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New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer’s

New results from ongoing clinical trials have fueled hopes for a class of Alzheimer’s drugs that target the buildup of sticky plaque in the brain linked to the disease. WebMD has the details.

Vertigo: Staying Safe When You Have Balance Problems

Many people experience the spinning sensation of vertigo. The loss of balance it causes puts you at risk for falling and can also affect your quality of life if your fear of falling leads to a less active lifestyle.Vertigo may be a lifelong symptom of conditions such as Ménière's disease or ...

Toward Functional Neuronavigation: Implementation of Functional

In neurosurgery, a number of invasive techniques may be used prior to the resection to delineate brain areas that are indispensable (that is, critical) for normal motor and language function to prevent postoperative functional deficits.

Why Do Symptoms Persist When No Lesions With Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, leading to distortions or interruptions in nerve impulses. When diagnosing a patient with MS, a physician should find damage to the central nervous system in the form of at least one lesion.

Spinal Injury Cure

Procedures to cure spinal injuries involve medication and other therapeutic measures that aim to reinvigorate the nerves around the injured spine. This helps the patient regain his former life as much as possible and as soon as possible. Treatment methods also include taking appropriate steps in ord

ADHD in Teenagers

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of teenagers with ADHD including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

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?

Consumers Union: ADHD Drugs Overprescribed

Stimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in millions of American children are effective but are probably being prescribed to many youths who do not have the disorder, concludes a report by Consumers Union.

Divorce More Likely in ADHD Families?

Married couples who have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is age 8 than are couples who do not have children affected by the disorder, according to a new study.

Social Perception in the Infant Brain

Gamma band oscillations are used to examine the development of social perception and suggest an early specialization of brain regions known to process eye gaze.

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?

Epilepsy Drugs Get Suicide Risk Warning

The FDA today announced that it will require makers of epilepsy drugs to add a warning about increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors to the products' prescribing information or labeling.