Neurology News

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11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Smoking Upsets Pleasure/Pain Neurochemistry

But quitting restores levels to normal, researchers report

11/28/2006
Stressful Sleep Loss May Impair Memory

Sleep-deprived rats show link between brain impairment, stress hormones

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/27/2006
Parkinson's May Lower Driving Safety

Drivers with the illness made more mistakes while distracted, study found

11/27/2006
Chemo Temporarily Shrinks Brain Areas, Study Finds

Discovery could explain cognitive troubles linked to cancer treatment

11/22/2006
Parkinson's Gene Reveals Its Secrets

The mutation produces malfunctioning proteins that disrupt brain-cell networks, study finds

11/20/2006
Brain's Oxygen Supply Key to Alzheimer's Risk

Poor blood flow increases plaque buildup, mouse study finds

11/20/2006
Sorry, Kids: School Tests Do Enhance Learning

Study finds people remember things better if quizzed

11/19/2006
Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success

Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/8/2006
Deep-Brain Stimulation Eases Movement Disorder

Dystonia affects over 300,000 people across North America, experts say

11/7/2006
Scientists Probe Radiotherapy-Linked Brain Changes

A cell receptor may play a role in cancer treatment cognitive woes

11/6/2006
Infant Iron Deficiency Lowers Teen Test Scores

Children from poorer families face highest cognitive risk, researchers say

11/6/2006
Electric Current During Sleep Boosts Memory

Mild stimulation raised recall scores by 8 percent, study found

11/2/2006
Science Could Point to MS Treatments

A protein is key to the growth of nerve coverings damaged by the disease

11/2/2006
New Test Could Spot Dementia Earlier

7-minute test detects milder signs, developers say

10/31/2006
Parkinson's Patients Face Tough Treatment 'Balancing Act'

Michael J. Fox's shakiness caused by long-term medication, not the disease, experts say

10/27/2006
Teen Brains Build Tolerance to Alcohol's Effects

But this also boosts their likelihood for alcoholism, researchers warn

10/26/2006
Genes May Help Some People Bear Pain

DNA boosts their tolerance, research shows

10/26/2006
Hockey Goalies' Eyes Keep Slapshots at Bay

Great players keep their gaze on the puck, study finds

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

10/23/2006
Many Kids Will Outgrow Migraines

More than half no longer suffered these headaches as adults, study found

10/19/2006
Scientists Spot Brain's Self-Defense 'Switch'

A protein activates natural antioxidant toxin-fighters

10/18/2006
Brain Protein Could Limit Stroke Damage

Mouse study shows G-CSF works even if given days after an attack

10/18/2006
Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's

And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

10/16/2006
Brain Study Sheds Light on Autism

Communication breakdowns between neural areas may be to blame

10/16/2006
Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise Against ALS

It slowed disease progression in rats, scientists say

10/13/2006
Female Sex Hormone Could Treat Brain Injury

Progesterone shows promise in clinical trial

10/10/2006
Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?

Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

10/9/2006
'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

10/9/2006
Alzheimer's Caregivers Often Get Poor Sleep

Study finds this can greatly impact older people's health

10/9/2006
Pot's Active Ingredient Could Fight Alzheimer's

Marijuana's 'THC' molecule looks promising in the lab, researchers report

10/5/2006
Research Sheds Light on Rare Genetic Disorder

Williams-Beuren syndrome causes mental, cardiac impairment

10/5/2006
Low Birth Weight Has Effects Into Adolescence

Smaller babies showed lowered IQs, diminished motor skills as teens, study found

10/5/2006
'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Survivors Is Real: Study

Brain scans show changes in blood flow, metabolism

10/5/2006
New Sleep Drug May Be Less Prone to Abuse

Ramelteon less addictive, with fewer side effects, than older medications, study finds

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/4/2006
Experts Offering Free Mental Health Screenings Oct. 5

Onset of fall is prime time for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), they note

10/3/2006
Study Yields Clues to Cerebral Palsy

Infections during pregnancy, premature delivery linked to the illness

10/3/2006
Older Women at Risk of Sleeptime Leg-Movement Disorder

Syndrome can cause frequent awakenings and impact health, experts say

9/23/2006
Young Athletes May Underreport Concussion Symptoms

Doctors urge neurocognitive tests be used before return to play is OK'd

9/19/2006
Vitamin Shows Promise for MS Patients

Mouse model finds a form of B3 prevents ongoing damage to nerve fibers

9/19/2006
Alzheimer's Symptoms May Arise From Mutant Genes

It's a possible new dimension to the disease, researchers say

9/13/2006
Hormone Injection May Ease Post-Traumatic Stress

Corticosterone could help banish bad memories, mouse study shows

9/13/2006
Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's

But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

9/12/2006
Alzheimer's Drug Eases Brain Injury-Linked Memory Loss

Rivastigmine most effective in more serious cases, researchers say

9/12/2006
Boxing Delivers Lethal Blow to Brain Cells

Study of amateur pugilists suggests real damage

9/10/2006
Stopovers May Ease Jet Lag

Rat study suggests the 'body clock' can re-adjust

9/8/2006
Poor Sleep Can Have Big Impact on Kids

Experts urge parents to spot, address sleep problems