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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest.

    In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association between levels of beta-amy...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia.

    In two different studies, the decr...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

    "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.

    "Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after con...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study suggests.

    The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparent...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not nurture, may play the bigger role in the innate intelligence of individual chimpanzees, a new study finds.

    "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William Hopkins of th...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

    In a newly released position statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said that doctors have an ethic...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Headbanging to rock music may be bad for your brain, a new study warns.

    German doctors recently diagnosed the first case of bleeding in the brain that might have been caused by headbanging at a rock concert.

    A 50-year-old man went to the do...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who regularly walk for exercise may significantly improve their physical and mental function, a new study finds.

    "The benefits of exercise that apply to a normal, healthy person are even greater in Parkinson's dis...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a severe head injury often develop anemia, but aggressively treating the blood condition may do more harm than good, a new clinical trial suggests.

    Experts said the findings, reported July 2 in the Journal of the American Medi...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says.

    That's because people's biological rhythms are linked with the Earth's rotation, according to Dr. Brian Gro...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery is increasingly touted as a potential "cure" for the debilitating headaches, but researchers say the evidence just isn't there to support those claims.

    In an analysis of two studies on migraine trigger "deactivation" surgery, rese...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as four of every 10 stroke victims leave the hospital without a clue about what caused the stroke, their doctors hamstrung on how to prevent another one from occurring.

    "You can imagine how unsettling this is," said Dr. Rod Passman, a p...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Military veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury may be more prone to developing dementia, new research suggests.

    In fact, they were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia sooner than those who never had a brain inj...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some retired NFL players live with nearly constant headaches, and their misery is frequently punctuated with skull-splitting migraines, a new study reports.

    An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the fo...Full Article