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Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics'

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

In small study, injections rid patients of discomfort for up to 5 months

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

Artists' Brushstrokes May Offer First Hints of Brain Disease

Researchers hope telltale changes will lead to earlier diagnosis for those with thinking, memory disorders

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain

Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly

Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study

Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head? Here's Why

Common melodies, quirky 'jumps' and repeated notes can all make for an 'earworm' tune, study finds

Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning

Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study

Laquinimod seemed to slow progression of the neurological disorder, but human trials needed

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss