Neurology News

Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein ? a protein linked to Parkinson's ? interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells.

Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention.

From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health.

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

Chronic stress can affect our brain health, and particularly our memory. Not to worry, though; a new study has found that running could offset that damage.

A new study examines how stress affects pairs of male and female mice. It reveals that not only is stress contagious, but it also leads to brain changes.

For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans.

Learn about cholinergic urticaria, a rash that can appear when the body gets warm and sweats. We look at symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and prevention.

A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis.

Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter.

Habits make our lives easier, since we don't have to think about every little action we perform. But how does the brain behave when a habit takes root?

Bad news for introverts and romantics everywhere: dim lighting seems to have...undesirable effects on our brains and cognitive skills, says a new study.

A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor.

New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful.

Individuals with psychotic disorder display a range of cognitive deficits. A new study set out to understand how early in life these deficits appear.

A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels ? known as hyponatremia ? may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third.

A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals.

A new study examines the brain structure and memory function of monolingual and multilingual people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.

The mechanism set in motion by a protein implicated in the repair of myelin damage could hold the key to a better treatment for multiple sclerosis.

A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons.

Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the body to cope with pain or stress. Learn about how they affect mood disorders and other conditions.

Xanthohumol ? a compound found in beer ? and two of its hydrogenated derivatives may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome, say researchers.

Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which damage to cells that protect blood vessels may lead to Alzheimer's, and such damage could begin in our 40s.