What does a neurologist treat?

Common neurological disorders include:

  • Stroke
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Tremor
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease

What is a neurologist?

A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Neurologists do not perform surgery. A neurologist’s training includes an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, a one-year internship, and three years of specialized training. Many neurologists also have additional training in one area of neurology such as stroke,

Copaxone (R) approved for treatment of patients with a first clinical event suggestive of MS

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) announced that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved an expanded label for COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) to include the treatment of patients with clinical isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of multiple sclerosis (MS). This approval includes 24 EU member countries that take part in the MHRA “mutual recognition procedure”.

Study sheds new light on role of Vitamin D in MS

A team of researchers have demonstrated a direct link between a particular genetic variant and vitamin D which can determine an individual’s risk of developing MS.

The new evidence emerged from a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics which found that the most important gene implicated in susceptibility to MS, the variant gene DRB1 can be switched on by vitamin D in laboratory experiments.

Can exercise prevent severe stroke ?

The benefits of keeping active may be growing. A new international study looks at whether exercise reduces the severity of strokes.

The study looks at whether how much someone exercised before having a stroke had an impact on how severe the stroke was, and whether being active affected a person’s long-term outcome.

The study was co-authored by Lars-Henrik Krarup,