Schwannoma tumors are slow-growing tumors that grow from inside the nerve sheath. Unlike other neural tumors that arise from the nerve sheath, schwannomas form from schwann cells of the individual nerve fibers. While most schwannomas occur randomly, specific conditions such as von Recklinghausen's d
Is it time to retire the term concussion? The authors of this commentary argue that there's little consensus on its meaning, and it may limit effective treatments of post-traumatic problems.
Why does fish oil help prevent Alzheimer's? Your brain needs a fish-oil fatty acid to make a plaque-fighting protein, UCLA researchers find.
These cases indicate that selected patients with sacral insufficiency fractures may benefit by balloon kyphoplasty.
This study explores the relationship between olfactory impairment, cognition, and brain structure volumes in the healthy elderly, compared to patients with MCI or early Alzheimer's disease.
Arm nerve damage may occur when the shoulder nerve is damaged. The radial nerve may be damaged by some type of trauma or extended nerve pressure. Arm nerve damage may be minor and require little or no treatment. However, it may also be more serious and require more vigorous treatment such as physi
New research suggests that all NSAIDs are equal for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but questions remain about the risks vs. benefits of the drugs for prevention.
A guide to terms associated with Alzheimer's disease and what they mean.
What treatment would you recommend for the aseptic meningitis?
Hemicraniectomy is performed as a life-saving procedure when death is imminent from intracranial hypertension, but little is known about the functional outcomes for these patients on long-term follow-up.
Recent studies have indicated that patients with Alzheimer's show a reduced risk of cancer, while cancer survivors are less likely to develop AD. What underlying mechanisms might explain this?
Multiple sclerosis is a form of autoimmune disease that often causes irreversible impairments at different levels of the nervous system. At present, multiple sclerosis can neither be prevented, nor completely cured. However, the existing treatments are used to slow
Is PFO closure more beneficial than medical therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke? Dr. Mark Alberts describes the results of the CLOSURE study.
With their expertise in human sacrifice and decapitation, the Aztecs and other pre-Columbian societies contributed significantly to anatomical knowledge, especially of the skull.
In this article, the clinical features suggestive of various types of nonepileptic paroxysmal events, together with useful diagnostic tests, will be reviewed.
New research shows serious cardiac events to be rare in children who take ADHD drugs, but safety questions about the drugs' long-term use remain.
One of the chondrodysplasias, achondroplasia has an autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance.
WebMD explains extratemporal cortical resection, a brain surgery that can reduce or eliminate epileptic seizures.
Mononeuritis multiplex is a well-recognized clinical presentation with a wide range of possible causes, but the diagnosis in this South Asian man proved quite surprising.