Neurology News

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7/17/2006
Weight Loss May Yield Alzheimer's Clues

Gradual declines in body mass may be linked to changes in appetite, experts say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/14/2006
Single Gene Flaw Can Cause 'Face Blindness'

The condition involves an inability to distinguish unfamiliar faces

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/12/2006
Neurologists Can Improve 'Deep Brain' Therapy for Parkinson's

Having a brain expert on hand does make a difference, study found

7/12/2006
Brain-Computer Link Aids Paralyzed Patient

In a first, a computer enables quadriplegic to move simple devices

7/10/2006
Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's

Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/6/2006
Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test

When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

6/30/2006
Even One Strong Drink May Impair Judgment

Study subjects' attention levels fell, despite being below the legal blood-alcohol limit

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/28/2006
B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's

Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

6/28/2006
Proteins Could Help Re-Grow Damaged Nerve Cells

Discovery could be important to those with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

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