Neurology News

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

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

4/29/2010
Scientists Find Cause of Involuntary Mirror Movements

Gene mutation impacts how the brain communicates with limbs, researcher says

4/29/2010
New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research

'Floating' clumps of protein, not plaques, may cause the disease, researchers say

4/22/2010
Dreams Could Give Learning a Boost

Subjects who dreamed about video game did better playing it a second time

4/22/2010
New Migraine Drug Might Be Safer for Some

And an old standby might help prevent headache from starting up, report finds

4/16/2010
Morphine May Protect Brains of People With HIV

Painkiller produces protein that inhibits disease-related dementia, study finds

4/15/2010
Most People Unaware They've Had a Minor Stroke

Few seek timely medical treatment, researchers find

4/15/2010
Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders

Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

4/14/2010
Treatment Eases Involuntary Laughing, Crying Tied to Alzheimer's, MS

Calming the condition can greatly improve patients' quality of life, experts note

4/14/2010
Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy

Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

4/13/2010
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Eating salads, nuts, tomatoes and poultry lowered the odds, researchers say

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/9/2010
Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report

IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

4/8/2010
Simple Memory Test May Detect Early Alzheimer's

A brief self-assessment that patients can take in the waiting room may lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment

4/6/2010
No Evidence That Lithium Helps in ALS

New study contradicts previous report that led to drug's off-label use

4/2/2010
Seeing Letter 'F' May Lower Test Scores

Conversely, viewing an 'A' beforehand upped students' grades, study found

3/29/2010
Scientists Tweak Subjects' Brains to Alter Their Moral Choices

Experiment helps show how and where these decisions are made

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

3/19/2010
For Elderly, Giving Up Driving Can Be Tough

It's a wrenching decision that doesn't necessarily depend on age, experts say

3/18/2010
Implant Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

Pacemaker-like device cut frequency of seizures in study participants

3/17/2010
Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?

Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

3/13/2010
There's More to Mona Lisa Than Her Smile

Elusive expression is only part of her mysterious appeal, study suggests

3/12/2010
Bad Behavior in Youth Linked to Chronic Pain Later in Life

Childhood response to stress could lead to lasting problems, researchers say

3/11/2010
Mind Reading Moves Closer to Reality

Brain scans beat chance at identifying specific memories, scientists report

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