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Possible Parkinson’s ‘Pandemic’ Looms: Report

Possible Parkinson’s ‘Pandemic’ Looms: Report

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of people living with Parkinson’s disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. In a report warning of a possible Parkinson’s “pandemic,” researchers say the stage is set for cases to surge to 12 million or […]

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Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer’s

Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease experience poor blood flow to the brain, which affects cognitive function. A new study conducted in a mouse model has finally uncovered the reason behind this reduced blood flow. Reduced blood flow to the brain contributes to Alzheimer’s, but what mechanism leads to this vascular problem in the first place? For […]

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How music motivates the brain to learn

How music motivates the brain to learn

Humans have been making, listening, and dancing to music since time immemorial, and this art can easily soothe or amplify our emotions. New research explains what “chords” music strikes in the brain, and how it relates to certain cognitive processes, particularly learning. Music is a powerful reward that can motivate the brain to do better, […]

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What causes finger numbness?

What causes finger numbness?

Numbness in the fingers can have many different causes, from carpal tunnel syndrome to some types of neuropathy. In some cases, treatment may simply require a change in the way that a person uses their hands. However, medication or surgery may be necessary for cases with more complex underlying causes. This article looks at six […]

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Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

New research that features in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that women who use oral contraceptives are less able to recognize facial expressions of complex emotions. Researchers are uncovering new psychological side effects of oral contraceptives. Over 60 percent of women aged 15–44 years are currently using a form of contraception, according to the […]

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Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

Researchers have taken a step forward in the quest for a pill that can recover brain function lost through strokes, brain injuries, and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers generated new neurons using a simple molecular cocktail. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College converted glial cells into functioning neurons by using […]

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Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical. A new study finds an innovative approach to treating alcohol use disorder. A doctor diagnoses alcohol use disorder (AUD) when an individual’s use of […]

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How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the rump, providing nerve endings through the leg. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is centered on the lower back, and the cause is usually from a ruptured disc in the spinal column that […]