Neurology News

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9/22/2010
FDA Approves 1st Oral Drug to Reduce MS Relapses

Using pill instead of injections could boost treatment, experts say

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

9/17/2010
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

9/16/2010
Multitasking Either Makes or Breaks Job Satisfaction: Study

New tool aims to help employers determine if worker will suffer burnout, researcher says

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Research Sheds Light on Why Autism Is More Prevalent in Boys

Altered gene on males' X chromosome may be at least partly to blame, study finds

9/15/2010
Scans May Aid Early Detection of Dementia, Parkinson's

Imaging tests spotted brain abnormalities before noticeable symptoms developed in study patients

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/9/2010
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

9/7/2010
Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study

Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

9/1/2010
Mental 'Exercise' May Only Hide Signs of Alzheimer's

Games, reading help mask trouble in brain, study suggests, making later progress of disease seem quicker

8/31/2010
Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk

Two teams report on role chromosome 9 seems to play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

8/30/2010
Multiple Sclerosis Changes With the Seasons

MRI-detected brain lesions more common in spring, summer, study finds

8/30/2010
Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain

Trial showed modest benefit for patients with neuropathy, but side effects might be problem

8/28/2010
Oxytocin Increases Trust, Not Gullibility

Those with higher levels not more naive about people, researchers find

8/25/2010
Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened

Latest study correlates insulin troubles with dementia-linked brain plaques

8/19/2010
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross

Study suggests children over 6 with misaligned eye may be at social disadvantage

8/18/2010
Stressful Social Situations May Be Physically Harmful in Some

If immune system reacts with inflammation, repeated stress can lead to chronic disease, study finds

8/9/2010
'Biomarkers' Could Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early, Studies Suggest

Levels of 3 proteins might point to impending trouble and someday help with diagnosis, treatment

8/9/2010
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep

Bursts of brain activity called 'spindles' may keep loud noise from disturbing sleep, study suggests

8/2/2010
Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism Patients

In finding that points to genetic influences, family members were more likely to have these differences

8/2/2010
Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

Poorer cardiac output correlates to lower brain volume, study finds

7/30/2010
Research Illuminates How the Human Neck Developed

Using genetics, scientists discovered anatomical changes that helped the brain advance in people

7/14/2010
New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis Proposed

First guideline changes in 25 years would seek earlier identification of the disease

7/13/2010
Brain Grows Quickest in Areas Where Apes, Humans Vary: Study

Research focuses on cerebral cortex, seat of higher mental functions

7/13/2010
Alzheimer's Research Spotlights Protein 'Tangles' in Brain

Studies in animals suggest buildup of 'tau' can be repressed, but will it help curb the disease?

7/13/2010
Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

7/12/2010
New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

7/12/2010
Could Having a Bigger Head Help Slow Alzheimer's?

Larger brains may have more cells in reserve when the disease strikes, research suggests

6/28/2010
Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

6/18/2010
The Fight Against Autism Goes High Tech

Robots, iPods and more help expand horizons, confidence for people with the disorder

6/17/2010
Rats Appear to Be Born With a Sense of Direction

Building blocks for a navigational system noted in pup brains at birth, researchers say

6/14/2010
New Clues to Preventing Memory Loss From MS

Mentally active lifestyle can help preserve brain function, researchers say

6/10/2010
Depression Can Make Pain Worse

Brain imaging shows healthy people who feel sad find pain more unpleasant, researchers say

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

6/9/2010
Gene Copy Aberrations May Help Drive Autism

Too many, too few copies a hallmark of autistic people's genomes, study finds

6/7/2010
Secondhand Smoke a Mental Health Hazard?

Study finds association with psychiatric woes, but experts say cause-and-effect isn't proven

6/3/2010
More Than Quarter of Stroke Patients Reach ER Within 'Golden Hour'

But many don't get critical clot-busting drug, study finds

5/31/2010
Race Car Fans Develop Special Hearing Abilities

They can identify many vehicles by engine sounds alone, study shows

5/26/2010
Brain Cells May Serve as Clot-Busters

Mice study could have implications for stroke, Alzheimer's disease

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/17/2010
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children

Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

5/13/2010
Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's

Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note

5/12/2010
Study Challenges Key Autism Theory

Brain scans show neuron system central to communication works normally in people with disorder

5/12/2010
Brain Cell Study Explains 'Eureka' Moment

Neuron activity changed suddenly after rats figured out something new, researchers say

5/11/2010
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to Cognitive Difficulties

Lowered blood oxygen levels may be to blame, researchers say

5/10/2010
Restless Legs Syndrome Can Have Family Ties

Risk rises if parent, sibling has the movement disorder, study shows

5/7/2010
No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

5/7/2010
Obesity Behind Rise of 'Phantom' Brain Tumors in Children

Pressure build-up within skull causes chronic pain, experts say

4/30/2010
Gender Differences Show in Risk of Narcotic Abuse

Male, female patients taking painkillers have different reasons for misuse, researchers find