Skip to content

    Brain & Nervous System Health Center

    News and Features Related to Brain & Nervous System

    1. Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter   FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.   Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptoms, t

      Read Full Article
    2. This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests. Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major stroke than people in the ge

      Read Full Article
    3. Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pr

      Read Full Article
    4. ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They

      Read Full Article
    5. Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do bette

      Read Full Article
    6. 5 Warning Signs of Stroke

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says. " 'Sudden' and 'severe' are key words, but if in doubt, do n

      Read Full Article
    7. Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated blows to the head can cause near vision to blur slightly, even if the individual impacts aren't strong enough to cause a full-fledged concussion, a new study says. During a regular football season, about two do

      Read Full Article
    8. Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found. Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 1

      Read Full Article
    9. Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the origins of autism remain mysterious, new research points to the infant immune system as a potential contributing factor. A team of Swedish and American researchers said levels of certain protein "markers" in newbo

      Read Full Article
    10. Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to pesticides and other chemicals may increase the risk for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a fatal neurological disease, researchers say. Three toxins in particular were associated with greater risk for the

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 1 - 10 of 2905 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    nerve damage
    Learn how this disease affects the nervous system.
    senior woman with lost expression
    Know the early warning signs.
     
    woman in art gallery
    Tips to stay smart, sharp, and focused.
    medical marijuana plant
    What is it used for?
     
    senior man
    Article
    boy hits soccer ball with head
    Slideshow
     
    red and white swirl
    Article
    marijuana plant
    ARTICLE
     
    brain illustration stroke
    Slideshow
    nerve damage
    Slideshow
     
    Alzheimers Overview
    Slideshow
    Graphic of number filled head and dna double helix
    Quiz