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Speech Therapy for Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease is a progressive neurological disease associated with Gehrig, who had to retire from professional baseball after developing the disease. The formal name of the disease is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a motor neuron disease in which nerve cells responsible for contr

Open v. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is a medical procedure that is used to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist by severing the carpal ligament. This procedure, which can eliminate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, can be accomplished as open release surgery or endoscopic surgery.

Brain Aneurysm-Topic Overview

What is a brain aneurysm?A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a ...

Diagnosing MS - How a Diagnosis is Made

Multiple sclerosis can be a devastating disease for anyone who is diagnosed with it. Currently there are no known cures for the disease; however there are a variety of therapies and medications that can help the person diagnosed with MS lead a full life. There is no one test that can be performed fo

Buttered Popcorn Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's

Diacetyl, the flavorant that adds butter flavor to foods and smooth feel to beverages, can enter the brain and enhance the buildup of the beta amyloid plaque of Alzheimer's disease, lab studies show.

ADHD Drugs Keep People on the Straight & Narrow?

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests.

Aging and ADHD

Many adults have ADHD but don't know it. WebMD explains the symptoms and diagnosis of ADHD in adults.


A list of authors contributing to the topic of epilepsy.

Autism Health Center News and Features

Learn about autism, a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) that often interferes with a person's ability to communicate with and relate to others.

The Neural Components of Empathy

This neuroimaging study sought to identify the neural basis of empathy by assessing empathic responses to individuals experiencing painful, anxious, and happy events.