Neurology Articles & Stories

Four Predictors of Long Life

Four Predictors of Long Life

Evidence is mounting that some rather surprising attributes and habits of a person's life can pretty well foretell whether that man or woman will live to a ripe old age. Here are four of them: -- Having strong legs. Leg strength translates into good flexibility, balance and endurance, which a... Read More


Cell Phone Radiation May Protect from Alzheimers

Cell Phone Radiation May Protect from Alzheimers

Could there be a benefit to the effects of cell phone radiation? For decades scientists have been trying to determine what effects cell phone radiation has on the human brain and overall health. Read More


Marijuana Compounds Effective in Battle with Brain Cancer

Marijuana Compounds Effective in Battle with Brain Cancer

Is Marijuana a potential tool for fighting cancer? Recent research at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco and separate research at the Complutense University in Spain point to the possibility that a combination of compounds in marijuana could help fight off a... Read More


Blueberry Juice Can Improve Memory in Older Adults

Blueberry Juice Can Improve Memory in Older Adults

Researchers from the US and Canada have for the first time found evidence that a few glasses of blueberry juice a day improved memory in older adults; the findings come from a small study of 70-year olds showing early signs of memory loss, and the researchers suggest the findings establish a b... Read More


Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking causes cancer, lung disease and heart attacks, and disrupts body chemistry in such dangerous ways that a host of other ailments can result. So it's not surprising that even back problems might be caused by nicotine and smoke ingestion. Indeed, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge... Read More


As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health

As Goes Oral Health, So Goes General Health

Many studies are showing a persistent connection between gum disease and other ailments that afflict corners of the body far afield from the teeth. Specifically, when gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) or full-blown periodontal disease is present, it's often the case that doctors find that ... Read More


Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Sleep apnea – in which a sleeping person repeatedly ceases breathing for intervals – restricts the brain’s blood flow and raises its blood pressure, eventually disrupting the brain’s ability to control these dynamics and shield itself from damage, a recent study showed... Read More


Surgery Likely Better Than Exercise for Back Pain

Surgery Likely Better Than Exercise for Back Pain

The results of a four-year study on severe back pain show that spine surgery produces more and faster pain relief and greater improvement in function than exercise, physical therapy and analgesic drugs. The study, known as the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT), was published in t... Read More


Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Curry may also be a pharmaceutical. Research that's being conducted at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is showing that curcumin, the biologically active compound in curry's main spice, turmeric, can diminish the size of blood clots in the brain. These clots form when a blood... Read More


How Sleep Apnea Can Cause a Stroke

How Sleep Apnea Can Cause a Stroke

Obstructive sleep apnea decreases blood flow to the brain and causes changes in the brain that increase sufferers' risk of suffering from a stroke or dying in their sleep, according to a study published by The American Physiological Society. The decreased blood flow to the brain causes elevate... Read More


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