Neurology News

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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

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