Neurology Articles & Stories

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


Expert Commentary: Steven Park, M.D. 3/9/2010

Expert Commentary: Steven Park, M.D. 3/9/2010

We know a lot about the molecular and biochemical processes that occur with Alzheimer's Disease. Autopsy studies show amyloid plaque deposition and neurofibrilary tangles. About 5% are hereditary, and the rest are spontaneous. There are different types of dementia, of which vascular dementia i... Read More


Sleep Loss And Alzheimer's Linked

Sleep Loss And Alzheimer's Linked

Chronic sleep deprivation demonstrated in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease makes brain plaques appear earlier and more often, according to a Washington University School of Medicine report published in Science Express. The researchers involved also found that orexin, a protein that helps r... Read More


Brain Injury Linked to Mercury Vaccine Preservative

Brain Injury Linked to Mercury Vaccine Preservative

Parents and scientists concerned about an increasingly aggressive childhood vaccine schedule haven been given additional credence, according to a study in the journal NeuroToxicology. A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that infant macaque monkeys receiving a single H... Read More


Expert Commentary: Melinda Ring, M.D. 12/9/2009

Expert Commentary: Melinda Ring, M.D. 12/9/2009

The story on how Biofeedback allows Raynaud's Disease sufferers to control their symptoms is only the tip of the iceberg. Imagine one of the millions of Americans who struggles with high blood pressure instantly gaining control of an episode that could compromise his health, simply by using th... Read More


Expert Commentary: Florian Miranzadeh, D.O. 11/26/2009

Expert Commentary: Florian Miranzadeh, D.O. 11/26/2009

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of the brain cells (neurons). It is the ailment of the aged. AD usually starts around the 7th decade of life, progresses with age and becomes more aggressive. It is also more common in women. The cause of AD is unknown, and its mechanism is n... Read More


Expert Commentary: Sayeed Iqbal, M.D, FACOG - 11-11-2009

Expert Commentary: Sayeed Iqbal, M.D, FACOG - 11-11-2009

Given the recent press reports of celebrities that have died following headaches, a short primer of the different types of headaches is due. The most common type is a tension headache that affects women more than men. It is caused by constriction of muscles on the scalp. Treatment is by over t... Read More


Biomaterial Gel Can Spark Brain Tissue Regeneration

Biomaterial Gel Can Spark Brain Tissue Regeneration

Brain tissue may be able to regenerate at the site of a traumatic brain injury through use of an injectable biomaterial gel, according to research conducted by a Clemson University engineer. Assistant professor of bioengineering, Ning Zhang, has demonstrated that the biomaterial gel composed o... Read More


Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors who follow a Mediterranean diet and get regular exercise have less than half the chance of falling victim to Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. The study was the first to correlate the combined effects of die... Read More


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