Neurology News

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2/6/2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/30/2014
Aspirin Might Help Treat Brain Tumor Tied to Hearing Loss

Study found the drug slowed growth of noncancerous acoustic neuromas

1/28/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

1/28/2014
Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Researchers based 3-D model on man who lived 55 years with condition

1/26/2014
It's Not Just Anniversaries: Men Are the More Forgetful Sex

Survey of 48,000 people suggests women's memories tend to be sharper

1/24/2014
Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods

Study finds people could spot high- and low-fat milk through smell alone

1/22/2014
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

Better thinking, mood associated with higher levels, study finds

1/22/2014
2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials

Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

1/17/2014
Could Ecstasy Help People With Anxiety, PTSD?

Small study sheds light on how the club drug affects the brain

1/16/2014
Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

In experiment, people did better on subtle tests of ability to distinguish touches on skin

1/10/2014
Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study

Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

1/8/2014
Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy

Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

12/31/2013
Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause

12/30/2013
People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way

For instance, anxiety was consistently linked to changes in the mid-chest region, study found

12/26/2013
Could Brain Thickness Point to Stronger Religious Belief?

'Cortical thickness' increased among people who place significance on religion, study found

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/16/2013
Skilled Typing May Rely on More Than Knowing the Keys

Brain trains fingers to fly without conscious thought, research suggests

12/13/2013
Just Imagining Brightness Might Make Your Eyes React

Pupil size changed when people visualized sunny days in study

12/11/2013
Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests

DNA appeared to play biggest role in sciences, but outcomes could also change based on upbringing

12/11/2013
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

12/10/2013
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

12/6/2013
Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

12/5/2013
Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

11/22/2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

11/22/2013
'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study

With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend

11/19/2013
Scans Show Brain-Connection Differences in Those With Epilepsy

Small study used MRI to examine patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

11/14/2013
Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men

British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters

11/14/2013
FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

The device helps reduce frequency of seizures, studies show

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/7/2013
Could Warmer Weather Hamper Brain Function in People With MS?

MRI study found that some brains respond abnormally to higher temperatures

11/5/2013
Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

11/5/2013
Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently

Activity in certain regions suggests why they're less able to prepare for pain or respond to pain relief

11/1/2013
New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis

Pimavanserin may have fewer side effects than current therapy, study suggests

10/29/2013
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests

As stressors rose, key structures tied to memory shrank in size, researchers found

10/24/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

10/23/2013
Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests

Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

10/22/2013
Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Show Brain Changes, Study Finds

Working memory was slower in people with the condition

10/17/2013
NFL Veterans Show 'Abnormalities' in Brain Activity: Study

Ex-players who had been sent off the field most for head injuries were especially affected, researchers said

10/16/2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

10/9/2013
Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says

Prevention is crucial, neurologists agree

10/7/2013
Einstein's Brain More 'Connected' Than Other Folks', Study Reveals

Right, left halves of his brain found to have wider network of nerve fibers crossing between them

10/3/2013
Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study

Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say

10/2/2013
Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis

Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

10/1/2013
New DNA Discoveries Advance MS Research

110 gene variants now linked to neurological disease, scientists say

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

9/29/2013
Why Ballet Dancers Can Spin Without Getting Dizzy

Study found years of training suppressed signals of imbalance; findings could help those with chronic dizziness

9/27/2013
Fine Muscle Control May Continue Developing Into Teen Years

New finding paves way for improved therapy for kids with neurological disorders, researchers say

9/27/2013
Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease

Study of mice builds on landmark findings from 1990s, researcher says