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Neurological Conditions : Health & Medical
After an outbreak of shingles, many people experience lingering nerve pain. This condition, called postherpetic neuralgia, causes intense burning pain along the nerves damaged by shingles. The pain may last for months or years and may not respond to pain medication. Postherpetic neuralgia resolves s
In this video blog, Dr. Mark Alberts discusses the results of a study comparing the efficacy of aspirin and anticoagulation treatment in patients with dissection involving the carotid artery.
Alzheimer's disease: are neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100B levels useful biochemical markers in the neuropsychiatric evaluation of Alzheimer's disease patients?
A "pinched nerve" describes damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves that might cause discomfort or pain or impair functions. Such damage or injury could be caused by compression, stretching, or constriction. Mayoclinic.com says a pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve
With worker unhappiness and health costs on the rise, employers must seek stronger commitments from health plans to address both issues.
Contrary to the claims of some critics, there is convincing evidence that ADHD is a real disorder with a strong biological basis and that it is often underdiagnosed.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a chronic and painful wrist condition that can interfere with your work and everyday activities. When you are having a flare up of this condition it may be necessary to allow the joint to rest, and you may even need to use a brace. However, there are some gentle exercises t
Due to the fact that multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that affects the nerves of the brain and spinal chord, it can produce a wide variety of numerous symptoms that primarily depend upon what specific nerves are affected. Multiple sclerosis is typically difficult to diagnose in its beginn
Surveys suggest that Ritalin abuse is a growing problem among teens in the U.S., but there is increasing evidence that the risk of abuse is much lower with newer, time-released versions of the stimulant most commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Could dopaminergic and amyloid PET imaging potentially identify distinct biomarker signatures among patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Lewy body dementia?
A new report underscores what many doctors have long believed - that some treatment guidelines are overly aggressive and could have a negative effect on patient care. But that doesn't mean that doctors can ignore the issue of appropriate, cost-effective care.