Neurology News

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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

2/17/2007
Retinal Implant Restores Limited Sight to Blind

But second-generation device is still a far cry from full vision, experts say

2/16/2007
'Smart Bladder' Technology Could Help Paralyzed

Stimulating spinal cord can restore natural urination, animal study shows

2/13/2007
Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment

Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

2/13/2007
Marijuana May Ease AIDS Patients' Foot Pain

The smoked drug lessens a burning numbness that accompanies the illness, study finds

2/8/2007
More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

2/7/2007
Marijuana-Like Brain Chemicals Ease Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice

The treatment is much more targeted than smoking marijuana, researchers say

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/2/2007
Science Tracks How the Brain's 'Clock' Ticks

Neurons use light, sound to monitor passage of time, research suggests

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

2/1/2007
Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA

Two gene studies could help bring new treatments, experts say

1/31/2007
LSD Study Probes Hallucinogen's Effect on Brain

Experiments with mice may lead to new psychiatric drugs, researchers say

1/30/2007
Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/26/2007
Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients

Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

1/25/2007
New Test May Predict Stroke Risk After 'Mini Stroke'

But one expert isn't sure the scoring system is ready for wide use

1/23/2007
Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/19/2007
Past, Future May Have Common Link in Brain

Study finds amnesiacs unable to imagine future events

1/17/2007
Waiting for Ear Tubes Won't Affect Child Development

The implanted devices are often used to ease persistent fluid build-up

1/15/2007
Combo Therapy Offers Hope for Krabbe's Disease

Mouse study showed life spans greatly extended in surprise finding

1/3/2007
Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves

Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

12/29/2006
Expert Tips Can Head Off Head Injury

Helmets, guardrails and driving sober cut the risk

12/22/2006
Stem Cell Loss in Aging Brain May Bring Poorer Memory

Rat study also suggests new treatments for Alzheimer's, experts say

12/22/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Ataxia

A class of neurologic movement disorders

12/21/2006
Brain Is Not Wired for Consistency

Whether it's throwing a strike or teeing off, neurons have to start from scratch, study finds

12/19/2006
Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay

'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests

12/18/2006
Tinnitus Type Affects Severity, Symptoms

Study found wide variance in this 'ringing in the ears'

12/18/2006
Evidence Shows Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real: Experts

And yet many patients still face skepticism from doctors

12/18/2006
Human Sense of Smell Nothing to Sniff At

In open-field tests, volunteers effectively tracked 'scent trails,' researchers say

12/13/2006
Rare Gene Brings Life Without Pain

The discovery could lead to new pain medications, experts say

12/13/2006
Brain Lesions After Stroke May Predict Future Episodes

MRI scans could help foretell patients' risk for subsequent incidences

12/12/2006
Protein 'Fingerprint' Could Spot Alzheimer's in Living Patients

Right now, a true diagnosis comes only after death, researchers note

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say