Tag: neurology

First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children Gets FDA Approval

FDA gave the green light to the first medical device designed to treat ADHD. Results of clinical trials showed promise, lowering symptoms of children diagnosed with moderate to severe disorder.

Neuroscience April 23, 2019

Aerobic Exercise Good For The Brain, Says Study

A first-of-its-kind study revealed that daily aerobic exercise significantly improves brain health in young and middle-aged adults. The findings suggested that aerobic training may prevent or delay some age-related cognitive decline.

Neuroscience February 4, 2019

Where Does Consciousness Begin In The Brain? Scientists Find A Clue

Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.

June 16, 2018

What Brain Scans Look Like In Preschoolers With ADHD-Like Symptoms

Preschoolers who exhibit symptoms of ADHD were found to have lesser brain matters in areas that control motor control, activity, and attention. This finding is consistent with parental reports of children exhibiting impulsiveness and aggressive behavior.

Neuroscience March 27, 2018

High-Pitched Sounds May Have Caused Neurological Symptoms Among US Personnel In Cuba

Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.

Feature | Health February 16, 2018

Excessive Antibiotic Use May Trigger Mental Confusion: Study

A new study sheds light in the possible link between antibiotic use and delirium in patients. Delirium, a serious disruption in brain function, could lead to serious complications if it's left untreated.

Life February 23, 2016

This App Uses Artificial Deep Neural Networks To Help Users Decide Who Is Hot Or Not

It's 'Hot Or Not: Deep Neural Network Edition.'

January 12, 2016

Most Young Adults Unaware Of Stroke Symptoms, May Delay Treatment, Survey Finds

Younger patients underestimate the seriousness of stroke symptoms and may delay getting to a hospital, a survey shows. Many say they would wait to see if symptoms improved, a decision doctors say is dangerous.

Life January 12, 2016

Sleeping Pills Taken For Insomnia May Help People Recover From Stroke

Sleeping pill Ambien enhanced mice's recovery from stroke and regaining of pre-stroke sensory ability and motor coordination. About 800,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year.

Life December 20, 2015

SCN8A Gene Mutation Role In Epilepsy Unveils Clues To Better Seizure Therapies

Three studies shed light on how the mutation in SCN8A gene, which is known to underlie early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) and other neurological problems, affect the brain and its functions.

Life December 7, 2015

Solving Sudoku Puzzle Triggers Seizures In 25-Year-Old German Student: What Happened?

A man experienced seizures while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle. Doctors found that this was due to reflex epilepsy that was one of the aftereffects of his accident.

Life October 20, 2015

Children With Autism Have Underdeveloped 'Social Brain'

Researchers used MRI to compare the differences between the brains of children with autism and those without the disorder. They found that the brains of children with autism are lacking in areas important for social understanding and behavior.

Life October 15, 2015

Mild Brain Zap May Help Treat Seasickness Or Motion Sickness In Future (Video)

A small electrical current applied to the scalp could 'train' our brain to dampen down motion sickness, researchers say. The technology could some day be built into a smartphone, they suggest.

Life September 8, 2015

Poor Thinking Skills May Be Sign Of Increased Heart Attack Risk

Researchers have found that older people with poor executive functions are at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke.

Life August 7, 2015

Your Saliva Could Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists conducted a small experiment and found that certain compounds in the saliva may detect Alzheimer’s. Experts have differing opinions about the reliability of the study; however, a lot have noted how promising this could be, being still at its preliminary stage of research.

Life July 20, 2015

Steve Gleason Bill Passes House: Landmark Victory For ALS Patients

The Steve Gleason Act is now awaiting to be signed by President Barack Obama after passing Senate and the US House. The global leader in manufacturing speech generation devices looks forward to the implementation of the bill, as this will allow patients to have easier and more affordable access to eye-tracking technology devices that will help them communicate with friends and family.

Life July 16, 2015

New Mysteries of Fragile X Syndrome Unraveled

Genetic study yields new insight into the most common cause of inherited intellectual disabilities. Patient with unusual genetic mutation provides researchers with clues to condition and its source.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2015

Want to be fearless? Get rid of amygdala neurons in the brain

Arachnophobia was cured in a man who suffered from seizures. What could this mean for others who suffer from debilitating phobias?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2014

Brain injuries increase chances of dementia in older adults

Older adults are at a higher risk for many conditions. Falling and incurring brain injury, though, brings about an increased risk for dementia, according to a study.

Life October 29, 2014

Drinking alcohol helps improve memory ... if you are at least 60

There's at least one more benefit to turning 60: you can drink alcohol every day -- just make sure to keep it moderate -- and it will benefit your memory.

Life October 26, 2014

Stroke patients’ risks stick around for at least 5 years

Stroke survivors still face risks for years after recovering from the effects, a study suggests. Monitoring well past the conventional 90-day "danger period" is warranted, researchers say.

Life October 8, 2014

Hitchcock films can find consciousness in the unresponsive

Researchers use a short Alfred Hitchcock film to prove a patient in a vegetative state for 16 years is conscious. The technique could improve care and quality of life for such patients, researchers say.

Life September 17, 2014

Fish oil might help decrease seizures in epileptic patients: Study

Fish oil in low doses—but not in high doses—might ease seizures from epilepsy, a new study by UCLA researchers has discovered. Here’s why.

Life September 9, 2014

Scientists may have found the consciousness on and off switch

Scientists believe they have found the key to turning consciousness on and off in the brain. The research is new and incomplete however.

Animals July 8, 2014

Europe's ambitious $1.6 billion human brain simulation project slammed by neuroscientists

The Human Brain Project is a 10-year plan to model the human brain on supercomputers, and now some researchers are expressing opposition to policies of the initiative.

July 8, 2014

Scientists create 3D wire diagram of mouse brain, map provides insights how human brain works

In what could be an important landmark for neurology, scientists have finally revealed the wiring diagram of a mouse brain. The wiring diagram could eventually help medical researchers understand human brain diseases.

April 3, 2014

Watch instructional videos to give your brain the boost it needs

Watching the instructional videos may help you with your learning skills and give your brain the boost that it needs, results of a new study have suggested.

Life February 21, 2014

Watch molecules form into memories in brain (Video)

Check out molecules form into memories in the brain, thanks to groundbreaking work by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Animals January 27, 2014

Quick DIY test can now help detect Alzheimer's early

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) tests a person's language ability, reasoning, problem-solving skills and memory.

Life January 14, 2014

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