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03 Sep
A 'Bionic' Arm That Feels Like Her Very Own

A 'Bionic' Arm That Feels Like Her Very Own

Former Marine Cpl. Claudia Mitchell can hold a banana or a water bottle in her left hand without squishing it as she opens it.

She can use her left hand to help cut peaches for a pie. She can hold someone's hand without squeezing too hard, and she can grab her makeup bag...

30 Aug
Cluster of Symptoms Common in People First Diagnosed With MS

Cluster of Symptoms Common in People First Diagnosed With MS

A number of symptoms are common among people who are newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a patient survey shows.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable disease in which the nerves' protective layers are damaged,

20 Aug
New Clues to Why Disability Strikes People With MS

New Clues to Why Disability Strikes People With MS

A new study may help explain why people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience worsening disability while those with two related diseases do not.

MS causes permanent brain and spinal cord scarring, and researchers investigated whether the same damage accompanies two rar...

29 Jul
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 years --...

02 Jul
Could Losing Your Wisdom Teeth Enhance Your Sense of Taste?

Could Losing Your Wisdom Teeth Enhance Your Sense of Taste?

Having your wisdom teeth yanked could have one culinary up side: Heightening your sense of taste.

So claims a new study that challenges previous research on the issue.

"Prior studies have only pointed to adverse effects on taste after extraction, and it has been ge...

25 Jun
First Signs of MS May Often Go Undiagnosed

First Signs of MS May Often Go Undiagnosed

Early symptoms of multiple sclerosis may commonly be missed for years before the right diagnosis is made, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that patients with MS had a higher-than-average number of medical appointments, with doctors of various specialties, for up t...

23 Jun
Alligator Attack Nearly Cost This Firefighter Dad His Arm

Alligator Attack Nearly Cost This Firefighter Dad His Arm

You might not believe it, but Florida firefighter Carsten Kieffer was incredibly lucky when a 12-foot alligator leapt into his boat and chomped down on his right forearm.

Just about no one else thought so, and that went double for Kieffer: Both main bones in his arm were...

18 Jun
'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests.

For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnosed with MS within the past five years. Each...

11 May
Most Severe COVID Cases Involve Neuro Issues, and They're More Often Fatal

Most Severe COVID Cases Involve Neuro Issues, and They're More Often Fatal

Neurological problems are occurring in a very high percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients -- and what's worse, those symptoms foretell a bad end for many sufferers, a new study finds.

About four out of five people sick enough to be hospitalized for COVID-19 suffer...

09 Mar
For Amputees, a New Kind of Surgery May Allow Better Control, Sensation

For Amputees, a New Kind of Surgery May Allow Better Control, Sensation

A new type of surgery offers amputees better control of muscles that remain after surgery, and of their prosthetic limbs, its inventors say.

The standard surgical approach to amputation has changed little since the American Civil War, according to developers of the new a...

02 Mar
How Climate Change Could Put More MS Patients in Danger

How Climate Change Could Put More MS Patients in Danger

When temperatures rise, people with multiple sclerosis need to keep cool. Heat sensitivity is a hallmark of the central nervous system disorder.

So, what happens when warm weather spikes become more frequent because of climate change?

More MS patients end up in the...

17 Feb
What Causes Herpes Cold Sore Flare-Ups? New Study Offers Clues

What Causes Herpes Cold Sore Flare-Ups? New Study Offers Clues

Scientists may have discovered why cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) are triggered by stress, illness and sunburn.

The finding could lead to new ways to prevent recurring cold sores and herpes-related eye disease, U.S. and British researchers say.

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01 Feb
Nerve Drug Might Curb Spinal Cord Damage, Mouse Study Suggests

Nerve Drug Might Curb Spinal Cord Damage, Mouse Study Suggests

The nerve pain drug gabapentin might reduce damage after a spinal cord injury, research in mice suggests.

The drug prevented harmful structural changes in injured spinal cords, as well as cardiovascular changes and immune suppression caused by spinal cord injury, accordi...

21 Jan
Could Stem Cell Therapy Be a Breakthrough Against MS?

Could Stem Cell Therapy Be a Breakthrough Against MS?

Stem cell transplants may have long-lasting benefits for some people with aggressive cases of multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.

Italian researchers found that among 210 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who received a stem cell transplant -- with cells from their ...

18 Dec
No Link Seen Between COVID, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

No Link Seen Between COVID, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

There's no evidence of a link between COVID-19 and a serious neurological condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome, British researchers say.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare autoimmune condition that attacks the peripheral nervous system, typically causing numbness, w...

19 Nov
A 'Stunning' Alternative Rx for Arthritic Joints?

A 'Stunning' Alternative Rx for Arthritic Joints?

A procedure that "stuns" pain-sensing nerves might offer relief to people with severe arthritis of the hip or shoulder, a small, preliminary study suggests.

The procedure is a form of radiofrequency ablation, where doctors use needles to send a low-grade electrical curre...

16 Oct
New Drug Could Extend Life for People With ALS

New Drug Could Extend Life for People With ALS

An experimental drug combination lengthens survival for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows.

A previous clinical trial found that the two-drug combo -- called AMX0035 -- slowed progression of the neurodegenerative disease over six mo...

14 Oct
Nerves May Play Important Role in Autism

Nerves May Play Important Role in Autism

Autism may involve nerves that control touch, pain and other sensations as well as the brain, a new study suggests.

"More than 70% of people with autism have differences in their sensory perception," said researcher Dr. Sung-Tsang Hsieh, an attending neurologist...

04 Sep
Permanent Nerve Damage for Some COVID-19 Survivors

Permanent Nerve Damage for Some COVID-19 Survivors

Placing a hospitalized COVID-19 patient in a face down position to ease breathing -- or "proning" -- has steadily gained traction as a pandemic lifesaver. But a small new study warns that it may lead to permanent nerve damage.

The concern is based on the experience o...

05 Aug
New Drug May Beat Older One at Preventing MS Relapse

New Drug May Beat Older One at Preventing MS Relapse

A new injection drug can prevent multiple sclerosis flare-ups better than an existing medication, a clinical trial has found.

The drug, called ofatumumab, beat a standard MS medication in reducing patients' symptom relapses. It also slowed down the progression of the...

15 Jun
COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

While a fever and cough have seemed to be the early warning signs of COVID-19, new research shows almost half of hospitalized patients experience a host of neurological problems.

In fact, headaches, dizziness, strokes, weakness, decreased alertness or other neurologi...

28 May
Could an Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?

Could an Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?

An injectable electrode could prove a better way to ease chronic nerve pain than opioid painkillers or bulky and expensive implants, animal research suggests.

It's called an "injectrode." It appears easier and cheaper than spinal implants for debilitating back pain, ...

25 Feb
Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

Here's a good reason to put your electronic devices down whenever you can: Experts say that using them incorrectly or too often can put you at risk for a range of injuries.

"When people position their hand, arm or neck in uncomfortable positions for a prolonged perio...

05 Feb
Lab Discovery Offers Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Lab Discovery Offers Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

A new discovery could lead to better treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report.

MS occurs when immune cells get into the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), ca...

16 Jan
Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief.

In a recent study, use of TENS -- transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation -- during movement or activity was shown to significantly reduce...

24 Dec
Skin-Lightening Cream Could Cause Nerve Damage, CDC Report Warns

Skin-Lightening Cream Could Cause Nerve Damage, CDC Report Warns

A skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a case study.

Many weeks after her initial hospitalization, the woman requires "ongoing tube feeding for nutriti...

02 Dec
Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?

A variant of a common herpes virus may play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), Swedish researchers say.

They analyzed the blood of about 8,700 MS patients and a control group of more than 7,200 people without MS. They were looking for antibodies ag...

02 Oct
'Nerve-Release' Surgery Helped Ease One Man's Tough Migraines

'Nerve-Release' Surgery Helped Ease One Man's Tough Migraines

Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence.

Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure medications, and even quarterly injections of Boto...

25 Sep
New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine

New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine

People who suffer bouts of vertigo and dizziness may be suffering from a type of migraine for which treatments rarely work.

But a new, preliminary study of 18 such patients found that stimulating the vagus nerve in the neck can help relieve vertigo.

"Vestib...

12 Sep
Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly.

The finding follows an analysis of fitness and brain health among ...

29 May
Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their groundbreaking operations.

Six people who received full or partial face transplants have since had significant restoration of...

24 May
Nerve Stimulation May Help Curb Stroke Damage

Nerve Stimulation May Help Curb Stroke Damage

Could electrical stimulation of nerves that sit behind your nose help limit the harm done to your brain by a stroke?

New research suggests it's possible. In early experiments, blood flow to the brain was increased by widening undamaged arteries and bypassing the clot...

06 May
New Theory Sheds Light on Leonardo da Vinci's Artistic Decline

New Theory Sheds Light on Leonardo da Vinci's Artistic Decline

A fainting-related fall that caused nerve damage in his right hand could explain why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills declined later in life, a new paper suggests.

The report, published as the world marks the 500th anniversary of the ar...

07 Feb
Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study.

The surgery isn't necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some people who go into remission...

23 Jan
Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease

Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease

The most potent drug available for Parkinson's disease, levodopa, treats symptoms of the disease but does nothing to either ease or increase its still-mysterious underlying causes, a new clinical trial has concluded.

Doctors often delay prescribing levodopa, or L-dopa,...