Evidence supports ‘weekend effect’ for mortality after surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery...

Sleep duration, cycle linked to childhood body weight

related eating behaviours and childhood body weight, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference “Obesity and Cancer:...

Few stroke survivors have ideal CV health

Few stroke survivors display ideal cardiovascular health, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference which ended in Los...

MIND diet may slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors

A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented last week...

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study presented...

Epilepsy linked to brain volume, thickness differences

The largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy, published at the weekend in Brain, shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed,...

How very low birth weight affects brain development

Every year, one in ten babies worldwide are born too early. That’s roughly 15 million children, according to the World Health Organization. While three-quarters of these...

Nutrients in child’s first 1000 days key for neurodevelopment

 The provision of adequate nutrients and healthy eating during a child's first 1000 days is important for optimal neurodevelopment, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics...

Monthly brain cycles shown to predict epilepsy seizures

risk for seizures by identifying monthly cycles of brain activity. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF; USA), the Wyss Center for Bio...

Migraine surgery claimed to reduce severity, improve functioning

The authors of a new study report have claimed that in addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to...

Anxiety in older adults may be early sign of Alzheimer’s

According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, their study findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s...

Does an Exploding Brain Network Cause Chronic Pain?

A new study finds that patients with fibromyalgia have brain networks primed for rapid, global responses to minor changes. This abnormal hypersensitivity, called explosive synchronisation (ES),...

7-10 March: Neurological Association of SA Congress (NASA)

Contact: Claries Roelofsz: claries@londocor.co.za Website:  http://www.neuropsychologysa.co.za/training-workshops/neurological-association-of-south-africa-nasa-congress-2017/

Neurodevelopment not impacted by glucocorticoids in preemies

Use of inhaled glucocorticoids in extremely preterm infants for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia does not lead to a higher rate of neurodevelopmental disability at 2...

Laser shoes alleviate gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at the University of Twente (UT; Enschede, The Netherlands) and Radboud University Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) have conducted a study to test...

Overscreening for some cancers can lead to overtreatment, skewed data

An accepted downside of cancer screening is that it often flags cancers that pose no risk, leading to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment. However,  widespread...

Rating scales predict discharge destination after stroke

Stroke survivors with higher scores on widely used outcome measures are more likely to be discharged home from the hospital, while those with lower...

Migraine surgery produces ‘dramatic improvements’ in functioning

In addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to significant improvements in everyday functioning and coping ability, according to a study...