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Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today

Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized area of medicine that concerns disorders and diseases of the nervous system ranging from Alzheimer's disease through to infection and personality disorders. Neurology involves diagnosing and treating conditions of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. This category includes news on nervous system disorders and discoveries, research related to the brain, memory and how we perceive the environment.

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

Published: 20 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research.


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Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Published: 19 Sep 2017 | 2:00 pm

New research in mice shows that blocking a receptor in the brain's immune system substantially reduces the desire to consume alcohol, especially at night.


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Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Published: 19 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.


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How binge drinking alters brain activity

Published: 15 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

For the first time, researchers measure binge drinking-related changes in brain activity during rest. They mirror those seen in chronic alcoholics' brains.


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Headache on the left side: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Published: 14 Sep 2017 | 2:00 pm

In this article, we look at the causes of headaches on the left side, including underlying conditions, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor.


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Maladaptive daydreaming: Symptoms and management

Published: 14 Sep 2017 | 12:00 pm

What is maladaptive daydreaming? In this article, learn about the diagnosis for maladaptive daydreaming, how it is treated, and how it is managed.


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Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

Published: 14 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.


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Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Published: 13 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.


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Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process

Published: 13 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am

The programme controls how and when brain genes are expressed at different times in a person's life to perform a range of functions, the study found.


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Could this protein explain why drinking can be so pleasurable?

Published: 12 Sep 2017 | 3:00 pm

New research has identified a protein tied to structural changes that take place in one of the brain's reward centers after too much drinking.


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