Serotonin is a chemical messenger that affects many functions within the body and brain. One theory is that serotonin helps regulate anxiety and stress. Low serotonin is one of the factors that may contribute to depression, but people can take some steps to increase their serotonin levels.
Restless leg syndrome is a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in a person’s legs. There are many remedies, lifestyle changes, and medications that can help people to manage their symptoms.
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. "Doctors were saying that the number one question from their patients was, 'Can I use medical cannabis for my Parkinson's disease?'"The answer isn't a simple one, according to a summary of pot use recommendations that was prompted by that question and published recently by the Parkinson's Foundation.
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.
Older people who regularly walk, garden, swim or dance may have bigger brains than their inactive peers, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020. The effect of exercise was equal to four fewer years of brain aging.
People with mild traumatic brain injury who are exposed to early morning blue light therapy may experience a decrease in depression and other concussion symptoms, according to a preliminary study.