Category: "Causes"

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive decline, and impaired memory. Injury to the brain stimulates the production of new neurons, but these new cells are sometimes hyperexcitable, disrupting neural circuits and causing […]

Migraine Ups Stroke Risk, but Only in Smokers

Migraine Ups Stroke Risk, but Only in Smokers

Migraine is associated with an increased risk for stroke among active smokers, but not nonsmokers, new research shows. The findings, from a population-based multiethnic cohort study of stroke incidence, were published online July 22 in Neurology by Teshamae S. Monteith, MD, assistant professor of clinical neurology and chief of the Headache Division at the University […]

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of […]

NEUROLOGY: Gastric Surgery May Be Risk Factor for Headaches

NEUROLOGY: Gastric Surgery May Be Risk Factor for Headaches

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding surgery were associated with later developing a condition called […]

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