Neurology News

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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

4/16/2012
Experimental Pill for Multiple Sclerosis Shows Promise

But side effects involved heart, liver, and more long-term study is needed, experts said

4/11/2012
Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinson's Patients

Paxil, Effexor improved depression without worsening motor symptoms in small study

4/9/2012
Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study

Inability to keep eye stable during test linked to disease, findings suggest

4/4/2012
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

Many patients could safely avoid X-rays, MRIs, heart stress tests and other common procedures, docs say

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/2/2012
New Drug Might Reduce an Alzheimer's Marker: Study

But, research is preliminary and it's unclear if the compound would improve the brain disease

3/29/2012
Depression Often Follows Stroke, But Treatment Lacking

Study found nearly 1 in 5 stroke patients were depressed months after the attack

3/29/2012
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid

Scientists use high-tech imaging to discover simple logic of brain's layout

3/20/2012
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

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

3/6/2012
Brain Scans Overused on U.S. Stroke Patients, Study Says

Most get both MRI and CT imaging, adding to rising medical costs

3/1/2012
Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?

Neurotoxins linked to brain diseases identified in fin samples, study says

2/24/2012
Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study

While the drugs are often necessary, new comparison should help doctors balance risks, benefits

2/16/2012
Weight Training May Help Parkinson's Patients Retain Function

The regimen seemed to help more than workouts focused on balance, stretching, study found

2/15/2012
'Autoinjector' Offers Safe, Speedy Care for Life-Threatening Seizures: Study

Status epilepticus claims 55,000 lives a year but new drug delivery system could help

2/15/2012
Can Walking Speed, Hand Grip in Middle Age Predict Dementia Risk?

Each could be marker for general frailty, which has been linked to brain decline, researchers say