Neurology News

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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

2/28/2013
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools

2/28/2013
More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care

In small study, improved nutrition appeared to help patients' memory, daily function

2/27/2013
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism

Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections

2/20/2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say

2/14/2013
FDA Approves 'Bionic Eye' to Help Against Rare Vision Disorder

First-of-its-kind approval may herald new era in fight against blindness, experts say

2/13/2013
Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Early Stages of Parkinson's

Study finding suggests therapy could be useful for more than just advanced cases

2/6/2013
Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines

Small study found no side effects from treatment

1/31/2013
Fish Like Grouper, Barracuda May Pose Food-Poisoning Risk

They can sometimes contain toxin that can't be detected before eating, CDC warns

1/31/2013
Some Parkinson's Patients Discover an Artistic Side

Cases suggest prescribed medicine may help unleash creativity

1/30/2013
Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children

However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

1/29/2013
Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain

When presented with what seemed to be patients in discomfort, physicians' own pain centers reacted

1/29/2013
Can Brightly Colored Fruits, Veggies Protect Against ALS?

Study tied foods like carrots, spinach and yams to lower risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

1/28/2013
More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline

Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

1/24/2013
Turning Tragedy Into Hope for Others With Spinal Cord Injury

Reeve Foundation's Alan Brown, quadriplegic for 25 years, makes case for more research and resources

1/23/2013
Study Questions Importance of 'Triggers' in Setting Off Migraines

In research involving patients with migraine with aura, just 1 in 10 reacted to typical triggers

1/23/2013
U.S. Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Need Individualized Treatment: Report

The Institute of Medicine calls the syndrome a 'very real, highly diverse' condition

1/17/2013
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/15/2013
Got Nobel? Milk-Guzzling Countries Win More of the Esteemed Prizes

Finding may be associated with a brain boost from vitamin D -- or strong educational systems

1/14/2013
Early Parkinson's Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence

Yet help is possible if doctors know about the problem, study suggests

1/11/2013
Humans and Birds May Have Music in Common

Mating sparrows respond to birdsong like people do to favorite tunes, a brain study found

1/11/2013
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

1/7/2013
Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors in Some Parkinson's Patients: Study

Some indulge in gambling or other troublesome activities, but research suggests drugs are cause

1/2/2013
Future Astronauts May Be Exposed to Alzheimer's Risk Factor

Mouse study suggests longer-range space travel could pose radiation hazard

12/24/2012
Eye Scan Could Help Track Progress of Multiple Sclerosis

Study found that faster thinning of retina was tied to more lesions