World Federation of Neurology News

16 Dec 2018

Clean air for Brain Heath; ongoing agenda of 2018 World Brain Day

Nine in ten persons in the world are exposed to polluted air and there is an association between exposure to air pollution and neurobehavioral deficits acquired in utero, childhood and adult life.

14 Dec 2018

The September / December issue of World Neurology is now available online

WFN President William Carroll provides an overview of the history and venues of the WFN’s World Congresses of Neurology through the years, including the WCN XXIV in which will be held October 2019 in Dubai. 

30 Nov 2018

WFN Highlights from Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit

Professor Tissa Wijeratne provides some highlights from the one-day Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit to celebrate the launch of a special edition of The Lancet Neurology and address the important health issue of neurological disorders.

Neurology News

14 Dec 2018

Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data

Neuroscientists at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) used data from the human brain connectome to reconcile seemingly inconsistent neuroimaging findings from neuroimaging studies of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. 

13 Dec 2018

Driving with dementia - new guidance for doctors

New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals.

13 Dec 2018

There’s a map for that: tracing pathways through the ever-changing brain

Within the brain, there are many different substructures, each connected by axons and dendrites to multiple other substructures. In the 1970’s, neuroanatomy courses meant memorizing something that looked as complicated as the New York City subway map.