Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
A single gene mutation doubles a child's susceptibility to autism, a Vanderbilt-led research team reports.
Parkinson's disease has been shown to be associated with oxidative damage via iron accumulation in the substantia nigra. Could iron chelation therapy improve PD symptoms?
To be infected by a spore, mold or fungus has a uniquely nasty feeling about it. This is particularly the case when the fungus invades something as prized and private as our brains. Fungal infections of the central nervous system are not particularly common, but when such infections occur, the resul
Most patients don't need imaging for common headache, but the decision to image or not is not always clear-cut. What are the 'red flags' which indicate a need for a brain MRI?
A list of authors contributing to the topic of autism.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological condition characterized by the gradual deterioration of motor functions, resulting in death. The cause is largely unknown, though some cases may be genetic in nature. Unfortunately there is no way to stop the prog
Since multiple sclerosis is most prevalent in women some of the most important questions asked by women are about MS and menopause. With menopause many women tend to suffer from hot flashes, which while they can be somewhat uncomfortable are manageable. However for the woman who has MS and has been
Separating Parkinson's disease from the various causes of atypical parkinsonism can be a challenge in clinical practice. What criteria can be used to help differentiate them?
Dopamine-responsive dystonias are potentially treatable, but often misdiagnosed. What's the best approach to confirm a suspected diagnosis?
This review summarizes current treatment approaches to acquired nystagamus, a condition characterized by involuntary eye movements.
Government Will Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children
This report details rapid cognitive improvement, beginning within minutes, using anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha treatment modality, in a patient with late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Post-hemorrhagic cerebral vasospasm is a well known complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. This review addresses clinical practice standards for invasive interventional management of PHCV.
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There is no good evidence that Alzheimer’s disease or the other forms of dementia affecting millions of Americans are preventable, a government scientific panel concluded Wednesday.
This fMRI study provides insight into the psychological process underlying feeling understood, or not; and suggests new strategies to buffer individuals from harmful consequences of misunderstanding.
In this review the authors discuss current and potential future methods of treating intracerebral hemorrhages with minimally invasive techniques.
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The memory lapses and mental decline that seem to increase with age may be due to heartbeat irregularities that have gone untreated, according to a new study.
A pinched nerve in the lumbar region of the spine can lead to neuropathy over time. This can be a result of a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or scoliosis. If you have neuropathy in the lumbar region, you might experience tingling, numbness, weakness and perhaps paralysis in your lower extremities.