Neurology News

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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

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