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Got Chronic Neck Pain? Stop Smoking Now!
It’s a well-known fact — cigarettes are bad for your health. Just how far the negative health effects of cigarettes reach, however, may come as a surprise to many.
What Exercise Could Do for Men's Bones
Bone health is probably something you don't plan on worrying about until you're older. But for men, bone health later in life may have something to do with their earlier years.
New Guidance for Prolonged Seizure Treatment
When seizures go on for too long, they can put patients' lives at risk. And doctors now have some new guidance on how to treat patients with prolonged seizures.
How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain
As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that.
What Seafood Could Do for Dementia Risk
Despite its many nutritional benefits, seafood contains mercury — a known neurotoxin. But new evidence suggests eating seafood may actually lower the risk for one neurological disorder.
Searching for Multiple Sclerosis
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) can be tough, partly because the symptoms can be different for each patient. But that might be about to change.
An Old Drug with New Tricks
Parkinson’s disease has long been in the public eye, partly due to efforts by affected celebrities like Michael J. Fox. But a cure remains elusive. However, an unexpected treatment may improve some of the disease’s most debilitating symptoms.
Work It Out for Low Back Pain
Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. But a little exercise may be able to help.
Good News for Parkinson's Patients
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may be able to continue taking their medications without risking cognitive decline, new evidence suggests. {C}
Experimental Rx Could Boost Memory
In Alzheimer's treatment, an experimental drug could offer some exciting possibilities. {C}