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AAN guideline: Plasma exchange effective in treating severe MS relapses, neuropathies
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology recommends using plasma exchange to treat people with severe relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) and related diseases, as well as those with certain kinds of nerve disorders known as neuropathies. View News Article (2011-01-18)

Guideline: Surgery may be considered for extreme face pain
A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds surgery may be considered for people who suffer from extreme, electric shock-like pain in their face and do not respond well to drugs. View News Article (2008-08-21)

Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too
A new study shows that people who are smokers and have a family history of brain aneurysm appear to be significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. View News Article (2009-01-05)

Kids with autism may have gene that causes muscle weakness
Some kids with autism may have a genetic defect that affects the muscles, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 12-19, 2008. View News Article (2008-04-14)

New guidelines identify best treatments to help ALS patients live longer, easier
New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology identify the most effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig's disease. The guidelines are published in the October 13, 2009, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. View News Article (2009-10-13)

Guideline: Vertigo can be treated easily and quickly
A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology found that the best treatment for vertigo is the easiest and quickest one. View News Article (2008-05-27)

Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen
Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care.  View News Article (2014-12-17)

A meta-analysis of a class of drugs called the triptans-known to be effective for migraine relief -is detailed in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Three oral triptans-10 mg rizatriptan, 80 mg eletriptan, and 12.5 mg almotriptan-offer the best future chance of success. View News Article (2001-11-14)

Study finds Gingko biloba does not improve cognition in MS patients
Many people with multiple sclerosis for years have taken the natural supplement Gingko biloba, believing it helps them with cognitive problems associated with the disease. View News Article (2012-09-14)

Epilepsy drugs may not affect IQ of breastfed babies, study says
New research from the Emory University School of Medicine offers reassurance for nursing mothers with epilepsy. According to a study published in the November 24 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life.  View News Article (2010-11-29)

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