Neurology News

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6/26/2006
Test Could Spot Autism at Birth

Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

6/26/2006
Pesticides Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

Type and duration of exposure needed isn't yet clear, researchers say

6/23/2006
Could a Low-Carb Diet Slow Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, fewer carbs meant fewer brain-robbing plaques

6/23/2006
Health Tip: Restless Legs Are a Real Disorder

A feeling, at rest, that you need to move your legs

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/20/2006
Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke

Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

6/15/2006
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk

But the mouse study finding needs much more investigation, experts say

6/14/2006
Study Shows Impact of Parkinson's Gene

Even a single mutated copy can speed symptoms

6/14/2006
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Brain translates a mix of chemicals into what the nose knows

6/12/2006
Hypoglycemic Episodes Won't Damage Brain

Finding is good news for diabetes struggling to control blood sugar

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/2/2006
Two Drugs Help Shield Newborns From Toxoplasmosis

Treatment eases eye and brain damage linked to the infection

6/2/2006
Caregiver Factors Linked to Patient's Dementia Symptoms

Patients cared for by younger, depressed caregivers at more risk, study found

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/30/2006
Scientists Probe Secrets of Kids' TV

Characters that make eye contact with toddlers help them learn, study finds

5/26/2006
Study Compares Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Both 'coiling' and 'clipping' work well over long term

5/26/2006
Nerve-Based Depression Treatment May Take a Year to Work

But vagal nerve stimulation can bring real results, experts say

5/25/2006
Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel

Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

5/25/2006
'Free Radical' Molecules May Help Drive Brain Illnesses

The finding could boost Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease research, experts say

5/23/2006
Workplace Lead Exposure Brings Long-Term Brain Damage

18 years later, employees showed decreases in brain volume, study found

5/19/2006
Long-Term Copaxone Use Benefits MS Patients

It may help them reduce disability, study finds

5/18/2006
Adding Drug to Aspirin May Better Prevent Second Stroke

But the daily regimen is more expensive than aspirin alone, an expert notes

5/18/2006
Cooling Brain Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

'Controlled hypothermia' limits the damage when blood supply dwindles, study finds

5/17/2006
Newborn Hearing Tests Keep Kids' Language Skills on Track

Screening spots problems early, so they can be overcome, study finds

5/16/2006
Research Reveals How Prozac Triggers New Brain Cell Growth

It points to one way SSRI drugs may fight depression, experts say

5/16/2006
Hunt for ALS Genes Begins

Scientists seek mutations behind the major form of the neurological disease

5/15/2006
Growth Factor Could Spur Eye Repair

Newly discovered oncomodulin helps damaged nerves regrow

5/12/2006
Mouse Study Finding May Help Battle MS

Blocking a chemical signal helped protect vulnerable nerve cells

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/11/2006
Anticipation Heightens Smokers' Desire

Watching someone puff away tugs on smokers' brains, study finds

5/10/2006
Brain Shows Signs of Alzheimer's Onset

Changes in autopsied tissue give researchers clues to early disease

5/10/2006
Antiviral Drugs May Fight Shingles Pain

Small study shows promise for oral and IV therapy

5/4/2006
Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism

Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

5/3/2006
Neurologic Problems May Boost PTSD Risk

Vietnam vet twins study gives insight into cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

4/28/2006
Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

4/27/2006
Gene May Help Spur Deadly Brain Aneurysms

One variant was 14 times more common in people with weakened brain vessels

4/26/2006
Hemoglobin Solution Could Limit Brain Injury

Studies with pigs suggest it stems secondary damage

4/25/2006
New Technology Spots Aneurysms Faster, Safer

Computed tomography angiography improves on standard angiogram, study suggests

4/24/2006
Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage

Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

4/24/2006
Technology Could Bring Safer Brain Tumor Surgery

Tracking brain activity during procedure may prevent damage to language centers

4/24/2006
Researchers Spot Brain's 'Choice Cells'

These neurons assign relative values to actions or things, experts explain

4/21/2006
High Rate of Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Kids

But parents might not spot the problem without proper testing, experts add

4/20/2006
Publicly Funded Medical Research Pays Off

It saves thousands of lives and generates billions of dollars, U.S. study shows

4/20/2006
Transplanted Nerve Tissue Can Cause Human 'Mad Cow' Disease

British study finds seven patients affected over past few decades

4/20/2006
Hypnosis Might Ease Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Small British study suggests it alters brain's pain response

4/17/2006
Chronic Stress May Help Cause Depression

Mouse studies are clarifying the link

4/13/2006
Amphetamine-Linked Free Radicals Damage the Brain

Study suggests drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine do long-term harm

4/12/2006
Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory

Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers