Brain and Nervous System Slideshows
- Support and Advice for Living With Myasthenia Gravis
What can you do to make living with myasthenia gravis easier? The pros weigh in.
- Brain-Boosting Beverages
These drinks might improve your energy level, cut down on brain fog, and help you concentrate.
- What’s Causing My Loss of Smell and Taste?
If you plug your nose, nothing tastes the same. Taste and smell issues are common with age and allergies, but they could also be a sign of something more serious.
- Guide to Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness in your muscles. Find out more about the symptoms of the disease and what you can do about it.
- Conditions That Can Cause Hallucinations
What medical conditions are known to cause auditory or visual hallucinations?
- Guide to Spinal Taps
If your doctor says you need to get a spinal tap, these are some of the reasons why -- and what you can expect when you get this procedure.
- Why Am I Lightheaded and Dizzy?
Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, woozy, or unsteady? Find out what’s behind those symptoms.
- Brain Supplements That Do and Don’t Work
You may have heard about vitamins or supplements that say they can help brain health. Is that for real? Find out what the research shows.
- Left-Handed vs. Right-Handed
Right- and left-handed people can differ in very noticeable ways. Find out how and why.
- How Conditions Change Your Brain
The brain doesn’t always stay the same. Mental disorders, health issues, and lifestyle habits can alter the way it looks and works.
- How Exercise Affects Your Brain
You probably know exercise is good for your health, strength, and endurance, but did you know it’s good for your brain, too? Find out how.
- Visual Guide to Meningitis
Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of the different types of meningitis, including those caused by viruses and bacteria.
- What Is Misophonia?
Misophonia is when certain sounds are unbearable or painful for you but not for others. Learn about this unusual condition and what you can do about it.
- A Visual Guide to Balance Disorders
Find out how vertigo, Meniere's disease, labyrinthitis, and other problems can make it hard for you to keep your balance.
- Causes of Muscle Twitches and Spasms
Sometimes your muscles seem to have a mind of their own. Learn what could be behind your twitches, spasms, and cramps.
- Guide to a Brain Aneurysm
An aneurysm is a weak spot in one of your brain’s arteries. Find out more about how they happen and how they’re treated.
- Visual Guide to Your Nervous System
Your nervous system controls everything from your heartbeat to your emotions. See where the different parts are and what they do.
- Reasons You May Have Brain Fog
Feeling a little “foggy” in the head? Having trouble remembering things? You may have something called “brain fog.” Check out a few things that can cause it.
- Medical Marijuana: What You Should Know
See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat.
- A Visual Guide to Concussions and Brain Injuries
What happens when you hit your head hard? This slideshow shows you how the brain reacts to and recovers from blows.
- Weird Body Quirks Slideshow
Who hasn't had an ice cream brain freeze, or been awakened by the pain of a charley horse? What's behind these weird body quirks, anyway? Find out.