Neurology News

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2/17/2006
Oxygen Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Therapy might extend the time that patients have to receive drug therapy, study says

2/17/2006
Drug Abuse Raises Brain Hemorrhage Risk

A fifth of younger patients showed evidence of pot, cocaine or other drug use, study finds

2/17/2006
Medicare's Payout for Stroke Lagging Behind Cost

Payment gap could mean cutbacks in quality of care, experts warn

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/16/2006
Stroke Survival May Depend on Staying Cool

Maintaining normal or lower-than-normal body temperature could be key, study suggests

2/16/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk

Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

2/15/2006
Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Should Spur Research

It's a valuable tool that could shed light on the disease's origins, researchers say

2/15/2006
Morphine Eases Procedure-Linked Pain for Newborns

Babies exhibited fewer signs of discomfort during needle insertion, study found

2/13/2006
Most Stroke Patients Miss Out on Clot-Busting Drug

Far too many wait too long to seek care, researchers say

2/10/2006
Melatonin May Not Always Bring Sleep

Study finds the supplement does nothing for insomnia linked to specific disorders

2/9/2006
New 'Toolkit' Helps Schools Get the Lead Out

Removing lead from water supplies can ensure children's health, experts say

2/6/2006
Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame

By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/3/2006
Easing Depression Won't Improve Diabetes Care

Boosting mental health may be just first step toward better self-care, study finds

2/1/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Won't Improve Schizophrenia Care

Widespread practice of using two drugs provides no added benefit, researchers say

2/1/2006
Mouse Study Yields Hope Against Rett Syndrome

The rare, disabling neurological disorder predominantly affects girls

2/1/2006
1/27/2006
Kids' Chronic Headache and Sleeplessness Go Hand-in-Hand

One may exacerbate the other, new research finds

1/26/2006
Experts Look at Roots of Chronic Fatigue

A variety of triggers can lead to the syndrome, they say

1/25/2006
Science Spots New Cause of Chronic Pain

Healthy nerves, not damaged ones, may be to blame

1/24/2006
Research Shows How Alcohol May Affect the Body

Three growth factor compounds are key to the link, experts say

1/23/2006
Lincoln's Descendants Help Make Gene Breakthrough

Research uncovers a mutation linked to rare movement disorder

1/23/2006
Aspirin Therapy Safe for Some Brain Hemorrhage Survivors

Study found users had no increased risk for repeat attacks

1/20/2006
Gene Could Hold Key to Schizophrenia

Mice without it developed a schizophrenic-like illness, researchers say

1/19/2006
Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's

Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

1/19/2006
Owl Finding a Hoot for Brain Researchers

The birds link up sight with sound, just as humans do, researchers say

1/17/2006
Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes

A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

1/16/2006
Regular Exercise May Delay Alzheimer's

And the most out-of-shape seniors may have the most to gain, researchers say

1/12/2006
Blocking Fat Hormone Might Slow MS

But results in mice may not translate to humans, experts add

1/11/2006
Sleep Keeps Brain Growing Strong

Restless rats failed to retain new neurons, study found

1/10/2006
Science Probes the Awakening Brain

The mind stays sluggish in the first 10 minutes after sleep ends, research finds

1/9/2006
Prompting Neurons to Protect Themselves

Researchers found way to induce cells to release natural antioxidants

12/27/2005
Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth

Rat study offers new mechanism by which SSRIs like Paxil, Zoloft, may work

12/23/2005
'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's

Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

12/16/2005
Robotic Treadmill Helps Partially Paralyzed

Guided walking seems to retrain brain's movement center, study finds

12/16/2005
Drug Reduces MS-Linked Brain Lesions

Imuran also cuts relapse rates for patients with the neurological disorder

12/15/2005
Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted

Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

12/14/2005
Health Tip: Pins And Needles That Won't Go Away

Don't let it linger; a doctor's consultation may be needed

12/9/2005
Fear Response, Personality Share Same Space in the Brain

Finding could explain why the more courageous are often more outgoing, too

12/9/2005
Study: Men, Women Don't Think Alike

Brain scans reveal differences in activity while performing similar tasks

12/8/2005
Brain Scans Track Human Game Strategies

High-tech imaging allowed researchers to predict who'd win and lose

12/8/2005
Stroke's Deadly Toll: 2 Million Brain Cells Each Minute

Statistics on stroke's impact show how urgently immediate help is needed

12/7/2005
Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism

Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

12/2/2005
Study Suggests Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Real

Spinal fluid of CFS patients has distinct proteins, researchers say

12/2/2005
Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Many Fronts

Experts say a myriad of interventions can help

11/30/2005
Smart Brains Toss Out Trivia

Clearing the mind of useless facts boosts memory, study finds

11/30/2005
CT-Guided Injections Ease Sweaty Palms

The technique provides relief for palmar hyperhidrosis, researchers say

11/30/2005
Heavy Pot Smoking Might Raise Schizophrenia Risk

It's linked to abnormalities in the adolescent brain, researchers say

11/30/2005
Alzheimer's Could Be Diabetes-like Illness, Study Suggests

Brain insulin levels fall as the disease progresses

11/23/2005
Parkinson's Tied to the Well-Schooled

Study says doctors may be at higher risk