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Vitamin B12 Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

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.

Signs & Symptoms of Seizures in Infants

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

Antiseizure Drug Depakote Under Fire

The antiseizure drug Depakote has been linked to birth defects and lower IQs among children exposed to it in the womb, but millions of American women may be taking it without knowing the risks.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Ischemic Preconditioning and Clinical Scenarios

Cerebral ischemia resulting from cardiac arrest and stroke is a leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Can the neuroprotective effects of ischemic preconditioning improve outcomes?

Dementia-Home Treatment

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 Evidence for Symptomatic Treatments in ALS

While amyotrophic lateral sclerosis remains a progressive and invariably fatal disease, much can be done to improve the patient's quality of life. What symptomatic interventions are available?

Is It MS or Something Else?

Do those symptoms you’re feeling mean that you have multiple sclerosis? Learn from WebMD what else might explain the signs.

High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Whether it's labeled high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome, the condition presents daily challenges. WebMD examines the treatments, challenges, and ways families can help.

How to Test the Sciatic Nerve

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

House Passes Stem Cell Bill, Again

The Democratic-led House has backed expanding embryonic stem cell research for the second time in a year, repeating a challenge to President Bush, who opposes the expansion.

Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?

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.

What Are the Treatments for Late RSD?

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