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Schwannoma Spinal Tumor

Schwannoma Spinal Tumor

A tumor that develops on the spinal cord can either be benign or malignant. The development of a tumor growth around the spinal cord is rare. According to the Mayo Clinic, the incidence of a schwannoma tumor being cancerous is about 2.5 percent. If a patient develops a schwannoma tumor, the tumor wi......[Read More]
New Imaging Tech Promises to Help Diagnose Brain Disorders

New Imaging Tech Promises to Help Diagnose Brain Disorders

A new type of magnetic resonance imaging technology may soon help doctors diagnose acute stroke, as well as assess certain neurological, cognitive, and behavioral disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder, and schizophrenia.......[Read More]
Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?

Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?

Medscape speaks with Grain Brain author Dr. David Perlmutter on the idea that excess carbohydrates and gluten are major contributors to dementia.......[Read More]
Causes of Feet Neuropathy

Causes of Feet Neuropathy

Neuropathy of the feet is a debilitating disorder. A loss of sensation and the inability to move well can endanger the person afflicted with this problem. There are many causes of neuropathy in the feet.......[Read More]
Autistic Empathy Toward Autistic Others

Autistic Empathy Toward Autistic Others

While those with autism spectrum disorder may experience difficulty empathizing with others, this study suggests that they may respond differently to others with autism.......[Read More]
Neurogenic Voice Disorders

Neurogenic Voice Disorders

According to Dr. Deirdre Michael, assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, organic voice disorders are either structural or neurogenic. Structural disorders result when something is physically wrong with the larynx, often involving tissue......[Read More]
Drug and Alternative Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Drug and Alternative Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system and makes it attack the sensitive membrane that protects the many nerve endings that can be found throughout the body.......[Read More]
Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of multiple sclerosis fatigue including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Should Neurologists Ride in the Ambulance?

Should Neurologists Ride in the Ambulance?

A new study looks at the efficacy, feasibility, and cost of ambulance-based thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke.......[Read More]
Brain Diseases

Brain Diseases

WebMD explains categories of brain disease, including those caused by infection and trauma and those caused by vascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune disorders.......[Read More]
How to Self-diagnose Piriformis

How to Self-diagnose Piriformis

If you are experiencing sciatic pain, you might be suffering from piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle, located in the gluteal region, sometimes irritates the sciatic nerve. You may be able to self-diagnose the problem and treat it at home. However, if the symptoms don't disappear or begin to ......[Read More]
MRI in Headache

MRI in Headache

Most patients don't need imaging for common headache, but the decision to image or not is not always clear-cut. What are the 'red flags' which indicate a need for a brain MRI?......[Read More]
ADHD Diets

ADHD Diets

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of adhd diets including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Delayed Gratification, Intelligence Linked

Delayed Gratification, Intelligence Linked

The ability to delay gratification is linked with intelligence. Yale researchers looked at why and concluded it has to do with a particular part of the brain, the anterior prefrontal cortex.......[Read More]
Use of a Hybrid Dynamic Stabilization and Fusion System in the Lumbar Spine

Use of a Hybrid Dynamic Stabilization and Fusion System in the Lumbar Spine

A report on a new technology that allows for the coupling of arthrodesis with dynamic stabilization for treatment of degenerative disc disease.......[Read More]
Natural Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Problems

Natural Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Problems

The sciatic nerve is long and thick running from the low back to the knee. Because it is so thick (about a thumb's width) it can become pinched, inflamed, or compressed. All of these scenarios cause pain that ranges from annoying to debilitating. You can address sciatic nerve issues naturally.......[Read More]
How Common Is CIDP Misdiagnosis?

How Common Is CIDP Misdiagnosis?

Dr Barclay reviews the results of a study exploring the diagnostic pitfalls of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.......[Read More]
Caregiving: Time for Outside Help?

Caregiving: Time for Outside Help?

As a caregiver, there are times when you can no longer do it alone. WebMD suggests some signs that may tell you it's time to ask for more help in your caregiving.......[Read More]
Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

Procedure might benefit stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy patients, researcher says......[Read More]
Strengthen Memory While You Sleep

Strengthen Memory While You Sleep

While you sleep, your brain may strengthen the memories you made during the day, researchers say.......[Read More]