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New Autism Gene Doubles Risk

A single gene mutation doubles a child's susceptibility to autism, a Vanderbilt-led research team reports.

Iron Chelation Treatment in Parkinson's Disease

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?

Can Your Brain Grow Mold?

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

MRI in Headache

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.

ALS Remedies

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

Multiple Sclerosis and Menopause - What is All the Fuss About HRT?

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

Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy in Parkinsonism

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?

Diagnosing Dopamine-Responsive Dystonias

Dopamine-responsive dystonias are potentially treatable, but often misdiagnosed. What's the best approach to confirm a suspected diagnosis?

Cerebral Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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.

Alzheimers News Page

Find timely health and medical news on Alzheimer’s Disease at WebMD.

Panel: No Evidence of Alzheimer’s Prevention

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.

Cerebellar Degeneration, Subacute

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Cerebellar Degeneration, Subacute is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

Old Age and Irregular Heartbeat

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.

How to Heal Nerve Damage in the Lumbar Region

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.