Neurology News

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6/15/2009
Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

Luminaries from politics, Hollywood and Wall Street show the condition can be overcome

6/15/2009
Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds

6/11/2009
FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

6/9/2009
In Some Insomnia Patients, Brain Just Won't Shut Down

Abnormal levels of a neurochemical are linked to sleep disorder, study finds

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

30 seconds of ringtone linked to 25% drop in test scores, study found

6/1/2009
Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study shows

5/29/2009
Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs

Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

5/28/2009
Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior

5/26/2009
Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

5/25/2009
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans

5/20/2009
Being a 'People Person' May Be All in Your Head

Brain areas processing sweet tastes, sexual stimuli may also key personality disorders

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

5/6/2009
Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices

And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

4/30/2009
Drug Combo May Relieve MS Symptoms

Adding steroid to multiple sclerosis treatment shows promise in study

4/29/2009
Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words

Finding could boost understanding of what causes reading disabilities

4/29/2009
Tysabri May Treat Myelin Sheath Damage From MS

Drug makers' study finds therapy has capacity to repair nerve fiber damage

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/26/2009
Fat-Derived Stem Cells Might Treat MS

Small study suggests they inhibit runaway immune system response

4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/17/2009
Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

Finding could fine-tune treatments for sleepy travelers and shift workers, study suggests

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say

4/14/2009
Researchers Create Long-Acting Local Anesthetic

Slow-release injection could ease discomfort in specific areas for days, weeks

4/11/2009
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure

4/10/2009
Gene Variant Tied to Schizophrenia

Discovery advances search for better treatments, experts say

4/9/2009
Stem Cell Breakthrough May Lead to MS Treatments

Efforts produce human cells that might someday help repair damaged nerves

4/9/2009
Three Drinks a Day Doubles Risk of Tremor

And odds increase with each additional year of daily consumption, study finds

4/6/2009
Pot Belly Boosts Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome

Obesity may alter nervous system, triggering the movement disorder, researchers say

4/3/2009
Accumulated Lead May Affect Older Women's Brains

Levels of the toxin in leg bones are tied to poorer scores on cognitive tests

4/3/2009
Cat Food-Linked Illness Yields Clues to MS

Affected felines recovered from a similar neurological disorder, researchers say

4/3/2009
Brain Scans Might Help Spot PTSD

Study of US veterans shows key differences in neural activity

4/2/2009
Brain Cells Give New Clues to Alzheimer's

Protein plaques disperse a free radical that can damage neurons, scientists say

4/1/2009
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

3/31/2009
People With MS May Have Lower Cancer Risk

Overall odds are reduced, study finds, but risk rises for certain malignancies

3/25/2009
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight

Favorite melodies encourage brain healing, study suggests

3/24/2009
Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure

U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans

3/24/2009
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple

Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

3/19/2009
Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

'Epidural hematoma' is a blood clot between the brain and the skull

3/19/2009
'Good Feelings' From Alcohol Only Come With Fewer Drinks

Rat study suggests pleasurable endorphin release ends as drinking gets heavier