MSN (via HealthDay) features comments by Richard Lipton, M.D., regarding a new study that suggests hearing loss in adulthood is associated with a higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Lipton notes that there are several possible explanations for the link, including that hearing loss is an indication that an individual may not be aging well. Dr. Lipton is the Lotti and Bernard Benson Faculty Scholar in Alzheimer's Disease, vice chair and professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and the director of the Einstein Aging Study.


ABC News features comments by Richard Lipton, M.D., on the slow progress toward finding advances in prevention and treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Lipton points out that part of the problem lies with researchers not being able to identify which mechanisms in the brain to target when studying potential treatments. The brains of Alzheimer's disease patients show many changes, and researchers cannot be sure which changes are the earliest and most important. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and the director of the Montefiore Headache Unit.


Good Housekeeping highlights two separate studies by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers in a new feature article on what causes headaches. One Einstein survey of 20,000 Americans found that half of those who got migraines had never received a diagnosis, which is a key step toward reducing and preventing pain. In another Einstein study of 245 migraine sufferers, 68% of those who took doses of the herbal product butterbur twice a day cut their migraines by at least half. Both studies were led by Richard Lipton, M.D., professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.

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USA Today features comments by Richard Lipton, M.D., on a recently released study that shows a possible correlation between cardiac index - the measure of how well the heart is pumping blood to the brain - and a person's risk for developing dementia. Though doctors have long known that heart disease is a risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer's, Dr. Lipton notes that this study has contributed to our understanding because it included people who did not have heart disease. Low cardiac index is tied to having a smaller brain volume - equivalent to about two years of brain aging compared with having a high cardiac index. Dr. Lipton is professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.


U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay) features research by Richard Lipton, M.D., which found that a new hand-held device that delivers a magnetic pulse to the back of the head could become an alternative to drug treatment for people with migraine with aura. The study, published in The Lancet Neurology, shows that 39 percent of migraine sufferers who used the device reported no pain after 2 hours, compared to 22 percent of those who were given a fake device. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and directs the Headache Center at Montefiore Medical Center.

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The Telegraph (UK) quotes Richard Lipton, M.D., on his new research that finds migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks as people without migraine. The study, published in the journal Neurology, also found that migraine sufferers are at higher risk of stroke and were more likely to have other problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and directs the Headache Center at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Reuters features research by Richard Lipton, M.D., and his colleagues that finds a "longevity gene" prevents memory decline and Alzheimer's disease. The study, published in JAMA, found there was a 70 percent reduction in the risk of Alzheimer's in people with two copies of the favorable variant of the "longevity gene" compared to those with the more common variant. Dr. Lipton is the Lotti and Bernard Benson Faculty Scholar in Alzheimer's Disease and professor and vice chair in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology.

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NPR's "Morning Edition" interviews Richard Lipton, M.D., on a new study with blind patients that reveals how bright light can intensify the pain of migraine headaches. Scientists discovered a pathway from light-sensitive cells in the retina, which do not contribute to vision, to the area of the brain that's involved in migraine pain. Dr. Lipton explains how this research may help explain how a range of other sensory factors can increase headache pain. He is professor and vice chair in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and the director of the Montefiore Headache Center.

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ABC News interviews Richard Lipton, M.D., on a new study that suggests people with a common gene variation can show early signs of the possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the study shows promise, Dr. Lipton is points out that not everyone with this particular ApoE4 gene variation will develop Alzheimer’s. Dr. Lipton is professor of the Saul R. Korey department of neurology at Einstein.


NPR Morning Edition interviews Richard Lipton, M.D. on a new study published in Neurology that shows that environmental factors, particularly a spike in temperature, can trigger migraines. The study tracked thousands of patients who visited a Boston emergency room with severe headaches. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair of neurology at Einstein, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center.


MSNBC highlights research by Richard Lipton, M.D., on the link between migraines and strokes. In the study, completed in 2008, researchers discovered that of the 175 long-term migraine sufferers studied, one-third had signs of blood vessel damage, almost five times higher than the control group. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair of neurology at Einstein, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center.


Reuters Health highlights new research by Dr. Richard Lipton showing half of people aged 70 or older suffer from chronic pain, with women and the obese being particularly vulnerable. The research appears in the latest issue of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and derived from the Einstein Aging Study. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair of neurology at Einstein, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center.


Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer and others feature Dr. Richard Lipton, principal author of a study showing the use of commonly-used migraine medicines can make symptoms worse. Dr. Lipton is professor and vice chair of neurology at Einstein, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center. read more...

Medscape details a study showing the use of commonly used migraine medicines can make symptoms worse. The principal author of the study is Dr. Richard Lipton, Einstein professor and vice chair of neurology, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center. The article appears as part of Medcape's Continuing Medical Education series.

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Medscape details a study showing the use of commonly used migraine medicines can make symptoms worse. The principal author of the study is Dr. Richard Lipton, Einstein professor and vice chair of neurology, as well as director of the Montefiore Headache Center. The article appears as part of Medcape's Continuing Medical Education series.