Neurology News

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8/2/2007
Orangutans Make Their Point With 'Charades'

They use gestures, focusing on those that work best, scientists say

7/31/2007
Newborn Hearing Test Might Point to SIDS Risk

Babies who fell victim had scored lower on the test, study found

7/30/2007
Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer's

Study finds the drug works, just as it does in milder cases

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/27/2007
Sunlight in Youth Might Shield Against MS

But experts warn that too much sun poses skin cancer risk

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds

7/25/2007
Drug May Shield Brain Cells From Huntington's Disease

Dopamine-reducing med shows promise in mice

7/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant May Alter Child's Brain

Neurological changes could boost risks for ADHD, other problems, researchers say

7/20/2007
Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair

Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

7/19/2007
Scientists Unlock Secrets of the 'Placebo Effect'

A key brain center releases reward-linked chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
Many Brain Cells Seek, to Help You Find

Study probes the way the mind tracks objects of interest

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease

7/17/2007
Poor Memory Tied to Sleep Woes in Aging Women

Anxieties or early dementia might be to blame, researchers say

7/16/2007
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Often Struggle in School

Grades were lower, especially in language classes, study found

7/16/2007
New Surgery Brings Back a Smile

Paralyzed patients regain facial function through muscle transplant

7/13/2007
Fantasy Gaming Gives Insight Into Learning

'Fake' baseball play may spur love of the real thing, study finds

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/10/2007
Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk

Tobacco products conferred some protection, although not for those over 75, study says

7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/6/2007
Study Probes Blacks' Increased Vulnerability to MS

The disease usually strikes them harder than whites, experts note

7/5/2007
Brain Scans Show How Pain Upsets Concentration

A key region may control both functions, scientists say

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/5/2007
Enzyme Damage Could Be Key to Parkinson's

In mouse study, reversing this cellular injury healed the brain

7/3/2007
Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk

Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/3/2007
Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's

As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

6/29/2007
Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster

Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Numbness in Diabetics

It may be a symptom of nerve damage

6/21/2007
1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's

Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

6/20/2007
Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke

Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

6/20/2007
Autism-Linked Proteins Help Guide Brain Cells

The discovery moves scientists one step closer to treatments

6/18/2007
Auditory Nerve Devices May Improve on Cochlear Implants

The experimental implants avoid some drawbacks seen with cochlear models, study finds

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/14/2007
Antiques Can Pose a Mercury Danger Today

Old clocks, lamps, barometers may contain large amounts of the toxin, experts warn

6/14/2007
Blood Pressure Drop During Bypass Might Impair Thinking

Reasons for the phenomenon aren't yet clear, researchers say

6/12/2007
New Tests, Treatments Close in on Alzheimer's

Earlier diagnosis and targeted therapies are coming, researchers say

6/11/2007
New Techniques Could Spot Alzheimer's Early

That could help both patients and researchers, experts say

6/11/2007
Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials

Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/10/2007
100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050

40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

6/8/2007
No Proof Long-Term Antibiotics Fight Nervous System Lyme Disease

Neurologist's group say the drugs can help fight nerve damage in the short-term

6/7/2007
Experimental Drug May Fight Migraine

MK-0974 could aid patients not helped by other medicines

6/1/2007
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Chronic Pain

Cutting edge therapy appears to work in rats, researchers say

5/31/2007
Test Puts Attention on the Easily Distracted

It could be useful for employers seeking highly focused workers, expert says

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/30/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma

More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

5/30/2007
Post-Injury MRI Predicts Spinal Cord Recovery

Key factors give patients, doctors realistic goals, researchers say

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder