There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes' brains. But a new Northwestern University study shows that, in the absence of injury, athletes across a variety of sports—including football, soccer and hockey—have healthier brains than non-athletes.
Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage.
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.
An afternoon headache is no different than other types of headache. Any headache can hit in the afternoon. However, people who regularly experience headaches in the afternoon may be doing something earlier in the day that triggers headaches a few hours later.
Popping migraine meds can provide immediate relief, but these all-natural solutions can help you manage and prevent them in the long run. Your head hurts. Actually, it feels under attack. You’re nauseated. You’re so sensitive to light that you can’t open your eyes. When you do, you see spots or haziness. And this has been going on for five hours.
Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used marijuana to treat their head pain. "We found that self-reported headache and migraine severity were reduced by nearly 50% from before to after cannabis use," said study author Carrie Cuttler.
Measuring changes in the speed of electrical signals along nerves connecting the eyes to the brain may accurately reflect recovery from myelin loss in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and could be used to evaluate new treatments for the disease.
Small changes in daily activities, like sitting less and walking more, may be healthful for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) without the challenges of formal exercise. A new study describes an intervention that could help encourage such activity. This study outlines a 15-week intervention called “Sit Less with MS,” proposed as a way to encourage MS patients to get more activity each day.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is difficult to diagnose, and, as yet, it has no cure. However, according to new research, it may be possible to slow its progression without some of the health risks associated with current treatments. Women are two to three times more likely than men to receive an MS diagnosis, and most people with MS are 20–50 years old.