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Transplant and Parkinson's Disease

Transplant and Parkinson's Disease

Tissue grafts of fetal dopaminergic neurons have been investigated in animal studies and clinical trials for use as a potential treatment for advanced PD.......[Read More]
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of multiple sclerosis symptoms including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
New Targets for DBS Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

New Targets for DBS Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Deep brain stimulation has been a revolutionary treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease, but current brain targets don't address all symptoms. What new targets might expand results?......[Read More]
Peripheral Neuropathy -- Symptoms, Types, and Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy -- Symptoms, Types, and Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

WebMD's guide to the causes and types of peripheral neuropathy.......[Read More]
ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade

ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade

The number of children with ADHD is rising rapidly, according to a study of more than 840,000 California children.......[Read More]
DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide......[Read More]
ADD and ADHD Special Feature Stories and News

ADD and ADHD Special Feature Stories and News

Find special feature stories and news on ADD and ADHD Health at WebMD......[Read More]
The Root of Neck and Back Pain

The Root of Neck and Back Pain

One of the most common problems in neurology is when a spinal nerve root is compressed, leading to pain, numbness, and sometimes weakness. To understand the problem, we first need to understand the anatomy of the spine.......[Read More]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

If you've ever experienced tingling or numbness after a long day of using machinery or typing and clicking a mouse at your desk, you may wonder if you have a case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Once you've been given a diagnosis, you'll have to decide how to treat the condition. Read on to learn more ab......[Read More]
Ventral Tethering in Split Cord Malformation

Ventral Tethering in Split Cord Malformation

Because of the limitations of CT myelography in revealing the ventral band, the authors recommend surgical exploration of all type II SCMs.......[Read More]
Body's Own Blood Cells Used to Fight Spinal Cord Injury

Body's Own Blood Cells Used to Fight Spinal Cord Injury

'Remarkable' Progress May be Due to Revolutionary New Treatment......[Read More]
Alzheimer's Disease and Assisted Living

Alzheimer's Disease and Assisted Living

Get tips on what to look for in an assisted living facility for your loved one with Alzheimer's disease.......[Read More]
Epilepsy, Migraines May Have Family Ties

Epilepsy, Migraines May Have Family Ties

People with epilepsy have a higher risk for migraines, and now new research offers evidence of a genetic link between the two conditions.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - How to Manage a Patient With Olfactory Neuroblastoma?

Ask the Experts - How to Manage a Patient With Olfactory Neuroblastoma?

A 40-year-old woman is diagnosed with undifferentiated Kadish stage III olfactory neuroblastoma. What is the standard approach? What is the role of primary chemotherapy? What is optimal chemotherapy if used as initial treatment?......[Read More]
Third International Stroke Trial 3

Third International Stroke Trial 3

IST-3 sought to determine whether a wider variety of patients might benefit from tPA treatment than current guidelines suggest, especially those aged over 80 years. What are the findings?......[Read More]
Effect of Peginterferon Beta-1a on MRI Measures in RRMS

Effect of Peginterferon Beta-1a on MRI Measures in RRMS

This study explored the effect of peginterferon beta-1a every 2 and 4 weeks on MS disease activity as measured by brain lesions detected on MRI. How did it perform against placebo?......[Read More]
Antiepileptogenesis in Humans: Ways to Move Forward

Antiepileptogenesis in Humans: Ways to Move Forward

While there are many effective anti-seizure drugs, none have been shown to prevent epilepsy after stroke, TBI, or in brain tumors. What's the status of research, and where do we go from here?......[Read More]
History of the Extensor Plantar Response: Babinski and Chaddock

History of the Extensor Plantar Response: Babinski and Chaddock

When a noxious stimulation is applied to various parts of the foot, reflex plantar flexion occurs, causing the toes to curl toward the undersurface of the foot as the foot lifts away in withdrawal.......[Read More]
Mercury-Silver Filling And Autism: Any Connection?

Mercury-Silver Filling And Autism: Any Connection?

Autism has been in the news a lot recently and over the last few years a connection has been suggested between possible causes of Autism and chronic mercury poisoning. Autism is a multi-factorial neurological disorder and its causes are still unknown. Some possible factors suggested are genetics and......[Read More]
Will We Ever Cure Frontotemporal Dementia?

Will We Ever Cure Frontotemporal Dementia?

News on future therapies from the 9th International Conference on FTD.......[Read More]