World Federation of Neurology News

19 Mar 2017

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 375 now available

Vol. 375, April 2017 now available

13 Mar 2017

eNeurologicalSci (eNS) latest issue

Vol. 6, March 2017 available online

22 Feb 2017

WFN Medals 2017

The WFN is delighted to announce that the medalists for 2017.

Neurology News

14 Mar 2017

Intensive speech therapy improves everyday communication in chronic stroke patients, finds study

Intensive speech and language therapy can significantly help stroke patients who have been struggling to communicate for six months or more, according to newly published research. The multicentre RCT study – carried out in Germany and published in The Lancet - has for the first time directly demonstrated the superiority of intensive speech therapy to no treatment or treatment at low intensity in chronic post-stroke aphasia.

9 Mar 2017

Updated Epilepsy Classification May Lead to Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

It has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy. Now, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provides an update to systems that includes many types of seizures not captured in the older version, allowing clinicians and patients to make more informed decisions concerning treatment. 

6 Mar 2017

Cerebrospinal fluid shows promise as autism biomarker

Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry.