British MS expert becomes a patient
British MS expert becomes a patient
Evidence based recommendations for spine pain
Cerebrovascular disease is a disease of the blood vessels in the brain, especially the arteries, and it is one of the leading stroke risk factors.
Neurological disorders are conditions that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems. Together, these systems include the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves that extend out of these areas and into the rest of the body.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune disorder that primarily affects the central nervous system, so it’s also a neurological disorder.
A recent case report describes how one person achieved long-term migraine relief and needed less medication by following a diet that included more dark, leafy greens.
Clinicians have found that COVID-19 is associated with neurological symptoms.Scientists need to conduct more research to understand how COVID-19 is linked to these neurological symptoms.
Schizophrenia is a highly inheritable brain disorder.
Many people who recover from COVID-19 go on to experience debilitating cognitive effects, including brain fog and problems with memory and attention.
The number of people with small fiber neuropathy has been increasing over the past 20 years.
Currently, there is no strong evidence to suggest that surgery works reliably as a treatment option for migraine across a large population. Research supports its use for occipital migraine, but this is a different condition.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for many patients suffering with treatment-resistant depression, but exactly how it works is not known.
Todd’s paralysis, or Todd’s paresis, happens after a seizure, and it usually affects people with epilepsy. It involves being temporarily unable to move all or part of the body.
Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are disorders of the brain. Damage to the brain affects how the nerve cells work, leading to movement, cognition, and behavior changes.
People with episodic migraine have headaches with migraine symptoms between zero and 14 days per month. People with chronic migraine have headaches with migraine symptoms on 15 or more days per month, for 3 or more months in a row.
When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), I thought I was as prepared as anyone could possibly be. My grandfather had MS and my family and I were his caretakers, so I felt I knew the condition well.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight deterioration in a person’s memory or thinking that does not affect their ability to live independently and perform most tasks.
Both autistic people and those with social anxiety may experience social situations differently than others. While social anxiety and autism can occur together, the two are very different conditions.
A high-quality diet is associated with lower migraine severity and frequency, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in Nutritional Neuroscience.
You've heard the warnings about kids who are forever glued to their screens, but all that screen time can have devastating health effects for grown-ups.
You've been in a car accident and sustained a head injury. You recovered, but years later you begin having difficulty sleeping.
Various strategies can help people with Parkinson's who have difficulty walking, but a new study finds that many people have never heard of or tried these strategies.
Confusion and forgetfulness about food are particularly troubling aspects of Alzheimer's disease, and they often mark the end of a person's independence.
Chronic migraine is a neurological condition. It causes severe head pain, nausea, vomiting, and other visual and physical symptoms.
COVID-19 can kill you. It can rob you of your breath, cause strange blood clots, and prompt side effects that last for months after you're over the initial infection.
Something as simple as having a glass of orange juice in the morning or an apple at lunch could be one of the keys to protecting your brain health.
Meningitis causes swelling in the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, while encephalitis causes brain inflammation.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain, resulting in seizures.
With pre-season football training on the horizon, a new study shows that head impacts experienced during practice are associated with changes in brain imaging of young players over multiple seasons.
Seizures can be scary to watch, but most are not medical emergencies. Nevertheless, correctly identifying a seizure can help keep the person safe and rule out other emergencies such as a stroke.
Patients with MS show significantly higher numbers of physician visits and hospital admissions even years before the first diagnosis as compared to healthy control persons. In recent years,...
Meningitis refers to swelling and inflammation of the meninges, which make up a protective layer of membranes covering the brain.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects attention, motivation, and executive functioning.
Chronic migraines can be debilitating and can significantly impact sufferers' quality of life.
There are multiple types of brain cancer. Some examples include astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendrogliomas.
A new study offers quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in people.
A new study offers quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in people.
Eating a Mediterranean diet that is rich in fish, vegetables and olive oil may protect your brain from protein build up and shrinkage that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Children experiencing cognitive problems such as low attention, poor memory or lack of inhibition may later suffer mental health issues as teenagers and young adults, a new study reveals.
A team of University of South Florida psychiatrists and biomedical engineers applied an emerging functional neuroimaging technology, known as diffuse optical tomography (DOT),...
Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods -- areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities...
Scientists find brain's immune cells form some plaques as a defense in Alzheimer's, suggesting a new therapeutic direction
A meningioma is cancer that starts in the space between the skull and brain or the spine and spinal cord. It is the most common type of primary brain cancer.
A number of studies have shown that human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, appear to attack neurons and the nervous system in vulnerable populations.
No single test can confirm multiple sclerosis (MS) or discount it. Instead, doctors test for MS by ruling out other possible diagnoses and then looking for signs of MS-related damage.
Researchers report an underlying cause of COVID brain: the presence of inflammatory molecules in the liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (called the cerebrospinal fluid).
It's not uncommon for people who experience a concussion to have moderate to severe headaches in the weeks after the injury.
A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years.
In a new study on brain activity led by University of Miami psychologists, researchers found that how a person's brain evaluates fleeting negative stimuli—such as that dropped cup—may influence their long-term psychological well-being.
A new brain imaging application uses ultrasound to predict intended movements before they happen.
It may be possible to prevent migraine by avoiding triggers, adjusting dietary or lifestyle factors, or taking supplements. Preventive migraine medications are also available.
It's not just your legs and heart that get a workout when you walk briskly; exercise affects your brain as well.
Eating processed meat has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, say researchers exploring a potential link between consumption of meat and development of dementia.
Speech therapy provides treatment and support for people experiencing speech disorders and communication problems.
New research finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life.
Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function.
Higher blood pressure at night than in daytime may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in older men. This is suggested by a new study from researchers at Uppsala University, now published in the journal Hypertension.
While scientists still don't know what causes Parkinson's disease, new research shows an association between a drug that some men take for an enlarged prostate condition and a reduced risk of developing the illness.
Migraine can cause severe, recurrent, and potentially disabling headaches that typically last from 4–72 hours.
Though tremors are quite common, your mind can quickly go into panic mode. Could this be Parkinson’s disease?
Most cysts, especially cysts in the brain, are congenital. Sometimes, a cyst in the brain can develop as a response to an infection, injury, or cancer.
Researchers have found a novel form of the Alzheimer's protein tau in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Many people complain about winter, but it can be a particularly challenging time for those who live with chronic conditions.
Absence seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, are a type of epilepsy. They occur due to brief periods of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
A research team has developed a diagnostic tool for the rare neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
People hospitalized with COVID-19 and neurological problems including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying than other COVID-19 patients, according to a new study.
We already know there are a number of neurological complications that can be caused or complicated by COVID-19 and evidence now suggest that seizures could be another one of those issues.
Relief often comes in the form of ibuprofen or a prescription rescue medication, but did you know there are natural, drug-free ways to fight (and prevent!) those crippling migraine headaches, too?
A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta may be safer and offer clinical benefit in treating Alzheimer's disease.
If you’ve just found out you have a brain tumor, you might be surprised to learn it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer.
Older adults with severe apathy, or lack of interest in usual activities, may have a greater chance of developing dementia than people with few symptoms of apathy, according to a new study.
Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that radiates down the back into the hip and leg. It often goes away in a few weeks, but for some people, the condition is chronic.
Confusion can occur with many medical conditions. It involves changes in attention and thinking. Anyone who experiences confusion with no clear cause should receive medical care immediately.
In older people a fall can sometimes be a sign of oncoming Alzheimer's disease, even in the absence of mental issues, new research suggests.
There are many treatments for relapsing MS. How do I know I’m taking the right one?
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.
New research shows damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads in the same way in sleep apnea, as in Alzheimer's disease.
A few minutes of moderate- to high-intensity aerobic activity -- like running or biking -- can boost young adults' memory and concentration for up to two hours, a new research review shows.
This study is one of the first, if not the first, prospective, randomized, interventional clinical trials of near-infrared, low-level light therapy (LLLT) in patients who recently suffered a moderate brain injury.
A blackout is a loss of consciousness or complete or partial memory loss.
Many people associate the feeling of a numb mouth with a visit to the dentist. However, there are many other potential causes of a numb mouth.
Between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions are believed to occur across the United States each year.
Among people who have the gene that carries a heightened risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests that more education might slow the development of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.
Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a new study.
Throbbing headaches can have a range of causes, such as a migraine headache or hangover. They can occur in different areas of the head and may occur alongside other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.
Serotonin is a chemical messenger that affects many functions within the body and brain.
Restless leg syndrome is a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in a person’s legs.
Patients with severe COVID-19 may be at risk for a variety of brain complications -- from stroke to psychosis, new research suggests.
Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study.
Occipital neuralgia, a nerve-induced headache, can be confused with migraine because the symptoms can be similar.
At a conference hosted two years ago by the Parkinson's Foundation, many neurologists had a pressing issue on their minds: pot.
Data from a five-year clinical trial is adding to growing evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can slow the ravages of Parkinson's disease.
People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a new study.
Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain.
Popping migraine meds can provide immediate relief, but these all-natural solutions can help you manage and prevent them in the long run.
An afternoon headache is no different than other types of headache. Any headache can hit in the afternoon.
An unpleasant tingling in the hands and feet, numbness, fuzzy and burning sensations—these symptoms may indicate a neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system.
Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells.
There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes' brains.
Stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published online on March 9 in JAMA Neurology.