Neurology News

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12/6/2011
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies

New study also found reduced risk of brain injury for preterm infants

12/5/2011
Abuse in Childhood May Alter Teen Brain

Study found reductions in 'gray matter,' with changes differing by gender

12/5/2011
Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study

The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

12/5/2011
Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury

They can last for months but in most cases will disappear, study finds

11/29/2011
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/18/2011
Words Recognized by Looks, Not Sounds

Enhancing visual perceptions of words could help treat reading disorders, researchers say

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/10/2011
Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson's

But many with Parkinson's disease have daytime 'leg motor restlessness,' study found

11/8/2011
New Drug Shows Promise Against Huntington's Disease

Study suggests pridopidine eases symptoms, but doesn't attack origins of the disease

11/7/2011
Scientific Brilliance Doesn't Always Peak Young

New study of Nobel Prize winners suggests many discoveries made in late adulthood

11/1/2011
New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial

Experimental drug, ocrelizumab, reduced active brain lesions in study patients

10/21/2011
To the Brain, Seeing a Caress Is as Good as Getting One

In humans, the brain seems to react to other people's sensations, researchers say

10/20/2011
Afraid to Do the Math?

Study suggests it's negative emotions, not lack of skill, that cause some to struggle

10/19/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Common Tremor Disorder

American Academy of Neurology has updated recommendations for treating essential tremor

10/19/2011
Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time: Study

Changes in test scores were reflected in changes in certain brain areas, scientists say

10/14/2011
Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases

American Academy of Neurology Foundation marks 20th anniversary with call for research support

10/11/2011
10/11/2011
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays

Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

10/5/2011
Monkeys Use Brain Power, Not Hands, to 'Move' Virtual Objects

Researchers say findings from animal study might help quadriplegic patients some day

10/3/2011
Preemies May Be at Higher Risk of Epilepsy Later in Life

Swedish infants born very preterm were at 5 times the risk of full-term infants, study finds

9/30/2011
Small Study Links Surgery and Anesthesia With Alzheimer's

Post-op changes in cerebral spinal fluid may indicate progression of brain disease, experts say

9/28/2011
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising

But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

9/20/2011
Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study

Brain's reward system may prompt folks to drool over more than food, researchers say

9/15/2011
Problem Drinking Linked to Brain Damage

It damages very areas critical to quitting drinking, research shows

8/29/2011
Use Caution in Ending Life Support for Brain-Injured, Experts Say

Study found that the rate of these crucial decisions varied between hospitals

8/19/2011
People Appear to Dream While in Minimally Conscious State

They have same brain activity and eye movements as healthy people while sleeping, study finds

8/15/2011
More Evidence That Alcohol Hinders Good Sleep

In heavier drinkers especially, a nightcap may lead to insomnia, researchers say

8/11/2011
Parkinson's Patients May Fare Better in Neurologist's Care

But women, minorities more likely to stick with primary care doctor, study finds

8/8/2011
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term

But it doesn't stop the progression of the disease, researchers say

8/4/2011
More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke

Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

8/2/2011
Regular Exercise Boosts the Brain, Too

Physical activity helps the brain develop and stay sharp, research shows

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

7/27/2011
Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests

Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

7/19/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's

Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

7/14/2011
Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified

More research needed to determine why the genetic variants might lead to symptoms

6/30/2011
Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA

Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/28/2011
Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

6/22/2011
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

6/9/2011
Mouse Study Reveals How Smoking Helps Keep People Thin

Findings hint at possible targets for weight-loss strategies down the line

6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

5/31/2011
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism

Scans found less responsiveness in language areas of brain, researchers report

5/26/2011
Scientists Appear One Step Closer to Reading Minds

Scottish researchers decoded information contained within certain brainwaves related to vision

5/19/2011
Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function

Study suggests it helps brain focus on those people who might pose a threat

5/10/2011
Mental Decline Common in Women Over 85: Study

More than 40 percent will experience mild cognitive deficits or dementia, researchers say

5/10/2011
Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep

Clot-busting drug may not be applicable, but quick action still needed, experts say

5/10/2011
Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests

But whether this has any effect on risk of 'Lou Gehrig's disease' is unknown, researchers say