Neurology News

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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

3/18/2009
Brain Hemorrhage Might Explain Natasha Richardson's Death

Symptoms can take time to progress and cause irreversible damage, doctors say

3/17/2009
Musicians' Brain Waves Are Also in Tune

Study shows guitarists' minds in sync as they perform together

3/16/2009
Taser Stun Guns Can Cause Brain Injury

Case of an injured policeman outlines the danger, researchers say

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

3/11/2009
Malaria Drug Doesn't Boost Survival Odds With Prion Diseases

Oral quinacrine showed no benefit for brain-wasting disorders such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob

3/11/2009
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

3/9/2009
Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk

Barometric pressure can also trigger debilitating headaches, researchers say

3/9/2009
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence

A man's biological clock may be ticking too, researchers say

3/9/2009
Ozone/Oxygen Shot Helps Heal Herniated Disk

New technique eases pressure on local nerves, researchers say

3/3/2009
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease

Neurons seek input from undamaged areas to compensate, study finds

2/27/2009
Drug Improves Mobility in Some MS Patients

Fampridine may boost walking ability, but some risks tied to dose strength, study says

2/25/2009
Chili Pepper Compound Can Bring Pain Relief

Capsaicin works on nerves to ease joint discomfort, scientists say

2/25/2009
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note

2/25/2009
Scientists Spot New Clue to Alzheimer's

Normally harmless proteins may play key role in harming brain, researchers say

2/23/2009
Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early

In fact, ruptures tend to occur later in life, large study finds

2/23/2009
Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say

2/20/2009
Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

2/20/2009
Laser Therapy Disappoints in Stroke Trial

Treatment targeting damaged brain areas did not bring significant reductions in disability, researchers say

2/18/2009
Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought

The symptomless events are 5 times more prevalent than full-blown stroke in people under 65, MRI study shows

2/17/2009
Reading, Games Help Keep Aging Memories Sharp

But too much TV is linked to poorer recall, study finds

2/17/2009
Exploring Genetic Link Between Migraines, Cardiovascular Trouble

Suspected variant is not a player, but two genotypes might be, study finds

2/11/2009
'Near-Wins' Boost Desire to Keep Gambling

Brain sees these as special events, even though result is technically a loss

2/10/2009
Scientists Spot Possible Treatment for Rett Syndrome

Rare disorder afflicts girls and involves neurological, cardiac and respiratory woes

2/9/2009
Tests Gauge Alzheimer's Patients' Ability to Drive

Doctors need a standardized method to make these tough decisions, experts say

2/5/2009
Quick Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

Rapid action cuts death rate, costs, length of stay and risk of recurrence, study finds

2/5/2009
Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene

Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/29/2009
Blood Test for 'Mad Cow' Disease May Be Near

It detects the brain illness in cattle months before symptoms appear, scientists say

1/28/2009
'Time Stamp' in Brain Cells Encodes Memories

New neurons allow events to be recalled from a certain period, study suggests

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/27/2009
Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Sick Kids

Lowering blood glucose levels also cut time in ICU, study finds

1/26/2009
Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains

Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found

1/26/2009
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age

But researcher stresses risk is still low

1/26/2009
Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking

People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

1/21/2009
Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say

Study finds support for surrogates enrolling loved ones in research studies

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/20/2009
Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds

1/15/2009
Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter

MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

1/14/2009
Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering

Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds

1/14/2009
Brain May Be Wired for Social Conformity

Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others

1/13/2009
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates

They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

1/12/2009
HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

1/6/2009
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

Study found regions related to impulse control were less active

1/6/2009
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Those With Advanced Parkinson's

Study found both physical function and quality of life improved

1/5/2009
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says