Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
What if you wanted your right hand to pick up a pencil and suddenly your left hand reached out as well? What if you tried to pick up a sock with the toes of your left foot and your right foot also reacted? These are examples of mirror movement disorder. Recent research with genetically engineered mi
Meningitis is "an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease can be caused by a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection, with the type of infection determining the type of treatment needed. The Centers f
There's some evidence that the secret of Parkinson's disease lies in tiny organelles called mitochondria...
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