Women with epilepsy are recommended high doses of folic acid before and during pregnancy owing to risk of congenital anomalies associated with antiseizure medications. Whether prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with increases in the risk of childhood cancer is unknown.
In the last 6 years, following the first pathological description of presumed amyloid-beta (Aβ) transmission in humans (in 2015) and subsequent experimental confirmation (in 2018), clinical cases of iatrogenic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)-attributed to the transmission of Aβ seeds-have been increasingly recognised and reported.
Of the more than 6 million Alzheimer's patients in the U.S. age 65 or older, nearly two-thirds are women. A new study may help explain the gender gap - and offer clues to new treatments for helping patients of both sexes fight back.
Neurodegenerative diseases exert an overwhelming socioeconomic burden all around the globe.
Google the word "dopamine" and you will learn that its nicknames are the "happy hormone" and the "pleasure molecule" and that it is among the most important chemicals in our brains. With The Guardian branding it "the Kim Kardashian of neurotransmitters," dopamine has become a true pop-science darling - people across the globe have attempted to...
Young adults who are moderate to heavy drinkers are at increased risk of suffering a stroke - and the risk goes up with more years of imbibing, a new study published in Neurology suggests.
Exposure to a traffic-related air pollutant significantly increases risk for dementia, new research suggests.
Obesity reportedly increases the risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but little is known about its association with disability accumulation.
In the management of acute and chronic stroke, smartphone apps enhance communication between first responders and waiting hospital staff and reduce door-to-needle time, according to a literature review (Journal of Stroke. Published online Sept. 30, 2022.)
Estrogen has the potential to influence brain physiology implicated in dementia pathogenesis.