Health News

Brain Cap Changes Thought into Motion
A new "brain cap" sounds futuristic, but the device will allow patients who have lost motion the ability to transform their thoughts into motion. Soon they can use the device to control computers, digital avatars, motorized wheelchairs and robotic prosthetic limbs.
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.
Fabry Disease Affects Spanish Patients Differently
A disease may not affect all populations in an equal manner. A recent study shows that Spanish patients with a rare genetic metabolic disease do not necessarily exhibit the same symptoms as those in other European countries.
Regenerating the Spine
Spinal cord injuries rarely heal fully, which can lead to permanent paralysis or  impairment. Lost function was believed to come from scar tissue. Research suggests there may be another explanation.
Brain Capitalizes on Emotion
When listening to stories full of emotion, it's normal to have a personal response. Storytelling can also stimulate a physical response in the human brain.
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.
FDA Warns Kellogg About Listeria
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued to the Kellogg Company, best known for making Corn Flakes cereal, a  warning letter after the pathogen Listeria was found at its Georgia food manufacturing facility.
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."