Neurology News

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7/14/2005
Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?

Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

7/8/2005
Baby Talk Can Signal Language Delay

By one year, parents should expect full, intelligible words, expert says

7/1/2005
Human Brain Is No Computer

Study supports a new interpretation of the thinking process

6/29/2005
Scientists Uncover Key Parkinson's Clue

A specific protein helps drive the disease forward, researchers say

6/27/2005
Insomnia Linked to Depression in Elderly

Women may be at higher risk than men, researchers say

6/23/2005
NSAIDs Appear to Ease Tough-to-Treat Migraine

ER-treated headache responds well to non-opiate meds, study found

6/23/2005
New Guidelines List Anti-Tremor Drugs

Blood pressure, seizure meds can help control non-Parkinson's shaking

6/22/2005
Brain's Marijuana-like Chemicals Postpone Pain

Manipulating endocannabinoids may bring new, better analgesics

6/20/2005
Restless Legs Syndrome Often Undiagnosed

New survey suggests more than 7 percent of people are affected

6/20/2005
Healthy Lifestyles May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Friendships, juice and exercise can keep brains strong, studies suggest

6/20/2005
'Frozen in Fear' May Have Ancient Roots

Humans' instinct to stay still protects against predators, experts say

6/20/2005
Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts

Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

6/19/2005
Culture Colors Views on Alzheimer's Disease

Minorities have different perspectives on the illness, studies find

6/18/2005
MRI Can Identify Alzheimer's, Other Dementia

Specialized technology may take the guesswork out of diagnosis

6/17/2005
Epilepsy, Schizophrenia May Share Genetic Link

Individuals with one disorder are at increased risk for the other, study finds

6/15/2005
Placebos Can Bring Emotional Relief, Too

Brain scan study shows they affect neurological pain centers

6/15/2005
Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

But experts caution that success in mice may not translate to humans

6/14/2005
Epilepsy Surgery Brings Long-Term Seizure Relief

Most patients remain attack-free decades later, study finds

6/14/2005
Preemie Birth Boosts Risk for Later Vision Trouble

Study finds higher rate of problems at 10 years of age

6/10/2005
Language May Not Be Needed for 'Number Sense'

Monkeys correctly matched up numerous sounds with same amount of objects

6/10/2005
Immune System Offers New Alzheimer's Target

A specific dysfunction may encourage the disease, study finds

6/9/2005
Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech

It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

6/7/2005
Gene Clue May Lead to Epilepsy Treatments

One mutation connects the condition to another movement disorder

5/31/2005
New Clues to the Roots of Dyslexia

Sensory, rather than visual deficits, may be to blame

5/29/2005
Cough Medicine Compound May Fight Fibromyalgia

But it's too early to recommend using dextromethorphan yet, expert warns

5/27/2005
Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll

Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

5/27/2005
Gene Could Cause Rare, Fatal Epilepsy

Lafora disease may have its roots in a specific mutation

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/20/2005
Narcotic Painkillers Work Best on Elderly

Unlike younger patients, there's little need to increase dose

5/19/2005
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Simply labeling something as 'smelly' may make it so, study finds

5/19/2005
Vitamin E May Ward Off Parkinson's

Experts disagree about the finding's validity, however

5/16/2005
Alcoholism-Linked Brain Damage Hits Women Sooner

CT scans show accelerated atrophy and shrinkage, compared to men

5/13/2005
Kids Not Wired for Slo-Mo

Youngsters' brains better at gauging fast-moving objects, research shows

5/13/2005
Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene

The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

5/13/2005
Monkey See, Robotics Do

Primates' brains easily learn to manipulate hi-tech arm

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/10/2005
Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier

Close to a seven-year gap between symptom onset in Hispanics, whites

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/9/2005
Protein Clue May Help Fight Huntington's Disease

Damage to brain cells may come from outside, too, scientists say

5/9/2005
Serotonin's Effects Extend Far Beyond Brain

Neurochemical could play key role in embryonic development, study suggests

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/6/2005
'Artificial Retina' Shows Promise in Restoring Sight

Device allows formerly blind patients to see, identify objects

5/6/2005
'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System

Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

5/5/2005
Requip Treats 'Restless Legs'

Compelling urge to move legs, often during sleep

5/5/2005
Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately

Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

5/5/2005
Brain-Damaged Fireman's Recovery a Mystery

Science can't provide exact explanation for this rare event

4/24/2005
Golden Slumbers in the Golden Years

Web site helps older Americans get a good night's sleep

4/22/2005
New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found

Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger