Neurology News

Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience.

The most common drug for treating Parkinson's disease can have potentially disabling side effects. Researchers believe these could be relieved by ketamine.

A study finds that exposure to phthalates ? compounds found in plastics ? reduces the brain volume in rats and produces measurable cognitive deficits.

A study finds that blocking the M3R receptor improves myelination in mice implanted with human progenitor cells, maybe leading to clinical trials in MS.

Researchers have designed a drug that may soon be a safe, effective alternative to opioids for treating moderate-to-severe chronic pain.

Shivering usually occurs when a person is too cold, but there are other possible causes. These include fever, stress, low blood sugar, and anxiety. Shivering generally resolves on its own, but treatment may be necessary for some underlying causes. Here, learn more about the causes of shivering and when to see a doctor.

Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen?

A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability.

Our emotions can impact our physical well-being, but to what extent? New research suggests that they may even play a role in the immune response to cancer.

Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic syndrome. In this article, learn about the causes of an abnormally large head in infants and how doctors diagnose and treat the condition.

Cerebral edema refers to swelling in the brain caused by trapped fluid. Common causes include a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, or infection. In this article, learn about the symptoms of cerebral edema, as well as how doctors diagnose and treat the condition. We also cover the outlook.

A new study into U.S. cancer data finds that checkpoint blockade immunotherapy doubles median overall survival in melanoma patients with brain metastases.

Strokes in the spinal cord are rare, accounting for just over 1 percent of all strokes. They can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain in the neck and back, long-term paralysis, and incontinence. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment. We also cover what to expect during recovery.

Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.

If you want to pick up a new motor skill, you may want to do some exercise between practice sessions. This helps your brain remember better, but how?

A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.

Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It?s also used with other seizure drugs to treat partial onset seizures. Pregabalin oral capsule is only available as the brand-name drug Lyrica. It's not available as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

Researchers have developed a diagnostic test that can predict who has myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome with 84 percent accuracy.

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that is often therapy resistant. New research finds hope in an existing drug that may enhance treatment.

My name is Tracy Lyn Lomagno and I'm a 45-year-old dental assistant. Earlier this year, I had a stroke, and my life changed dramatically.

A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats.

Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates.

Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.

A new study investigating the brain and speech finds the region of the brain responsible for our ability to change the pitch of our voice.

Oxytocin, 'the love hormone,' plays a key role in human bonding. A new study now investigates this hormone's impact on cooperative behavior more closely.