal. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Europe Still Low Risk for Zika, but Global Threat RemainsEurope Still Low Risk for Zika, but Global Threat Remains
Neurologists at the recent Congress of the European Academy of Neurology heard the latest on Zika virus infection and clinical consequences from the World Federation of Neurology. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Women With Obesity Leaving Migraine UntreatedWomen With Obesity Leaving Migraine Untreated
Obese women with migraine leave almost half of their headache days untreated, with the majority of women who do take drugs relying on non-migraine-specific medications, say US researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Later School Start Times Benefit Middle Schoolers TooLater School Start Times Benefit Middle Schoolers Too
New research adds to a growing body of literature demonstrating that later school start times are associated with improved sleep health in children. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nonmotor Parkinson's Symptoms Commonly UnreportedNonmotor Parkinson's Symptoms Commonly Unreported
Several barriers cause patients with Parkinson's often to underreport nonmotor symptoms, which affect almost all patients, a study showed. Quality of life may be diminished, when it could be improved. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Online Sleep Education Tool Promising in College Students Online Sleep Education Tool Promising in College Students
A brief online program improves sleep behaviors, sleep knowledge, risky drinking, and depression in college students, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in Your Patients With MSManaging Fatigue in Your Patients With MS
There are multiple theories explaining fatigue in MS, but when it comes to addressing it, the best strategy is begin with a patient's sleep patterns. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Mortality Increased With Long-Acting OpioidsMortality Increased With Long-Acting Opioids
Noncancer pain patients treated with long-acting opioids face a significantly increased risk for all-cause mortality, particularly during the first 30 days of starting therapy, warn US researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New AHS Consensus on Emergency Migraine ManagementNew AHS Consensus on Emergency Migraine Management
Intravenous metoclopramide and prochlorperazine, and subcutaneous sumatriptan, get the highest level of recommendation from a panel on acute treatment of migraine in the emergency department Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Problems Common in Military SpousesSleep Problems Common in Military Spouses
Screening and intervention for sleep problems may promote resiliency in the military families. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brief Blue-Light Exposure May Have Lasting Brain Benefits Brief Blue-Light Exposure May Have Lasting Brain Benefits
A single 30-minute exposure to blue light boosts activation in brain regions critical to thinking for a period of time after exposure ends. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Improves Central Sleep Apnea Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Improves Central Sleep Apnea
Unilateral transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation diminished central sleep apnea and improved sleep quality and overall quality of life in a randomized, controlled trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Talk to Neuro Patients About Stress, Sleep, and Sex Talk to Neuro Patients About Stress, Sleep, and Sex
Patients with neurologic disorders often have psychiatric or other problems affecting their quality of life, experts say, underlining the importance of looking beyond the neurologic diagnosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AASM Guideline on Optimal Sleep for Children New AASM Guideline on Optimal Sleep for Children
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tired Cops May Interact Less Well With the PublicTired Cops May Interact Less Well With the Public
Combating shift work-related fatigue among police officers might have benefits in terms of how they interact with members of the public in day-to-day encounters, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patients With MS Want More Info on WellnessPatients With MS Want More Info on Wellness
Survey respondents also said that cost was an ongoing concern and that clinicians failed to discuss topics of interest to them, such as diet and sexual function. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

90% of Stroke Burden Can Be Avoided 90% of Stroke Burden Can Be Avoided
Most healthy years lost to stroke can be avoided by controlling risk factors, a new study finds, particularly choices such as smoking and exercise. Air pollution was also a major contributing risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Zecuity Sumatriptan Patch Sales SuspendedZecuity Sumatriptan Patch Sales Suspended
The voluntary, temporary removal of this migraine product comes in the wake of postmarketing reports of burns and scars at the application site. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Should Patients With MS Get Vitamin D Supplements? Should Patients With MS Get Vitamin D Supplements?
Several ongoing studies may help provide answers soon, said a prominent vitamin D trialist. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MS Remissions Last 13 Years in Canadian Stem Cell StudyMS Remissions Last 13 Years in Canadian Stem Cell Study
Researchers said that patients not only had no evidence of disease but also were functionally better, returning to driving, work, and school. They caution, though, that the procedure is risky. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Protein Tau Tracks Symptoms Better Than Amyloid DoesAlzheimer's Protein Tau Tracks Symptoms Better Than Amyloid Does
A new study suggests that tau imaging could be more useful as a diagnostic tool in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Linked to Less Autism in Kids of Women With Epilepsy Folic Acid Linked to Less Autism in Kids of Women With Epilepsy
New research suggests that women with epilepsy who take an antiepileptic drug should start taking folic acid supplements as early as possible in pregnancy, if not before. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 9, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Treadmill Walking Improves Cognition in MS Treadmill Walking Improves Cognition in MS
A pilot study shows regular treadmill walking can improve cognition in multiple sclerosis. The researchers will conduct a larger randomized trial, to be funded by the National Institutes of Health. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Tele-Assessment' of Stroke Patients in Ambulance Saves Time 'Tele-Assessment' of Stroke Patients in Ambulance Saves Time
Using video Internet technology to facilitate assessment of patients by a remote neurologist gets patients to imaging faster, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia
FDA clears the first insomnia device that reduces sleep latency to stage 1 as well as stage 2 sleep. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news