Neurology Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

The recent JAMA study proves, yet again, that what is good for the heart is good for the head. Both a Mediterranean-type diet (high in vegetables, fruit, fish, unrefined cereals, and olive oil, moderate consumption of red wine (1-2 glasses per day) and low consumption of fat, refined sugar pro... Read More


Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009

Is Coffee Good or Bad? So here is another story proclaiming the benefits of coffee. The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reports that a cup coffee before high intensity exercise reduces muscle pain thus helping the avid muscle grower work harder. Well, whe... Read More


Anesthesia Found to Elevate Alzheimer's Protein

Anesthesia Found to Elevate Alzheimer's Protein

When the brain undergoes slight dips in temperature, such as occur during dental or surgical anesthesia, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease builds up faster in brain cells, according to a recent report. Read More


Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease Investigated

Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease Investigated

A long-sought simple test to identify Lou Gehrig’s disease in its earliest stages may be in the offing with the discovery of high levels of several proteins in the spinal fluid of the disorder’s victims, a recent study published in the journal Neurology revealed.   &nb... Read More


Chocolate May Aid Mental Ability and Fight Mental Fatigue

Chocolate May Aid Mental Ability and Fight Mental Fatigue

Dark chocolate seems to boost people’s brain power and mitigate their tendency to grow tired from mental exertion, a recent study showed.     The researchers carried out their work at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Center at Northumbria University in Newcastle, Bri... Read More


Ozone Injections Relieve Pain of Herniated Discs

Ozone Injections Relieve Pain of Herniated Discs

A non-surgical, radiologically guided injection of oxygen and ozone into bulging or herniated discs results in just as much pain relief and restoration of function as back surgery but with fewer complications and shorter recovery time, two recent studies revealed.     The grou... Read More


Walking May Stave Off Dementia

Walking May Stave Off Dementia

Regular, low-intensity walking seems to help people in their 60s to lower their risk of developing dementia, according to a recent study.     The research was published in the journal Neurology, and is yet another piece of evidence for the value of exercise in putting off the ... Read More


Low Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Low Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Elderly people with low levels of vitamin D in their blood have a 130 percent greater risk of developing cognitive impairment than people with high levels, a recent study showed. Cognitive impairment is a transitional phase between normal aging and dementia.     “Our res... Read More


Tranquil Personality May Reduce Dementia Risk

Tranquil Personality May Reduce Dementia Risk

    People with a peaceful personality who are also socially active may be somewhat protected against dementia as they age, whether they are extroverted or introverted, a recent study discovered.     The investigation, which was conducted in Sweden and reported i... Read More


Marriage Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Marriage Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

If you’re married at midlife, you’ll have a 50 percent lower chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in your older years, according to a recent study. And if you were once married but find yourself divorced at midlife, you’ll have a 200 pe... Read More


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