Neurology News

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1/13/2015
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

1/12/2015
Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain

In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

12/23/2014
Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

MRI looks at a brain structure in patients who haven't benefited from standard treatments

12/23/2014
Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp

Study reveals that as the mind ages, knowledge gained over a lifetime makes all the difference

12/23/2014
Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

Study finds boost in brain signals from fingertips in people who use touch screens

12/17/2014
Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

12/17/2014
Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

12/10/2014
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

11/26/2014
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

11/26/2014
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

11/21/2014
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

11/14/2014
Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

11/10/2014
Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

But shrinkage seen in brain scans doesn't show impact on functioning, pro-pot experts say

11/6/2014
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

10/30/2014
Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

10/29/2014
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

10/13/2014
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/7/2014
Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study

Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/29/2014
Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

9/25/2014
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

9/17/2014
Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2014
Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering

9/9/2014
Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

People taking the low-dose omega-3 supplements had fewer monthly seizures, but more research is needed

9/3/2014
People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study

But the absolute risk to any one person with obsessive-compulsive disorder remains very small, experts say

8/26/2014
2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

8/26/2014
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

8/25/2014
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

8/21/2014
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

8/19/2014
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

8/4/2014
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

8/1/2014
Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell

In study, a few viewers' brain activity corresponded to wider public's reactions to programming

7/30/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

7/22/2014
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

7/15/2014
Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS

7/11/2014
Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

7/10/2014
Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes

DNA seems more important than upbringing or gender when it comes to intelligence, study found

6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/20/2014
Too Little Known About PTSD Treatments for Veterans, Experts Say

Therapies are costing federal agencies millions, but it's unclear which work best, IOM panel says

6/19/2014
Head Injuries Tied to Higher Migraine Risk for Veterans

Blast wounds and wartime stress are both known to increase headache risk, study authors say

6/18/2014
Group Doctor Visits May Benefit Muscle Disorder Patients

Those who attended their annual neurologist visit with peers reported slightly better quality of life later

6/11/2014
Levodopa May Beat Newer Meds for Long-Term Parkinson's Care: Study

Largest such trial finds the older drug 'edging out' others, but treatment is made on case-by-case basis

6/5/2014
Study Supports Durability of Parkinson's Treatment

Transplanted brain neurons appear to remain healthy for up to 14 years, research shows

6/2/2014
Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats

In the future, the mind tweak might have applications for Alzheimer's patients, researchers say

5/15/2014
Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

Crippled rodents walked again, but it's uncertain if same approach will help people

5/15/2014
Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study

In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture

5/12/2014
Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems

Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

5/9/2014
Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

5/8/2014
Is Your Brain Overheating? Try Yawning

Study offers up new theory on why people yawn