Vitamin B12 may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease, according to new evidence that suggests the vitamin and an amino acid called homocysteine may both be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s.
When nerve cells fire signals at an excessive speed, seizures occur; they may be set off by a head injury or birth defect that affects the chemistry of the brain. Often, seizures in babies are triggered by a high fever; this type of seizure is called febrile seizure; recurrent seizures may indicate
Home treatment for dementia involves teamwork among health professionals and caregivers to create a safe and comfortable environment and to make tasks of daily living as easy as possible. A diagnosis of dementia can create feelings of anger, fear, and anx
The sciatic nerve is a collection of nerve roots that exit the spine in the lower back and form the large nerve that supplies the back of the leg. Irritation of the sciatic nerve can lead to symptoms of leg pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the affected leg. This type of condition typically a
Alzehiemer's Disease has no known cure, and the secrets to preventing it are not yet known. But research supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and other public and private agencies offers tantalizing clues about the origins and development of AD.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic, often poorly understood, syndrome characterized by severe pain and changes in the tissues and bones. The late stage of RSD usually begins within 6-12 months of an injury and can last for years. Thi