Maternal health during pregnancy, as well as exposure to pesticides in the perinatal period, may contribute to a heightened risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children, whereas delivery by caesarean appears to be protective, according to a team of investigators from the US.
Hyponatremia commonly occurs in individuals with epilepsy receiving carbamazepine (CBZ) or oxcarbazepine (OXC), highlighting the importance of close monitoring of sodium levels in those taking either drug, according to a study.
There is no evidence to support the association between neurofibromatosis type 1 and intracranial aneurysms, a new population-based study shows. Moreover, there is no rise in the incidence of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in NF1 patients.
Older adults with lower limb motor function are at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. Tremor and hand grip strength show no association with the risk.
The prevalence of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is high in Asian populations, particularly in the elderly, a new population-based study reveals. Moreover, SVD is correlated with poorer cognitive function and may be caused by environmental, cultural, and genetic risk factors.
Loneliness can go beyond a sense of social isolation to cause real physical illness. A new study showed loneliness is linked to increased brain inflammation and higher risk of chronic disease and mortality in older adults.