Neurology News

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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

9/7/2006
High-Tech Glasses Help Those With Tunnel Vision

Computerized display widens their world, experts say

9/5/2006
Hormone Therapy May Harm Hearing

Progestin seems to be the culprit, study finds

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/30/2006
Nun Study Counters Notion of 'God Spot' in Brain

Mystical experience relies on numerous neurological areas, research suggests

8/29/2006
Long-Term Sobriety Heals Alcoholics' Brains

Most neurological function returns to normal, research shows

8/29/2006
'Invisible' Brain Changes May Be Key to MS Progression

These alterations don't appear on standard brain scans, researchers say

8/28/2006
Age-Linked Vision Loss May Depend on Genes

DNA can pinpoint those at highest risk, scientists say

8/24/2006
Research on Mice Hints at Alzheimer's Treatment

Approach aims to rid brain cells of dangerous proteins

8/21/2006
24-Hour Lighting May Disrupt Newborn's Bio-Clock

Mouse study suggests it could have negative long-term effects

8/18/2006
8/18/2006
Strokes May Follow 'Body Clock'

They usually strike in morning or early evening, study finds

8/17/2006
Pain Specialists Put Spotlight on Shingles

Most Americans know little about this common, painful condition

8/16/2006
More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit

Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

8/14/2006
Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early

Researchers working on a simple analysis that could be done in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic

8/11/2006
Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain

Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

8/9/2006
Alzheimer's Drug May Shield Brain From Bioterror Agents

Galantamine could be first line of defense against sarin and other chemicals, researchers say

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/8/2006
Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases

Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

8/8/2006
Ultrasound Might Affect Baby's Brain Development

Mouse study suggests a link, but experts say more research is needed

7/28/2006
Amnesia Study Sheds Light on Memory

Volunteers underwent drug-induced short-term memory loss

7/28/2006
Scientists Spot Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

Nerve cell finding could lead to better pain relievers, they say

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Study Promises Better Drug Delivery to Fight ALS

Getting meds to affected brain tissue has always been a challenge, researchers say

7/26/2006
Study Casts Doubt on NSAID Use After Brain Injury

Injured rats given ibuprofen showed signs of cognitive decline

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/24/2006
Estrogen Levels May Influence Men's Alzheimer's Risk

They carry small amounts of the hormone throughout their lives, experts note

7/24/2006
Dads More Likely Than Moms to Pass on MS

Men may carry a higher 'genetic load' linked to the disease, researchers say

7/21/2006
High-Sugar, Low-Caffeine 'Energy' Drinks Don't Work

Study shows they actually make you sleepier