Neurology News

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3/22/2006
Pollutants Threaten Poor, Minority Kids

Their families are more likely to live near lead, pesticides, study finds

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss

Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

3/20/2006
Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains

Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

3/17/2006
Fungus Finding Furthers Sensory Research

A key gene could say a lot about how organisms sense, respond to their environment

3/16/2006
Bioterror Agent Sarin Causes Long-Term Genetic Damage

Findings may explain why the chemical's effects last so long

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/14/2006
Many ALS Patients Suffer Cognitive Deterioration

But mental declines won't affect survival, researchers say

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/14/2006
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains

Hamster study suggests the technique might someday aid humans, researchers say

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/13/2006
Protein Test Could Spot Multiple Sclerosis Early

Discovery could also be a boon to treatment for neurological disorder

3/8/2006
Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline

One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

3/7/2006
Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research

A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/1/2006
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

3/1/2006
Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

2/28/2006
Neural Transplant Extends Huntington's Survival

Three out of five patients gained real benefit, researchers say

2/28/2006
Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again

Two very different programs work equally well, study finds

2/27/2006
Gene Mutation Might Help Spur Mental Retardation

The variant might also play role in a movement disorder, researchers say

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/22/2006
Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction

Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

2/22/2006
Loud Music Helps Drive Ecstasy Brain Damage

Rat study shows drug's effects last days longer

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

2/21/2006
Drug Might Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mice exposed to nicotinamide appeared to be protected, scientists say

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

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