Neurology News

The first population study of sense of smell and cognitive performance by age suggests that testing sense of smell could be a marker for cognitive decline.

The human muscular system is complex and has many functions in the body. These include mobility, stability, posture, circulation, digestion, and more. There are several different types of muscles that enable these roles, including skeletal and cardiac or heart muscles. We explain all about the muscular system here.

A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin.

A large study conducted in three countries provides good evidence of a link between a history of vigorous physical activity and the risk of developing ALS.

A person's hands may feel unusually warm for many reasons, ranging from recent exercise to medical conditions. In this article, we look at nine possible causes of warm hands, including high blood pressure and infection. Learn what accompanying symptoms can indicate an illness and when to consult a doctor here.

If a person sneezes after eating all or certain foods, they may either have gustatory rhinitis, snatiation, or a food allergy. Hot or spicy foods are the most common triggers. Sneezing after eating is a common complaint that can be managed by avoiding certain foods or taking nasal decongestants or antihistamines.

The results of a decade-long study are in: a new therapeutic target is found, and scientists manage to slow the progression of the disease in animals.

There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here.

New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched.

In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this article, learn about scientifically proven methods to improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms.

A new compound, called erenumab, was found to be successful in treating migraines for which other treatments had previously failed.

Fibromyalgia is a nervous system condition that causes widespread pain in the body. Attacks can vary in severity. Polymyalgia is an autoimmune condition that causes similar painful symptoms in the neck, shoulder, and hip muscles. Learn more about the similarities and differences between these conditions here.

Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons.

A small study of middle-aged and older adults reveals that more sitting time is linked to greater thinning of a brain region that is important for memory.

New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later.

A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins.

While using a novel, genetically modified ferret to investigate microcephaly, researchers stumble across clues as to the evolution of our large brains.

Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows.

If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death.

A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid ? which is associated with Alzheimer's ? increase after a single night of sleep deprivation.

Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death.

A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's.

Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility.

A study investigating minor blows to the head finds differences in the brains of footballers and cross-country runners. Are micro concussions to blame?