Neurology News

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5/4/2007
Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words

They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

5/3/2007
Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces

Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

5/3/2007
'Mad Cow' Vaccine Effective in Mice

Shot could be developed for use in deer, cattle, experts say

5/3/2007
Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's

In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert

5/2/2007
Severe Low Blood Sugar Won't Harm Brain

Type 1 diabetics shouldn't worry about past hypoglycemic episodes, study suggests

5/2/2007
Drinking Alcohol Shrinks the Brain

Even moderate consumption reduced brain volume, study found

5/2/2007
Amateur Boxers Also Hit by Brain Injury

Spinal fluid study shows signs of post-fight damage

5/1/2007
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

5/1/2007
High Calcium, Vitamin D Intake May Harm Aging Brain

Rising levels were associated with larger brain lesions, study found

4/27/2007
Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

4/26/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain

Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/26/2007
Study Probes Parkinson Drugs' Effect on Motivation

Agents that act on dopamine may trigger compulsion, apathy

4/26/2007
Many MS Patients Miss Out on Effective Drugs

They're not taking or being prescribed meds that ease side effects, study finds

4/25/2007
Rural Patients Benefit From Phone-Guided Stroke Therapy

Experts from larger centers instruct on use of powerful clot-busting drug

4/25/2007
Good Sleep Wakes Up Memory

Getting shut-eye before tests boosted performance, study found

4/23/2007
Bowel Disease, Nerve Problems Linked

Crohn's, colitis sufferers at high risk for carpal tunnel, other woes, study finds

4/23/2007
Migraines May Boost Memory

Unexpected finding shows sufferers' recall less prone to decline

4/19/2007
Brain Protein Makes for Lasting Memories

'CREB' is crucial to total recall, scientists say

4/16/2007
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory

It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

4/16/2007
Insomnia Hits 'Night Owls' Harder

They have more symptoms and more anxiety about their sleeplessness, study finds

4/12/2007
Faulty Brain Network May Cause Fragile X, Down Syndromes

Cells appear to have trouble making connections, researchers find

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/9/2007
Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk

Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

4/9/2007
Meth, Cocaine Abuse Boosts Stroke Risk

The drugs trigger spasms in blood vessels, researchers say

4/5/2007
Sleepless Nights May Encourage Pain

Sleep-deprived women had more pain episodes, researchers report

4/4/2007
Mild Brain Injury May Cause Chronic Sleep Trouble

And that could make rehab even tougher, researchers say

4/3/2007
Two Medications Treat Migraine Better Than One

Sumatriptan-naproxen combo works faster and longer, study finds

4/3/2007
Kids' Head Injury is Often Repeated: Study

Having one such trauma doubles the risk for a second head injury, researchers find

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

3/30/2007
Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness

A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

3/28/2007
Common Gene Defect Raises Stroke Risk

One in four northern Europeans carries the variant, researchers say

3/28/2007
Diabetes-Parkinson's Link Grows Stronger

Overweight diabetics 83% more likely to get the brain disease, study found

3/20/2007
More Than 5 Million Americans Now Have Alzheimer's

Finding confirms predictions that the disease could reach epidemic proportions as population ages

3/19/2007
Caring for ALS Patient Brings Emotional Strain

Family caregivers face higher risk of depression than the patient, study finds

3/14/2007
Research Reveals How Memories Are Made

Brain uses chemical processes similar to those of developing cells

3/14/2007
Social Stress May Kill Off New Brain Cells

Rat finding suggests link between anxiety, depression

3/13/2007
Women Benefit Less From Clot-Busting Stroke Drug

But the finding is no reason to change how doctors use tPA, experts say

3/13/2007
Sleeping Pill Wakes Woman After 2 Years in Coma

Ambien 'mini-miracle' may give more insight into how the brain works, experts say

3/12/2007
Weight-Loss Surgery Caution: Take Your Vitamins

Post-op thiamine deficiency can trigger rare but serious brain condition, experts warn

3/6/2007
Toothbrushing Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures

Rhythmic nature of brushing could stimulate brain, researchers say

3/2/2007
Sleeplessness Clouds Moral Choices

People kept up all night had more trouble weighing tough decisions, study found

2/28/2007
Pilot Study Questions Wisdom of Mandatory Retirement

Crewmen over 60 performed better, not worse, with time, study found

2/27/2007
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Lupus-Linked Depression

An "auto-antibody" may impact brain function, research shows

2/23/2007
Alcoholics May Have Trouble Reading Others' Emotions

They often misinterpret facial expressions, study shows

2/22/2007
Pregnancy Hormone May Ease Multiple Sclerosis

Increase in prolactin may explain why women with MS fare better while pregnant

2/20/2007
Brain Changes Persist Long After Smokers Quit

Autopsy study finds high levels of addiction-linked enzymes in former smokers' brains

2/20/2007
'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline

Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

2/19/2007
Being Breast-Fed May Be Key to Success

Those who were bottle-fed are less upwardly mobile, U.K. study finds