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Work Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that affects the wrist and hand. It can make everyday tasks difficult and inhibit your ability to work in certain occupations. There are some jobs that put you at a higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. However, understanding how carpal tunne

What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?

While no one knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, research has shown that many factors in a person's life may contribute to the likelihood that they will contract the disease. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the myelin sheath around the spinal cord and the brain reducing the f

ADHD and Relationships

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

Gay Brain Shows Gender Atypical Traits

Imaging studies reveal key differences in the brains of gay and straight men and women that could add to the understanding of the biology of homosexuality.

Age and Dementia Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand

'You're not getting older, you're getting better.' Nice slogan, but can it really happen? Not exactly, say Alzheimer's disease researchers, but you can get older without getting worse mentally.

High-grade Meningiomas

Resection and radiotherapy are first-line treatment for high-grade meningiomas, but currently there's no effective therapy if those fail. What therapeutic approaches have promise?

Antiepileptogenesis in Humans: Ways to Move Forward

While there are many effective anti-seizure drugs, none have been shown to prevent epilepsy after stroke, TBI, or in brain tumors. What's the status of research, and where do we go from here?

Management of Epilepsy During Pregnancy

How should you counsel epileptic patients pre- and post conception? Read about the risks and benefits of available antiepileptic drugs, and which should be avoided during pregnancy, in this review.

'Dirty' Rats Give Clues to Allergies

Comparing dirty, wild rats and mice to their squeaky-clean laboratory-bred counterparts may help explain why people who live in industrialized societies have higher rates of allergy and autoimmune diseases than those who live in less developed areas.

How to Communicate With an MD

MD stands for Doctor of Medicine, and this title is most likely applied to your current physician. When you have a medical condition, or when you think you might have an issue that needs to be discussed with your doctor, you may feel a disconnect when trying to communicate your concerns and symptoms

The Positive Side of Adult ADHD

WebMD looks at the positive side of adult ADHD, including strengths such as creativity, enthusiasm, and energy.

Computers May Help Spot Alzheimer's

Scientists have created a computer program that hunts through brain scans for signs of Alzheimer's disease; goal is earlier detection.