Neurology News

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

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

7/21/2017
Blame Diabetes: Rates of 2 Nerve Conditions on the Rise

Neurologist says one causes burning pain, the other causes problems with heart rate and blood pressure

7/13/2017
Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

7/11/2017
JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain

Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

7/11/2017
Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems

Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

6/22/2017
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/14/2017
Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

6/6/2017
Why Teen Mental Ability Surges While Brain Shrinks

Researchers say they may have answer to an enduring anatomy riddle

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/9/2017
Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why

New research might shed light on why women struggle with weight more than men do

5/9/2017
Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Gene-based research suggests that, instead, early stage disease might cause weight loss

5/8/2017
FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades

Radicava, given intravenously, slows decline in patients with deadly neurological disease

5/3/2017
Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

5/1/2017
Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

Study finds woes often continue, even if thinking, memory troubles subside

4/27/2017
Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

4/25/2017
Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy

Tonic-clonic seizures are a major risk factor for this rare event, new guideline says

4/20/2017
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

4/19/2017
Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

Early research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal 'body clock'

4/19/2017
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

4/18/2017
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

4/17/2017
Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

4/12/2017
1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

4/11/2017
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics'

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

4/10/2017
Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

In small study, injections rid patients of discomfort for up to 5 months

3/16/2017
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

3/8/2017
Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

3/3/2017
Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

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

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

2/28/2017
Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

2/8/2017
Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/24/2017
Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

1/18/2017
MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/5/2017
Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

12/29/2016
Artists' Brushstrokes May Offer First Hints of Brain Disease

Researchers hope telltale changes will lead to earlier diagnosis for those with thinking, memory disorders

12/28/2016
Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

12/21/2016
Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

12/19/2016
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain

Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/7/2016
Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly

Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb