Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
Youngsters who start smoking before age 17 may be putting themselves at increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.
Vaccination does not appear to cause autism or other health problems -- even in children with certain genetic disorders, a new study suggests.
Is over-reliance on short, poorly validated cognitive tests encouraging over- or under- diagnosis of dementia?
In most cases, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) cannot be prevented.
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.
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
Dr Diener reviews three recently published trials with new findings for dissection in intracranial stenosis and thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke.
Sodium valproate has been used to treat status epilepticus successfully, but its role as the first-line drug is still controversial. Is it as effective as I.V. phenytoin?
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?
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.
WebMD explains pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
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?
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 Soon afterward, he became withdrawn.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
A person’s level of consciousness is a measure of how alert and oriented they are. Consciousness is a spectrum with many shades. While the best known alteration of consciousness is the infamous coma, meaning someone is unarousable with their eyes closed, there are many other ways that a person
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 ...
Are stem cells a dream come true for those with ALS? Or are they something less? The answer to both questions may be "yes."
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?
Today experts agree that new disease-modifying drugs can change the course of MS. Learn more at WebMD.
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.