Nerve Disorder News

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Article Title
11/1/2017
10/18/2017
New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Scientists found 13 new culprits among 45,000 patients with the condition

10/18/2017
Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

9/25/2017
Nerve Stimulation Pulls Patient From 15-Year Vegetative State

But patient is only 'minimally conscious,' study author says

8/14/2017
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

7/22/2017
The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'

Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

7/5/2017
Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain

Exercise alone may be best approach, researchers say

6/1/2017
MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

Study might explain why some multiple sclerosis patients stop understanding what others are feeling

3/3/2017
Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

3/1/2017
Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

12/2/2016
Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

11/14/2016
Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

8/10/2016
Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns

Cause isn't clear, but brain scans hint that problem comes from nerves, not joints

8/3/2016
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Nerve Damage

Symptoms, particularly among diabetics, that shouldn't be ignored

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

4/13/2016
Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

4/12/2016
Prediabetes May Damage Nerves More Than Thought

Early pain and tingling in hands, feet may be 'canary in the coal mine,' researchers say

3/1/2016
Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

2/1/2016
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

1/15/2016
Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years

Symptoms associated with falls, researchers say

1/4/2016
11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

6/23/2015
'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

5/28/2015
Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

5/11/2015
Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

9/10/2014
Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

12/6/2013
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

9/25/2013
New Robotic Leg Gets Closer to the Real Thing, Study Says

State-of-the-art prosthesis relies on user's nerve signals

7/11/2013
Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness

Study raises the possibility of a new way to predict prognosis, tailor treatments

6/5/2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

6/5/2013
Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

11/29/2012
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

9/19/2012
New Pill Shows Promise Against Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

The relapse rate was nearly halved after 2 years, researchers find

7/17/2012
Drug Widely Used to Treat MS May Not Slow Progression

But study didn't look at interferon beta's effect on quality of life, disease flares

7/17/2012
Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients

Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

6/18/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Nerve Damage in Diabetics

Sleeping disorder seems to play role in diabetic peripheral neuropathy; more research needed

6/6/2012
Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study

Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

5/23/2012
Cell Transplant Tested as Treatment for Nerve Pain in Mice

Findings might someday help people living with chronic pain

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/13/2012
Long Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Eyes

Studying effects of microgravity could improve understanding of 'intracranial hypertension' cases

3/9/2012
Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder

Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles force the head to move involuntarily

2/24/2012
Prediabetes Not to Blame for Nerve Damage: Study

Doctors should seek other causes of condition known as polyneuropathy

1/25/2012
Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition: Study

Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

12/12/2011
Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain

Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

4/11/2011
New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

Experimental medication slowed the rate of brain atrophy and disease progression and relapse, study found

3/28/2011
Seeing Others Scratch Can Trigger Your Own Itch

'Contagious itching' similar to 'contagious yawning,' researchers say

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

11/10/2010
Source of an Itch Studied in Mice

Same nerve cells that cause burn-related pain involved in itchiness, research shows