Health News

In Case You Needed Another Reason to Quit Smoking
Smoking cigarettes may be linked to increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease.
Communicating a Failure to Communicate
Newcastle University scientists have identified a new gene which will allow rapid diagnosis and earlier treatment of a debilitating neuromuscular condition
Not Such a Long Stretch
New research reveals an early process in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that prefigures hallmarks of the diseases; muscle atrophy and weakness.
Magnesium Sulfate: A Better Buffer?
The use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) in rats was shown to significantly reduce neonatal brain injury associated with maternal inflammation or maternal infection.
A Focus on Locus Coeruleus
Past research has shown that damage to a certain part of the brain is linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Now, researchers have found that damage to that same part of the brain is linked to multiple sclerosis (MS).
Research Unveils a Most Valuable Player in Lou Gehrig's Disease
A look into cells known as oligodendrocytes provides insight into how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develops.
More Benefits to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of seizures in babies for about a after they are born. What's more, the risk of having a seizure is reduced the longer a baby is breastfed.
Beyond the Pale
Spending time in the sun can increase the amount of vitamin D you get. Vitamin D has been shown to strengthen your bones and immune system in addition to lowering the risk of certain diseases. Now it appears that sunlight and vitamin D may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
New MS Research Nothing to Sneeze At
Histamines are chemicals that are usually responsible for causing allergic reactions. However, research shows they may also help treat multiple sclerosis.
Paving the Way for a New Parkinson's Paradigm
Researchers have identified five new genetic variants that are thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease.