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How Blindness Boosts Memory

Israeli researchers report that people born blind tend to become particularly good at remembering the order of things, helping their memory.

MS and Hodgkin's Lymphoma May Run in Families

A new study shows that multiple sclerosis (MS) and Hodgkin lymphoma tend to run in families and provides new evidence to support the notion that the two diseases may have a common origin.

Presumptive Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

There are many debates over the specific causes of multiple sclerosis. However, in the absence of conclusive evidence, medical scientists can only speculate upon the causes and risk factors behind multiple sclerosis and other similar autoimmune diseases. Although certain ...

Acupuncture for Neuropathic Pain

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used to treat as wide a variety of health issues as Western medicine. In particular, acupuncture is often use to treat neuropathic pain, that is, pain in the central or peripheral nervous system, from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome and o

How Many Americans Have Seizures?

According to Dr. John Chang, a seizure is characterized as a sudden change in consciousness or behavior caused by abnormal brain activity. Seizures are caused by a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain. Many seizures are isolated events and do not happen again, but repeatedly experienc

Parkinson's Disease Subtypes

A number of studies have proposed subtypes of Parkinson's disease based on clinical features. What might the implications of these subtypes be for our understanding of PD's etiology and progression?

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?

Syringobulbia

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Syringobulbia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

Cognitive Change in Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease

This study investigated the sensitivity of neuropsychological tests frequently used to evaluate mild cognitive impairment in patients with prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Which can be recommended?

Secondhand Smoke Bad for Brain?

People who are exposed to secondhand smoke may be more likely than their peers to have cognitive impairment, a new study shows.

Combined ADHD Treatment Lowers Need for Drugs

Most kids who are treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take stimulant medications, but new research suggests that the need for these drugs can be reduced dramatically in those who get behavioral therapy as well.

Asperger's Syndrome and Autism

WebMD explains Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism, and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

Pronation Distortion Syndrome Exercises

Pronation is the movement the foot makes to minimize the impact of walking, cycling or jogging. The foot is supposed to make an involuntary movement to disperse the force it experiences every time it touches the ground. However, pronation distortion syndrome is a medical condition in which your foot