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ADHD Drugs Keep People on the Straight & Narrow?

ADHD Drugs Keep People on the Straight & Narrow?

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests.......[Read More]
Ritalin and Children's Growth

Ritalin and Children's Growth

For a quarter of a century, Ritalin has been shadowed by the possibilities that the drug may permanently suppress the height or weight of children. That's not necessarily so, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry.......[Read More]
What's New: Caregiving Resources

What's New: Caregiving Resources

WebMD outlines some of the many resources available to help caregivers. From in-home care and new technology to help from people in similar situations, you don't have to do it alone.......[Read More]
C8 Nerve Pain

C8 Nerve Pain

Nerve pain in the C8 region may be caused by illness, accident, obesity, poor posture, aging, and diseases. The C8 nerve is responsible for sending signals to the nerve roots which control hand functions, including grip. When damage or impingement of the nerve is present, a condition called radiculo......[Read More]
Fibromyalgia: New Diagnostic Criteria

Fibromyalgia: New Diagnostic Criteria

Dr. Charles Argoff explores the evolving understanding and classification of fibromyalgia and the resulting clinical implications.......[Read More]
Larger Head Size May Help Alzheimer's Patients

Larger Head Size May Help Alzheimer's Patients

People suffering from Alzheimer's disease who have large heads seem to have better thinking skills and memory compared to those with Alzheimer's who have smaller heads, new research shows.......[Read More]
Intraoperative Navigation for Upper Cervical Spine Surgery

Intraoperative Navigation for Upper Cervical Spine Surgery

In this review, the authors describe the successful use of the O-arm surgical imaging system and StealthStation navigation in complex upper cervical spine surgeries.......[Read More]
A Cause for Nocturnal Wakefulness in Alzheimer Disease?

A Cause for Nocturnal Wakefulness in Alzheimer Disease?

A study examines cerebrospinal orexin levels to better understand sleep disruption and cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Side Effects of Phenytoin and Valproate

Ask the Experts - Side Effects of Phenytoin and Valproate

What is the differential for such a child when only stomatitis is present?......[Read More]
Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

Study found that older people who got less sleep had less of the disease's hallmark plaques in their brains......[Read More]
Prognosis of Gliomas in the 1970s and Today

Prognosis of Gliomas in the 1970s and Today

Despite the introduction of diagnostic modalities such as CT and MR imaging and surgical procedures such as neuronavigation and microsurgery, optimal treatment for gliomas still eludes our grasp.......[Read More]
Oliver Sacks: A Tribute

Oliver Sacks: A Tribute

Dr Oliver Sacks' physician fans and colleagues discuss his contribution to medicine and literature.......[Read More]
Care for Spinal Injuries

Care for Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae. Most injuries to the cord fall into three categories -- compression, tearing or severing of the cord. All of these can interfere with the relaying of messages below the point of injury.......[Read More]
Pesticides May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Pesticides May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Exposure to pesticides may have long-term effects on the nervous system, increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease in late life, a new study suggests.......[Read More]
Successful Outcome in Severe TBI: A Case Study

Successful Outcome in Severe TBI: A Case Study

This difficult case offers guidelines to clinicians who care for patients with severe traumatic brain injury.......[Read More]
Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular Migraine

Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms following minor head trauma. In this article, the authors review possible causes of dizziness after concussion.What constitutes vestibular migraine? Learn about the clinical symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment of this unusual migraine variant in......[Read More]
Current Disease-Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis

Current Disease-Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) and the most common disabling neurologic disease of young adults with a lifetime risk of 1 in 400.......[Read More]
Alzheimers News Page

Alzheimers News Page

Find timely health and medical news on Alzheimer’s Disease at WebMD.......[Read More]
Predictors of Long-term Shunt-dependent Hydrocephalus

Predictors of Long-term Shunt-dependent Hydrocephalus

Intracerebral hemorrhage is frequently complicated by acute hydrocephalus, necessitating emergency CSF diversion. What factors might predict the need for ventricular shunt placement?......[Read More]
Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical impulses of muscles at rest and during contraction.......[Read More]