Neurology Articles & Stories

Long-term Memory May be Boosted by Caffeine

Long-term Memory May be Boosted by Caffeine

A number of studies have indicated that caffeine has many health advantages. Now, emerging research suggests that a dose of caffeine following a learning session may aid in retaining long-term memory. This is according to research reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Read More


Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Patients undergoing a gastric banding procedure see a much greater reduction in stroke and heart attack risk compared with medications, weight management, or a combination of the two. This is according to research from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and published in the BMJ journal Heart. Read More


Parkinson's Patients May See Benefit from Acupuncture

Parkinson's Patients May See Benefit from Acupuncture

Patients suffering with Parkinson's disease may see some relief to their symptoms, according to researchers from the University of Seoul, Korea. It appears that acupuncture reactivates parts of the brain that have become inactive, according to the authors. The news is reported in CNS Neuroscie... Read More


Growth Factor in Stem Cells Aids Multiple Sclerosis Recovery

Growth Factor in Stem Cells Aids Multiple Sclerosis Recovery

A study published in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience reports that researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a compound within growth promoting human stem cells appears to spark regeneration of nerves and their function in mice models with multiple... Read More


Stroke Patients Can Get Back On Their Feet with Home Rehabilitation

Stroke Patients Can Get Back On Their Feet with Home Rehabilitation

Stroke patients who received physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program that requires the use of a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by walking practice. This is according to the largest stroke rehabilitati... Read More


Parkinsons Disease Treatment Possible with Stem Cells

Parkinsons Disease Treatment Possible with Stem Cells

U.S. researchers claim they have overcome previous challenges in transforming human embryonic stem cells to become the neurons killed by Parkinson's. New tests revealed that cells survive and function normally in animals and reverse movement problems caused by Parkinson's in monkeys. Read More


Muscle Endurance Tests Can Detect Early Stages of Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle Endurance Tests Can Detect Early Stages of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that causes periodic attacks of neurologic symptoms such as limb weakness and mobility defects. And although such patients' walking abilities and muscle strength are monitored on a regular basis, physicians are still unable to determine when th... Read More


Detecting Parkinson's with Promising Saliva Gland Test

Detecting Parkinson's with Promising Saliva Gland Test

Parkinson's disease may be detecting by testing a part of a person's saliva gland. This is according to new research by the Mayo Clinic and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting. Read More


Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

In the United States, headaches are a part of the daily struggle for over 45 million people. Of them, migraine headaches are by far the most prevalent and require professional attention to combat the often times debilitating symptoms. The intense pain felt during a migraine is a direct result ... Read More


Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Consuming coffee through middle age can help ward off Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, reducing the risk of these disorders by up to 65 percent, a recent Finnish study has discovered. According to lead researcher and associate professor at University of Kuopio, Miia Kivipelto, this study... Read More


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