Neurology News

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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

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