Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
There's some evidence that the secret of Parkinson's disease lies in tiny organelles called mitochondria...
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The sciatic nerve is an important nerve that supplies electrical impulses to the lower back, thigh, shin and foot. The nervous system's most basic functional unit is the neuron. Every neuron has two types of fibers extending from its cell body. The first type is called the dendrite, which carries el
Seizures occur due to uncontrolled and disorganized electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can be caused by a variety of disorders, and for this reason the National Institutes of Health have produced clear guidelines on the proper methods to diagnose the causes of and treatments for a seizure. B
Immunoadsorption looks to be a promising treatment for corticosteroid-refractory optic neuritis in MS patients, selectively eliminating pathogenic antibodies while sparing other plasma proteins.
People with mild memory loss, often an early warning sign of future dementia, may get help from an unexpected source: nicotine patches.
Osteoporosis is a main concern for individuals who have had a spinal cord injury (SCI). Almost all patients with SCI get osteoporosis. According to Jelena Svircev, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, "osteoporosis, or porous bone, i
The transsphenoidal approach for resection of a pituitary adenoma has been done for a century, but a purely endoscopic technique is recent. How effective is it in producing an endocrinological cure?
The sciatic nerve measures as the longest nerve in the human body and runs from the spine through both legs. Sciatic nerve pain will come about when one of the nerve endings are compressed, often a result of a herniated disk. If you have sciatica, you feel pain radiated from your spine through your
A partial seizure occurs during a sudden increase in the brain's electrical activity. Generally originating in the temporal lobe, partial seizures are considered the most common seizure type. In most cases the patient remains conscious, although he might not remember having a seizure, and seizures g
The FDA has approved the Exelon Patch, the first skin patch for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.