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Description of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a serious neurological disease that affects the nerve cells that control the voluntary muscles of the body. ALS is a progressive and fatal disease.

How to Cure Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain

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

Ways to Detect a Pinched Nerve

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

Alzheimer's Drug Slows Memory Decline

An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment slowed memory loss by about one-third in people with mild disease, offering hope that the drug can alter the course of the progressive disease.

Brain Scans May Predict Alzheimer's

A brain scan test may help predict which people with memory loss will develop Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary study shows.

Alzheimer's Disease Therapy

WebMD discusses types of therapies that may benefit Alzheimer's disease patients, including drugs, HRT, sensory therapy, and more.

Multiple Sclerosis Signs & Symptoms

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

Concerta: Less Drug Abuse Risk

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.

Epilepsy Treatment

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of epilepsy treatment including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Controversy Over Payers' Use of Guidelines Remains Strong

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.

Spinal Cord Injury Exercises

Spinal cord injury patients generally suffer from some loss of motor skills or sensation near the area of impact. Once doctors have stabilized a patient's injury, exercise is a key component to improve their overall functionality, and can also encourage self-esteem and well-being. Exercise, along w