Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
What is the biology and behavior of tumor stemlike cells and do these cells represent a new target for future tumor therapies?
A gustatory seizure is a brain malfunction that causes the individual to taste things that aren’t there. Some patients that deal with epilepsy have reported hallucinogenic tastes or phantom flavors as a part of their seizures. These flavors can be anything, but most commonly are reported as un
Is there a change in intracranial arterial diameters after verapamil infusion for vasospasm and, if so, does the change occur in proximal, intermediate, or distal vessels?
The main goal of any multiple sclerosis support group is to enhance the quality of life of MS patients and provide support to their families. Living with a diagnosis of MS can be a terrifying experience that leaves the patient feeling depressed and alone. Multiple sclerosis support can help the pati
Nerve pain, also called neuralgia, is a pain that occurs along nerve pathways that can also cause weakness and numbness. Typically, neuralgia can be caused by medication, infection and pressure on the nerves from trauma or tumors. The focus of treatment is directed at the root cause of the nerve pro
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of afflicted individuals. The ailment severs the ability of nerve cells to communicate with each other. This causes afflicted individuals to suffer from impaired cognitive and motor functions.
There are over 50 MS signs and symptoms with more being discovered all the time. A complex disease that affects the central nervous system, there is literally no part of the body that multiple sclerosis does not affect. Symptoms vary in terms of their severity and how long they last as well as how t
Overwork weakness is a well-established phenomenon in several neuromuscular disorders, but this study questions its bearing on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Nerve damage can be mild, but it can also be severe enough to affect quality of life. It can occur as the result of an injury, pinched nerve, sciatica, infectious disease, blood clot, or peripheral or diabetic neuropathy. According to the Neuropathy Association, more than 20 million Americans curren
Citalopram produced a clinically relevant reduction in agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease with modest adverse effects.
Despite intensive research, no currently available therapy for Parkinson's disease has shown continuing long-term efficacy. Where do we stand with gene therapy as a disease-modifying approach?
Researchers find that early surgical treatment prevents further seizure damage and lets kids resume mental and social development.
Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow's benign brain tumor, called a meningioma, affects about 6,500 people in the U.S. each year.
Although the exact causes and risk factors of multiple sclerosis are still unknown to modern medical science, it is believed that the disease occurs on the premises of inherited genetic dysfunctions and is triggered by certain environmental factors (either exposure to chemicals or infections with vi
Lysol disinfectant sprays claim to kill 99.9 percent of germs, but they may carry risks to humans as well.
No matter how weak you feel, muscles still exist throughout your body. How do they work?
WebMD has tips for planning a vacation when you have MS.
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Stigma about Alzheimer's disease may delay Alzheimer's diagnosis by up to six years, according to a new survey.
For the person who has just been diagnosed with MS there are usually two reactions that occur almost simultaneously. The first is relief, this comes with finally being able to have a reason as to why their body is behaving the way it does, from the blurred vision and spastic muscle movements to the