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WhatsApp-based support group likely to improve the situation of epilepsy patients

Leaving feelings of isolation behind: WhatsApp-based support groups may be a way of facilitating communication and support among epilepsy patients. A study ...

Underestimated burden: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s & Co impair sexuality

Although neurological disorders can wreak chaos in a person’s intimate private life, affected patients do not have to acquiesce to this situation. ...

Underestimated burden: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s & Co impair sexuality

Although neurological disorders can wreak chaos in a person’s intimate private life, affected patients do not have to acquiesce to this situation. This was the message emphasised by experts at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen. ... Full story

A study shows how the brain switches into memory mode

Researchers at the University of Bonn identify an important neuronal mechanism ... Full story

New light shed on causes of movement disorders Parkinson’s disease

A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Bettina Schwab, a researcher at the University of Twente, discovered that this group of patients have increased concentrations of a certain type of protein. Ms Schwab defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday 22 April. ... Full story

World-first blood test for Parkinson's

La Trobe University researchers have developed a world-first diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. ... Full story

AAN Updates Guidelines on Use of Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent research. ... Full story

Once-a-Day Epilepsy Drug May Prevent Seizures as Well as Twice-a-Day Drug

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – A new study suggests that an epilepsy drug that can be taken once a day may control seizures as well as a drug that must be taken twice a day, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. ... Full story

What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson’s disease

By Dr Darshini Ayton, Dr Narelle Warren and Dr Scott Ayton - Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease. Because of its complex and debilitating nature, Parkinson’s is a great burden on its sufferers and a great cost to society. ... Full story

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