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FDA OKs Concerta for Adult ADHD

FDA OKs Concerta for Adult ADHD

The FDA has approved the drug Concerta for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults.......[Read More]
Cognitive Effects of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Cognitive Effects of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is "a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy," according to the ALS Association. The disease is fatal.......[Read More]
How to Treat Siatic Nerve Pain

How to Treat Siatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve runs down the entire leg. It is rooted at the base of the spinal cord. People usually feel pain or sciatica at this point. The pain and tingling seems to travel down the leg. When treating such a pain, you must first find out what is causing the pain. The sources can be medical or ......[Read More]
The Use of Stem Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Research

The Use of Stem Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Research

Recent advances in stem cell research have shown that it is possible to reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis with stem cells being replaced. While this is still in the experimental stage some measure of success has been achieved in independent studies conducted at the Northwestern University Fe......[Read More]
Married with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Married with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ... Lou Gehrig's disease?......[Read More]
Back to School

Back to School

If your child with ADHD is heading back to school, find out how to ease the change from lazy vacation to schedules and rules.......[Read More]
The Evidence for Symptomatic Treatments in ALS

The Evidence for Symptomatic Treatments in ALS

While amyotrophic lateral sclerosis remains a progressive and invariably fatal disease, much can be done to improve the patient's quality of life. What symptomatic interventions are available?......[Read More]
Link Between Alzheimer's, Heart Failure

Link Between Alzheimer's, Heart Failure

Researchers report evidence supporting a link between Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure, two of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. and Europe.......[Read More]
Parkinson's Disease: Who Gets Advanced Therapies?

Parkinson's Disease: Who Gets Advanced Therapies?

Advanced device-aided therapies for Parkinson's disease can help ameliorate L-dopa induced motor complications, but how does one decide which therapy is most appropriate -- and who should get it?......[Read More]
Antibiotics May Slow Alzheimer's

Antibiotics May Slow Alzheimer's

Two common antibiotics, taken together, can change the course of Alzheimer's disease, and these changes seem to be long lasting.......[Read More]
Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Pain

Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Pain

Tendons and the median nerve pass through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. If you make repetitive movements, the tendons rub in the same place over and over, which causes irritation and inflammation. Swelling inside the carpal tunnel compresses the median nerve, resulting in pain and numbness in you......[Read More]
Nonspecific Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis: Clinical Manifestations

Nonspecific Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis: Clinical Manifestations

This condition is of special interest to neurosurgeons because it often results in acute neurological deterioration and requires a combination of adequate surgical and conservative treatment.......[Read More]
How to Explain a Seizure to a Child

How to Explain a Seizure to a Child

A seizure is an erratic electrical discharge within the brain that often causes a person to convulse uncontrollably. Children who have experienced or witnessed a seizure will have many fears. They may think they are going to die or worse, in their eyes, be made fun of by peers. Removing the cloud of......[Read More]
Small Fibre Neuropathy and Painful Channelopathy

Small Fibre Neuropathy and Painful Channelopathy

Patients with small fiber neuropathy often have a normal or near normal physical and neurologic examination. So how is the diagnosis best made?......[Read More]
Autism Health Center News and Features

Autism Health Center News and Features

Learn about autism, a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) that often interferes with a person's ability to communicate with and relate to others.......[Read More]
The Acutely Comatose Patient

The Acutely Comatose Patient

This primer presents a pragmatic approach to the differential diagnosis of the comatose patient.......[Read More]
Impact of SAMMPRIS: Polling Results From the ICAD Symposium

Impact of SAMMPRIS: Polling Results From the ICAD Symposium

What impact has SAMMPRIS had on clinical treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease and the design of future trials? The authors report on poll results from the ICAD symposium.......[Read More]
Warfarin Treatment Linked to Intracerebral Hemorrhage tPA Treatment

Warfarin Treatment Linked to Intracerebral Hemorrhage tPA Treatment

Does warfarin treatment administered concurrently with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke increase risk for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage?......[Read More]
Neural Pathways for Language in Autism

Neural Pathways for Language in Autism

Therapies incorporating music making may offer a viable approach to facilitate social skills and communication in otherwise nonverbal individuals with autism.......[Read More]
Sun Exposure May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Sun Exposure May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A new study shows that lots of sun exposure -- particularly when you're young -- may lower your risk for multiple sclerosis.......[Read More]