Neurology News

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3/10/2010
Gene Mutations Identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome

Researcher's personal genome used to study neurological disorder

3/10/2010
Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's

Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease

3/9/2010
Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Hitting Minorities Hardest

Blacks, Hispanics at much higher risk for the illness, which carries huge price tag, report finds

3/3/2010
Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows

Animal study shows degeneration occurring in reverse order than commonly believed

3/3/2010
Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades

Study finds link between physical health and academic test scores

2/26/2010
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence

Good connections between key brain areas may be crucial, study shows

2/25/2010
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke

In rats, treatment boosts blood vessel and nerve cell growth, researchers say

2/17/2010
Tinnitus Not Usually an Inherited Condition

Study of thousands of families finds no consistent genetic link

2/17/2010
Ibuprofen May Help Stave Off Parkinson's

Finding suggests need to look closer at the disease as inflammatory, expert says

2/17/2010
True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday

Expert suggests later screening that emphasizes social behaviors

2/16/2010
Added Drug Aids MS Treatment

Multi-center study shows daclizumab reduces disease activity when added to interferon beta

2/15/2010
'Bonding' Hormone Might Help Some With Autism

High-functioning patients grasped interpersonal cues better after oxytocin treatment

2/12/2010
Too Much Mercury in Canned Tuna -- Or Is There?

It could depend on whether you heed EPA or FDA standards, experts say

2/10/2010
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches

Preliminary data from lower Manhattan residents suggest a link, nearly a decade later

2/9/2010
Drug May Ease Cognitive Effects of Huntington's

Small study reports improvement in thinking skills

2/8/2010
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors

Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

2/3/2010
Immigrants at Lower Stroke Risk Than Long-Term Residents?

Canadian study found new arrivals tended to be healthy

1/26/2010
Amputation Affects Sexes Differently

Women report more anxiety, trouble with daily living, study finds

1/25/2010
Genes, Diet Offer New Clues to Parkinson's Disease

Interaction between genetics, environment may play role in onset, research suggests

1/20/2010
First Oral Medications For MS Show Promise

Using pills instead of injections could boost treatment, experts say, but safety concerns linger

1/19/2010
Stem Cells Become Functioning Neurons in Mice

Finding moves research closer to helping people with spinal injuries, experts say

1/19/2010
Mouse Study May Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research

Gene mutation in mice causes problems similar to MS in humans, findings show

1/19/2010
Monkey Brain 'Hardwired' for Simple Math

Rhesus macaques have neurons dedicated to 'less than,' 'greater than' problems, study suggests

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/13/2010
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia

Medications' role against angiotensin appears to be key, study finds

1/12/2010
Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

1/11/2010
Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism

Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

1/7/2010
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, exposure to electromagnetic field prevented and even reversed brain impairment

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

12/30/2009
Nerve Stimulation Device Doesn't Ease Most Back Pain

Review finds little evidence of relief with technology called TENS

12/23/2009
Alzheimer's May Stave Off Cancer, and Vice Versa

Biological factors that lead to one seem to protect against the other, expert says

12/4/2009
Certain Childhood Cancers More Likely to Recur

Research and surveillance urged for at-risk patient groups

12/1/2009
Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You

Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

11/25/2009
Long-Term Problems Linked to Testicular Cancer Chemo

Survivors often plagued by neurological symptoms, study finds

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/22/2009
When Sleep Suffers, So Does Decisiveness

Not being well-rested can be dangerous for those whose jobs require quick reactions, researchers say

11/18/2009
MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy

Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

11/16/2009
Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's

Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

11/14/2009
Gestures Processed in Brain's Language Center

Talking with your hands could be linked to evolution, research suggests

11/12/2009
Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction

Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned

11/9/2009
Handwriting Skills May Lag in Kids With Autism

Therapy to improve letter formation could boost self-esteem, researchers say

11/9/2009
Brain Stimulation May Ease Treatment-Resistant Depression

Small study reports some people went from incapacitated to working again

11/6/2009
Early Relapse of MS May Mean Fewer Issues Later

Short-term limitations seem to wane as years go by, researcher says

11/6/2009
Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns

Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests

11/2/2009
Restless Legs May Vary by Race and Gender

Blacks are less likely, women more, to develop the disorder, study finds

10/29/2009
Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Scary

Report finds all products tested contained lead and some had known skin allergens

10/21/2009
Blood Protein May Predict Heart Attack But Not Stroke

More study needed into how CRP levels influence risk

10/20/2009
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music

Study delves into why harmonic sounds are therapeutic for people with neurological disorders

10/20/2009
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's

But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

10/14/2009
Families Need to Know When Dementia Becomes Terminal

Too often, onerous, futile medical interventions are ordered for these end-stage patients, researchers say