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Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy April 25, 2017

Tonic-clonic seizures are a major risk factor for this rare event, new guideline says

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health? April 24, 2017

Impact of the foot provides a boost to blood flow, study says

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy April 18, 2017

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces April 17, 2017

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Hockey Doesn't Seem to Hit Players' Thinking Skills: Study April 13, 2017

But retired pros can suffer behavioral, emotional problems, researchers say

Scientists Extend Lives of Mice With ALS April 12, 2017

But research still in early stages

1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved April 12, 2017

Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome April 10, 2017

In small study, injections rid patients of discomfort for up to 5 months

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study April 10, 2017

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients April 10, 2017

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors April 06, 2017

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries April 04, 2017

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret? April 04, 2017

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy April 03, 2017

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids March 30, 2017

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Could Electromagnetic Fields Raise a Worker's ALS Risk? March 30, 2017

Study suggests chances doubled of getting degenerative nervous system disease, but absolute risk remains low

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness March 22, 2017

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids March 22, 2017

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster March 16, 2017

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury March 15, 2017

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study March 13, 2017

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective March 08, 2017

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label' March 07, 2017

Aricept is often prescribed for mild mental impairment without actual approval

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years March 07, 2017

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It March 03, 2017

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage March 03, 2017

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060 March 02, 2017

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk March 02, 2017

Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery March 01, 2017

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years February 28, 2017

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

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