Neurology Articles & Stories

Venous Narrowing not Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

Venous Narrowing not Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

There is no link between venous narrowing and multiple sclerosis (MS), specifically the narrowing of the veins that link the brain to the heart (extracrancial veins). This is according to Canadian researchers, who reported their findings in The Lancet. Read More


Parkinson's and Alzheimer's May be Warded Off by Exercise

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's May be Warded Off by Exercise

When investigators from the US treated non-exercising mice with a protein produced by exercising mice, they discovered it turned on genes that aid in preserving brain health and boosts the growth of new nerves in areas that are crucial for memory and learning. Read More


Alzheimer's and Cancer May Offer Protection from One Another

Alzheimer's and Cancer May Offer Protection from One Another

Alzheimer's patients have a reduced risk of developing cancer, while seniors already stricken with cancer face lower rates of Alzheimer's disease compared to cancer-free individuals of the same age. This is according to researchers from the National Research Council of Italy and reported in th... Read More


Bad Bedtime Routines in Early Childhood Could Stunt Brain Development

Bad Bedtime Routines in Early Childhood Could Stunt Brain Development

Irregular bedtimes during early childhood could stunt a child's cognitive development, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read More


Could Muscular Dystrophy Be Treated with Cola Compound?

Could Muscular Dystrophy Be Treated with Cola Compound?

Scientists have found that a trace substance found in caramelized sugar and cola boosts muscle regeneration in mice suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The finding is reported in the journal Skeletal Muscle. Read More


Elderly Patients Face Elevated Dementia Risk Following General Anesthesia

Elderly Patients Face Elevated Dementia Risk Following General Anesthesia

Elderly individuals who have faced exposure to general anesthesia have a 35% greater risk of developing dementia. This is according to researchers from the University of Bordeaux, France and reported an the annual Euroanasthesia congress. Lead researcher Dr. Francois Sztark and his team explai... Read More


Testosterone Can Improve Verbal Learning and Memory in Postmenopausal Women

Testosterone Can Improve Verbal Learning and Memory in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women saw bigger boosts in verbal learning and memory following a treatment with a testosterone gel, compared with women who only received sham treatment with a placebo. This is according to a new study presented at the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read More


Spinal Cord Injury Leads to Irreversible Loss of Tissue Following 40 Days

Spinal Cord Injury Leads to Irreversible Loss of Tissue Following 40 Days

Injury to the spinal cord alters the functional state and structure of both the brain and spinal cord. For example, the patient's capacity to walk or move their hands can become impaired. How rapidly these degenerative alterations manifest, however, has remained a puzzle until now. The assumpt... Read More


Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi may reduce the incidence of falls amongst stroke survivors. This is according to research presented at the American Stroke Association%u2019s International Stroke Conference. When compared to standard care or participating in a fitness program, stroke survivors practicing Ta... Read More


Brain Atrophy May Be Linked to Low Diastolic Blood Pressure

Brain Atrophy May Be Linked to Low Diastolic Blood Pressure

Brain atrophy in patients with arterial disease appears to be linked to low baseline diastolic blood pressure. Whenever there was declining levels of blood pressure over time for patients who had high baseline blood pressure, there was found to be less atrophy progression. This is according to... Read More


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