Neurology News

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11/14/2016
Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

11/9/2016
Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study

Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

11/3/2016
Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head? Here's Why

Common melodies, quirky 'jumps' and repeated notes can all make for an 'earworm' tune, study finds

10/20/2016
Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning

Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

10/11/2016
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

9/22/2016
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

9/21/2016
Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study

Laquinimod seemed to slow progression of the neurological disorder, but human trials needed

9/16/2016
Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

9/9/2016
CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

9/7/2016
Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

9/6/2016
U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

9/2/2016
CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

9/1/2016
3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

9/1/2016
Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

8/31/2016
Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

8/30/2016
Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

8/24/2016
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

8/12/2016
Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'

Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

8/11/2016
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

8/2/2016
Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

7/20/2016
Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

7/11/2016
Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Uses MRI to help destroy brain tissue that's behind involuntary movement

6/27/2016
Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

5/17/2016
Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief

Experimental light therapy finds it can ease sensitivity, pain for some patients

5/9/2016
Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gehrig's disease

5/2/2016
Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations

Half of people with Parkinson's may have them

4/28/2016
Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

Danish study finds a correlation, but patients shouldn't worry unduly, experts say

4/19/2016
Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

4/18/2016
Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine, Experts Say

American Academy of Neurology issues new guideline on use of the drug

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