Neurology News

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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

2/8/2012
Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

2/7/2012
Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease

Key mutation in certain DNA is tied to a minority of cases of the illness, study says

2/7/2012
Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

In 26-year study, procedure cut seizures and boosted quality of life long-term

2/1/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds

Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

1/27/2012
People May Lie More When Texting: Study

Researchers suggest it's easier to deceive than when in person or during video chat

1/26/2012
Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Rare Autism-Related Disorder

Research sheds light on Joubert syndrome, which causes physical and mental disabilities

1/25/2012
Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse: Experts

People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology

1/25/2012
Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition: Study

Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

1/23/2012
Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

1/6/2012
Paranoid or Placid? Scans Show Pot's Effect on Brain

Two ingredients in cannabis may affect neurology in very different ways, study shows

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/5/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Combining HIV, Seizure Meds

Doctors urged to use caution in treating HIV/AIDS patients who experience seizures

1/4/2012
Race, Gender, Dementia May Affect Parkinson's Survival

Large study found higher death risk among men

1/3/2012
Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study

Finding runs counter to notion that thought processes slow down with age

12/30/2011
Multiple Sclerosis May Cause Changes in Thalamus: Study

Small study finds that MS might reduce volume in area of brain affecting thought process

12/29/2011
'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study

More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

12/22/2011
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's

In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

12/19/2011
'Nerve Snip' Might Ease Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Some people are more prone to stress-linked heart disorder, experts point out

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/14/2011
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Help Some Stroke Patients

Small study finds quicker recovery from 'hemispatial neglect'

12/13/2011
'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

12/12/2011
Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia

Study finds differences between patients with and without mental decline

12/8/2011
Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain

New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

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