Neurology News

Parents and caregivers often notice the signs of autism, or autism spectrum disorder, when a child is still very young. Learn about the possible signs of autism in a 3-year-old here.

A recent brain imaging study peeks inside the brains of convicted killers. The researchers identify a number of telling differences.

When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here.

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

There is no correlation between ADHD and intelligence or IQ. However, some people with ADHD may have symptoms that allow them to intensely focus on tasks they enjoy, while others may have symptoms that prevent them from focusing at all. Learn more about ADHD and IQ here.

Remnants of retroviruses embedded millions of years ago make up 8% of our DNA. How can they cause neurological diseases, such as MS?

In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze.

Most people associate itchy skin with a rash, but many factors can cause itchy skin without creating a visible rash or skin changes. In this article, we discuss the possible causes and treatments of itching without a rash.

Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells.

What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.

A first-of-its-kind experiment shows that ignoring addiction-related cues is something that we can control by exercising executive brain functions.

Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here.

A prospective study of young adults with spinal cord injury examines the benefits of nerve transfer surgery up to 24 months after the intervention.

New research finds a link between the size and structure of a brain region called the choroid plexus and the development of psychosis.

New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals.

Working with animal models and analyzing human genetic information, researchers discover how one gene may be key to the development of autism.

In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more.

Alcohol has many effects on the body and can potentially damage the brain. Long-term and short-term effects can result in a range of physical and psychological changes. Learn more here.

Researchers have identified a protein that could reduce toxic aggregations in the brain. Their finding could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's disease.

A recent study in mice searches for links between the sense of smell, airborne pollution, and neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's.

A newly devised test shows that people with multiple coexisting conditions have a higher risk of fast cognitive decline and dying by suicide.

A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'

Exercise can help improve physical and mental well-being for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article, we look at the best types of exercise for people with MS and give tips for staying safe.

A new study paper focuses on developing a clearer picture of how and why cognitive decline occurs, and how doctors could treat it in a personalized way.