Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/5/2014
Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study

Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

5/5/2014
Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds

Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/2/2014
Brain Scans Spot Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Inflammation may play a role, small study suggests

5/2/2014
Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

4/24/2014
Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

Patients with relapsing-remitting form of the disease showed fewer brain lesions with ofatumumab

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/23/2014
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

4/16/2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

4/16/2014
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

4/4/2014
Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults

Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

4/4/2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

4/1/2014
Scientists Make Gene Discovery in Lou Gehrig's Disease

Finding may advance understanding of fatal, degenerative condition

3/29/2014
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Off' Switch for Water Intake

MRI scans tracked neurological activity in non-thirsty people pressed to drink water

3/26/2014
Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients

Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

3/26/2014
Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease

The hereditary brain disease can destroy patients' ability to walk, talk and swallow

3/19/2014
Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

3/19/2014
Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

3/19/2014
Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin

3/17/2014
Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

Routine use of imaging tests not recommended, but more docs ordering them anyway, researcher says

3/14/2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

3/11/2014
FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

Wearable headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches

3/11/2014
Preschoolers Beat College Kids at Figuring Out Gadgets

Researchers say the very young take more flexible approach to problem-solving

3/6/2014
NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

Agency is seeking patients suffering from chronic 'ringing in the ears'

2/28/2014
Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently

Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night

2/28/2014
Early Signs That High-Calorie Diet May Help With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Regimen that boosted carbohydrate intake seemed to work best, researchers say, but more study needed

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/24/2014
Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

2/20/2014
When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

MRI scans showed high activity in brain areas that usually interpret sentence structure

2/15/2014
Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

2/14/2014
Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients

Small study suggests sleep disorder could be missed in people with multiple sclerosis

2/13/2014
Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/12/2014
New Drug Shows Promise for Restless Legs Syndrome: Study

Symptoms improved and fewer patients experienced disease progression

2/12/2014
Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

Study suggests stroke hospitalizations and death rates tied to changes in temperature and humidity

2/10/2014
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

2/6/2014
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed