Neurology News

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9/25/2012
Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study

Fatal 'sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' is often mistaken for other degenerative conditions

9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

9/24/2012
Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps

Growth levels off much sooner in non-human primates, study found

9/12/2012
Human Stem Cells Restore Hearing to Deaf Gerbils in Study

Next step is to determine if procedure is safe and recovery persists

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

9/6/2012
Does Studying for Law School Test Boost Your Brain?

Researchers found structural differences after people crammed for rigorous exam

9/5/2012
Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study

But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

8/29/2012
Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/27/2012
You Can Learn While You Sleep, Study Suggests

Participants reacted to information given as they slept, after waking

8/24/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Some Promise in Trials

Subgroup of patients with mild disease showed slowing of mental decline

8/14/2012
Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD

But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

8/6/2012
Tourette Patients Benefit From Behavioral Therapy: Study

Adults with condition learned to better prevent, manage symptoms like tics

8/6/2012
Chronic 'Butter Flavoring' Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process

Working with diacetyl may raise risk of proteins clumping in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's: study

8/1/2012
Caffeine May Help Treat Parkinson's Disease

Three cups of coffee daily seems to ease motor symptoms, study finds

8/1/2012
In Mice, Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Shows Promise Against MS

Amyloid beta has long been tied to dementia, but injections slowed MS progression

7/30/2012
Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

7/26/2012
Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab

Small study suggests the practice could enhance balance, activity levels

7/26/2012
Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate

Although still in development, technology may help people with ALS, other movement problems

7/24/2012
Adding More Neurosurgeons Could Cut Traffic Deaths: Study

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among people aged 34 and younger

7/23/2012
YouTube Videos Might Help Ease Form of Vertigo

Patients who watch and follow Epley maneuver this way may benefit, experts say

7/18/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

Experimental agent similar to medicines already used to ease symptoms, but more study needed

7/17/2012
Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

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

7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

7/16/2012
Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest

Research in elderly finds 'mild cognitive impairment' linked to higher risk for death, social isolation

7/16/2012
Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia

3 studies link changes in walking skills to weakening mental state, including Alzheimer's

7/11/2012
Scientists Pinpoint Antibody That May Be Specific to MS Patients

If confirmed, finding may someday help diagnose, guide treatment for multiple sclerosis

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

7/5/2012
Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study

Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

7/2/2012
Botox May Ease Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Anti-wrinkle drug led to 'significant' improvement in small study

6/29/2012
Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage

In tests, they had higher rates of depression, memory deficits and 'white matter' damage

6/26/2012
Brain EEG Test Might Help Spot Autism: Study

Children with the disorder showed differences in synchronization among brain regions

6/20/2012
'Moderate' Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Young Children: Study

But experts caution that the results are no green light for moms-to-be to drink

6/19/2012
Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

6/12/2012
'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study

Differences seen in white matter with 'integrated body-mind training'

5/30/2012
Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows

And coming from the healthy elderly, the odor isn't unsettling, participants said

5/30/2012
U.S. Program Targets Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

Many dementia patients getting these drugs as chemical restraints, officials say

5/29/2012
Education May Protect Brain From Exposure to Solvents

More schooling seems to preserve thinking skills as chemical workers age, study says

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

Findings might someday help people living with chronic pain

5/15/2012
Genes Might Be Key to Parkinson's Spread

Certain variants were related to faster progression of movement disorder

5/9/2012
Response to First Treatment May Predict Epilepsy's Course

About half of patients are seizure-free after first medication, study finds

5/7/2012
Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia

Risks were greatest for those whose depression stretched from middle- to old age, study found

5/3/2012
Antipsychotics Do Help Many With Schizophrenia, Study Finds

More than 50 years of data shows the drugs cut relapse rates, although side effects common

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

4/23/2012
'Ice Cream Headaches' Might Offer Clues to Migraines

Cold-induced 'brain freeze' seems linked to expansion of a key brain artery, small study finds

4/20/2012
Men More Prone to Complications After Brain, Spine Surgery

They also spend longer in the hospital after neurosurgery, study finds

4/19/2012
Early Use of MS Drug May Cut Likelihood of Progression

Study found fewer people given 'interferon beta-1a' early moved on to definitive diagnosis

4/17/2012
Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD

Long-term study shows cingulotomy helped improve severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

4/16/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Help in Multiple Sclerosis: Study

But, supplements aren't harmful and can benefit heart health, one expert says