People with cerebral small vessel damage who also had a leaky blood-brain barrier had more tissue damage after two years than those whose blood-brain barrier was intact.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
A new long-term study reveals people who followed diets that were high in plant-based food items and were lower in sugars had a 10% reduced risk of suffering from an ischemic stroke later in life.
For Parkinson's patients, golf is better than tai chi at improving movement and balance.
During anomalously warm weather, people with multiple sclerosis have a 4% increased risk of having an emergency department visit. 3% of MS patients had an increased risk of inpatient hospital stays.
People who use cannabis to help manage the pain associated with chronic migraine are six times more likely to suffer from rebound headaches, or medication overuse headaches, than those who do not use marijuana.
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with cognitive impairment, researchers report. The severity of obstructive sleep apnea correlated with the degree of cognitive impairment.
People with depression and anxiety may be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease earlier than those without the conditions. On average, people with depression developed Alzheimer's symptoms two years earlier, and those with anxiety three years earlier, than those who did not suffer from the mental health disorders.
51% of COVID-19 patients report they experienced the loss of smell and taste up to five months after infection. On average, once their senses were restored, people reported a loss in sensitivity to smell and taste.
Study reveals those with frontotemporal dementia have greater white matter hyperintensity than those with other forms of dementia. The amount of white matter hyperintensity was associated with the severity of FTD symptoms.
Contrary to popular belief, women with multiple sclerosis may not be at higher risk for complications during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes or still-birth. However, babies of mothers with MS are more likely to be induced or believed by elective C-sections.