Neurology News

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11/7/2017
10/24/2017
Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?

After-hours operations tied to more complications, study says

10/12/2017
Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder

Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

10/5/2017
Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

9/29/2017
Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

Long-term study suggests inability to identify scents may be early sign of problems

9/26/2017
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

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

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

9/22/2017
Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight

Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say

8/14/2017
Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults

35 infected people were hospitalized with such conditions in Brazil during last year's outbreak

8/10/2017
Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level

3.4 million people live with the disorder, government researchers say

8/4/2017
Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's

Byetta improved symptoms of motor disease in small, short trial, but more research needed

8/2/2017
Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

7/26/2017
Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

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