New Spoils of War
The life of a soldier is one of serving their country and sacrificing more than anyone may know. A recent study shows the Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects 25 percent of those serving in Desert Storm, appears to be related to their place of deployment and other tangible factors.
How Brains Predict Future Events
The human brain is capable of making short term predictions on a daily basis ranging from who is calling on the phone to whether a dropped glass will break. Scientists are beginning to understand how that works.
Fish Oil May Encourage Brain Health
Fish oil has become a popular health supplement in recent years. It may be with good reason. Fish oil supplements appear to offer benefits for brain health and aging.
Back Pain Seen On The Brain
It's difficult for doctors and patients to talk about back pain since it is so subjective. A new imaging technique that shows the brain's activated areas during back pain may be a first step.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Tysabri
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ( PML ), a rare but serious brain infection, associated with use of Tysabri ( natalizumab ) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn's disease.
Brain Disease Caused by Chronic Stress
Scientists have long linked chronic stress to brain degeneration. Now they may have identified the connection. These findings could ultimately aid in understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease.
New Genetic Clues About Rare Brain Disorder
Progressive supranuclear palsy is a rare and devastating disease with no known treatments. New genetic clues could provide new insights into neurodegenerative therapies.
MS and the Herpes Zoster Virus
The cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains a mystery, but scientists have gathered clues over the years. Now, research is pointing towards a virus that may be linked to MS.
Multiple Sclerosis - Tricky, Unpredictable, Incurable
When a friend asked Kimberly Zolotar what it was like having Multiple Sclerosis (MS), she couldn't immediately answer. Sharing her thoughts in the "My Turn" section of the Los Angeles Times , Kimberly wrote in 2008, "How could I possibly explain how it feels to have a potentially disabling, progressive and incurable neurological disease? It has been 13 years since my doctor told me I have MS, but the answer to my friend's question changes every day, sometimes every hour."
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.