Skip to content

Brain & Nervous System Health Center

News Related to Brain & Nervous System

  1. Hearing Loss and Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with impaired hearing may have a faster rate of brain shrinkage as they age, a new study suggests. A number of studies have found that older people with hearing loss tend to have a quicker decline in their memor

    Read Full Article
  2. DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT appears to increase a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study reveals. Blood drawn from a small sample of Alzheimer's patients contained nearly four times greater levels of

    Read Full Article
  3. Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more you consume the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, the less likely you are to lose as many precious brain cells as you age, a new study suggests. More research is needed, however, to understand both w

    Read Full Article
  4. New Autism Diagnosis Rules

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stricter new criteria for autism may change how frequently the condition is diagnosed, a new study suggests. The study estimates that if the new diagnostic guidelines had been in place in 2008, they would have lowered

    Read Full Article
  5. Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and also reduce harmful brain activity, a new study suggests. Correcting vitamin D deficiency early in the course of the disease is important, according to th

    Read Full Article
  6. Concussions in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who play soccer in middle school are vulnerable to concussions, new research shows. And despite medical advice to the contrary, many play through their injury, increasing the risk of a second concussion, the study

    Read Full Article
  7. Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury appear to have a much higher risk of dying prematurely, a new study suggests. These risks include having another brain injury, being assaulted and suicide. The risks a

    Read Full Article
  8. Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents have long struggled to understand the strange sensory tricks autism can play on a child's mind. Ordinary noises -- screeching car alarms, knocking radiator pipes, even the whirr of a fan -- can be int

    Read Full Article
  9. Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of preschoolers with autism are getting some kind of complementary or alternative therapy for their condition, with nutritional supplements and special diets being the most common things parents try, a

    Read Full Article
  10. Judge Denies Approval of NFL Concussion Settlement

    Jan. 15, 2014 -- Preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of concussion claims involving NFL players was denied Tuesday by a federal judge due to concerns it would not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. A week ago, players' lawyers gave the payout plan to U.S. District Judge Anita B

    Read Full Article
Displaying 191 - 200 of 2442 Articles << Prev Page 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 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
 
Graphic of active brain
Article
Vaccine and needle
VIDEO
 
brain illustration stroke
Slideshow
human brain
Article
 
most common stroke symptoms
Article
Graphic of number filled head and dna double helix
Quiz