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, specialists have seen this pre-diagnosis period as a possible prodromal phase of the disease.
Meningitis refers to swelling and inflammation of the meninges, which make up a protective layer of membranes covering the brain. Meningitis can result from a contagious infection, due to an infection in the body spreading to the brain, or as a result of drugs or injuries.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects attention, motivation, and executive functioning. It can also cause hyperactive or impulsive behavior, and some people with the condition say that it can also cause tiredness.
Chronic migraines can be debilitating and can significantly impact sufferers' quality of life. But over the past few years, botulinum toxin injections (known by the brand name Botox) have decreased the number of headache days for many people who found little relief from other treatment options.
There are multiple types of brain cancer. Some examples include astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendrogliomas. A doctor will select a treatment plan depending on a variety of factors, including a person’s age, type of cancer, and how fast the cancer is growing.
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.