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Smoking at Young Age May Raise MS Risk

Youngsters who start smoking before age 17 may be putting themselves at increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: For One Nerve a Multitude of Treatments

Trigeminal neuralgia is reputed to be one of the most painful conditions in human experience. This article provides an overview of this relapsing and remitting, paroxysmal stabbing or electrical, facial pain syndrome, as well as existing surgical and medical treatments.

Brain Injury Treatment

A brain injury can be the result of a sudden trauma to your head. An injury can occur in one localized area, or damage can occur in more than one location of your brain. Depending on the severity of trauma received, treatments will vary. However, treatment will always begin upon entering the emergen

New Approaches to Cryptococcal Meningitis

Early diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis is critical for survival. What tools are available for diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal disease in the immunosuppressed?

Diabetes Pill Helps Early Alzheimer's Disease

Experts say keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check can significantly lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. And once the brain disease develops, a diabetes pill may actually improve thinking.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

WebMD explains pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Migraine: A Brain State

The concept of migraine as a pain disorder with headache at its center doesn't account for its complex array of symptoms. Should a broader view of migraine as a pathological brain state be adopted?

Mad Cow response debated by regulators.

In April 1989, Joseph Sardo of Miami, Fla., was assigned to a new project. Soon afterward, he became withdrawn. At first, his family blamed it on the project. But by June, the data process administrator who once was able to add columns of 30 numbers in his

Meningitis and Listeria Monocytogenes-Topic Overview

Listeria monocytogenes bacteria are commonly found in soil; dust; water; sewage; unpasteurized cheeses such as brie,mozzarella,and blue cheese; and uncooked vegetables. These bacteria can enter the body through contaminated food or water. Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause ...

CSF Leaks After Anterior Decompression for OPLL

CSF leak is a potential complication of anterior decompression to treat cervical myelopathy associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. What's the best management strategy?

New Alzheimer's Gene: FAQ

Scientists have discovered a new Alzheimer's gene called CALHM1. Researcher Philippe Marambaud talks with WebMD about what the new Alzheimer's gene means for Alzheimer's treatment.