Neurology News

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6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

6/10/2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

6/5/2013
Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

5/30/2013
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College

But the effect of any one piece of DNA is very minor, so educational achievement is not set at birth

5/23/2013
Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Itch is a sensation distinct from others, such as pain, researchers say

5/20/2013
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

Connection appeared strongest among thinner people, researcher says

5/16/2013
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

5/9/2013
Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds

Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests

5/8/2013
Scientists Explore Secrets of the Well-Hit Fastball

Human brain 'predicts' the path of objects hurtling toward it, researchers report

5/6/2013
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of MS Than Whites

Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

4/30/2013
Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind

Experimental robotic technology may someday help people with amputations as well, experts hope

4/29/2013
Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

4/26/2013
Psychopaths May Lack Capacity for Empathy

Brain imaging study compared prison inmates

4/25/2013
Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer's Treatments

Research focuses on changes in immune cell activity within the brain

4/24/2013
Clenching Your Fist to Boost Your Memory?

Hand-to-brain link may spur mind activity, study suggests

4/23/2013
Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Study tied changes in thalamus to tell-tale MS sign

4/18/2013
Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'

They pinpointed the tiny area activated by viewing '1' but not 'one'

4/18/2013
Alzheimer's Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists

Medicare payment system undervalues one-on-one evaluations by these specialists, experts say

4/17/2013
No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study

No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

4/11/2013
Non-Amputees Can Experience the Illusion of a 'Phantom' Limb

The brain can accept an invisible hand as part of the body, study shows

4/11/2013
Newly Created Rats Designed to Speed Alzheimer's Research

The genetically engineered rodents more closely mimic the disease found in humans, scientists say

4/11/2013
Study Puts New Spin on 'Sound Sleep'

German researchers say certain sounds may boost memory while you snooze

4/9/2013
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

4/9/2013
Gene May Double Risk of Alzheimer's in Blacks

But expert says actual increase is 'modest' and many other factors contribute to disease

4/9/2013
Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl

Benign tumor was causing premature puberty and obesity linked to overeating, doctors say

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/4/2013
Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke

Study found the pain is also related to greater disability

4/4/2013
Could Scientists Peek Into Your Dreams?

In small study, computer programs and brain MRIs identified visual images during sleep

4/3/2013
Laser Therapy Switches Cocaine Addiction On, Off in Rats: Study

Trials of the brain treatment planned for humans, but with electromagnetic stimulation instead

4/1/2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

3/28/2013
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Tecfidera a 'welcome addition' for patients battling the neurological disease, one expert said

3/26/2013
Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines

MRI study suggests changes occur in areas associated with pain

3/25/2013
Early Thinking Problems May Signal Future Dementia in Parkinson's Patients

But predictive value of finding still needs to be proved, expert says

3/22/2013
Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism

Lack of this ability can prevent social interaction, study author says

3/21/2013
Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia

Small study connects REM sleep behavior disorder with 'Lewy bodies' in brain

3/21/2013
Dotarem Approved for Nervous System MRIs

Contrast agent helps doctors view brain and spine

3/20/2013
Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study

Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

3/15/2013
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say

Case study describes man whose only clear symptom was not realizing his messages were garbled

3/13/2013
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone

Study found working people were more distracted by one-sided versus two-sided conversations

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/8/2013
Does Chewing Gum Give Your Brain an Edge?

In small study, people who were chewing had better recall of numbers

3/8/2013
Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

AAN asks doctors, patients to question procedures as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

3/7/2013
Brain 'Pacemaker' May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Anorexia

In very small study, deep brain stimulation helped women regain weight, curb problem behaviors

3/6/2013
Brain Scans May Explain Thinking, Memory Problems in Some MS Patients

Study found more damaged white matter in brains of those with mental decline

3/4/2013
Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Study

List includes common drugs such as Lunesta and Ambien, researchers say

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech