Neurology News

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7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/30/2015
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

7/20/2015
Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

7/15/2015
Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

7/15/2015
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/1/2015
Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

6/30/2015
Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

6/26/2015
Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

6/15/2015
FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for Parkinson's Disease

Brio Neurostimulation System is second such device approved for tremor disorders

6/12/2015
Can't Remember Exact Colors? Science Points to Why

Human memory classifies all shades of a particular color under one broad category, researchers say

6/8/2015
Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/17/2015
Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says

Proper identification of headache type can lead to better treatment

4/17/2015
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

4/15/2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

3/25/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

3/12/2015
Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

3/12/2015
Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices'

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

3/9/2015
British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

3/2/2015
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

2/24/2015
Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

2/20/2015
Hungry in the Department Store? Your Spending May Rise

Study finds ravenous people tend to purchase more nonfood items

2/20/2015
Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows

Researchers suspect humans have a similar system to guard hearing

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

2/10/2015
Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

2/9/2015
FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

2/4/2015
Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

2/2/2015
Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds

Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

1/30/2015
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

1/29/2015
Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

1/15/2015
1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

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