Neurology News

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4/14/2016
One-a-Day Anti-Seizure Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

Eslicarbazepine may make management easier, safer for people with the disorder, researchers say

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

4/11/2016
At the Store or Work, a To-Do List Helps

Unfamiliar items or tasks don't come to mind easily, research finds

3/31/2016
U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

3/16/2016
Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than Men

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

3/13/2016
Research Offers Clues to Dementia With Language Loss

In this rarer form of brain illness, protein plaques appear to clump more prominently in certain areas

3/1/2016
Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

2/24/2016
Ebola May Leave Lasting Neurological Problems

Six months after active illness, headaches, memory loss, depression were still being reported

2/24/2016
Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

2/10/2016
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

2/8/2016
Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

2/1/2016
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

1/28/2016
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

1/27/2016
MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

12/23/2015
Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

12/8/2015
New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial

More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

11/25/2015
Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/20/2015
Scientists May Have Spotted Happiness' Home in the Brain

Japanese team used MRI scans to spot region most active in contented people

11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

11/18/2015
New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

11/16/2015
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

9/23/2015
Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

9/4/2015
Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/30/2015
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

7/20/2015
Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

7/15/2015
Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

7/15/2015
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/1/2015
Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

6/30/2015
Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

6/26/2015
Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

6/15/2015
FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease

Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

6/12/2015
Can't Remember Exact Colors? Science Points to Why

Human memory classifies all shades of a particular color under one broad category, researchers say

6/8/2015
Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/17/2015
Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says

Proper identification of headache type can lead to better treatment

4/17/2015
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

4/15/2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

3/25/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

3/12/2015
Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills