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Sleep Deficiency, Disturbance Tied to Higher Dementia Risk

Older adults followed for five years with poor-quality sleep had higher risk for dementia, earlier death

Early-Onset T1DM Negatively Impacts Brain Development Over Time

Baseline differences in brain volumes and IQ persist or increase over longitudinal follow-up

Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Lasting Social Consequences

Long-term follow-up shows lower educational attainment, lower income in adulthood

AAN: Many Patients With Migraine Do Not Get Enough Exercise

Patients with no exercise report increased depression, anxiety, and sleep problems and have more migraines

AAN: Smell Loss Can Persist for Five Months After COVID-19

About half of those with compromised sense of smell during acute phase had not regained sense of smell at average of 150.1 days postdiagnosis

Scoring Tool Predicts Seven-Day Stroke Risk After TIA

Risk prediction using Canadian TIA Score accurate with or without carotid endarterectomy/carotid artery stenting

Pediatric Inpatient Admissions Down During Pandemic

Findings seen across a wide range of diagnoses and not reflective of seasonal variation

Certain Prostate Drugs Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease

Use of glycolysis-enhancing drugs terazosin, doxazosin, or alfuzosin tied to lower risk for developing Parkinson disease than use of tamsulosin

Decrease Seen in U.S. Life Expectancy in First Half of 2020

Life expectancy decreased by 1.0 year in first half of 2020 from 2019, with decreases of 1.2 and 0.9 years for males and females, respectively

White Matter Hyperintensities Characterized in Dementia

Association seen for larger volumes of white matter hyperintensities with disease severity, but not vascular risk, in bvFTD