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Not enough attention paid to neurological diseases: British neurologists


20:21, May 24, 2013

EDINBURGH, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The public tends to pay more attention to heart disease and cancer while neurological diseases are less focused on, outgoing Association of British Neurologists president Martin Rossor said at the body's annual meeting that ended on Friday in Glasgow.

Rossor also urged the public to support those with brain diseases.

He noted enhanced brain awareness was the need of the hour. "Take care of your brain with measures including cycling, mental and physical exercises," he said.

May is the European "Month of the Brain" while 2014 will be the "Year of the Brain," Rossor, who is a professor at the University College London, added.

The new president of the Association of British Neurologists, Geraint Fuller, started his term at the meeting. The event was attended by more than 200 participants, most of whom are young medical trainees and general physicians in the United Kingdom.

Neurology is study and treatment of diseases of nervous system such as migraines, stroke, chronic pain, epilepsy, coma, tremor and Pakinson's disease.

Some 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain disorders each year. Treating these disorders costs some 800 billion euros (1 trillion U.S. dollars) in Europe every year, according to the European Commission.

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