Botox has become a viable treatment option for those suffering from migraines, according to a new study from researchers at Academy of Neurology. The academy this week released a new set of guidelines for the drug, including treatments for a variety of neurological disorders. The drug, full name botulinum neurotoxin is best known as a cosmetic drug to treat aging skin.
Depression is a common side-effect in heart attack victims, according to a new study. The study, to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Athens, Greece, included more than 800 people younger than 75 with an average age of 62. All had suffered one heart attack. They compared this group to an equal number of similarly aged people who never had a heart attack.
Repeated sleepless nights could lead to changes in the brain, according to a new study from researchers at the department of Medical Imaging at Guangdong No. 2 Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, China. The researchers found that tracts of white matter carrying communication signals throughout the brain can be altered due to lack of sleep.
Exercise may be a key component in the protection against cognitive decline for the elderly, according to a new study from researchers at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. For the study the researchers collected data on the "rate of decline" of 1,228 people from the Northern Manhattan Study.
Those with autism are more likely to die younger from any cause than those without autism, according to a new study from researchers at the Karolinska Institute. For the study the researchers looked at data on 27,122 autistic adults diagnosed between 1987 and 2009. This mortality data was compared with that of roughly two million people without the condition.
A new study has found that stimulating the brain with electrical current can help boost recovery after a stroke. The study, published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine, involved 24 people who had had strokes at least six months before the trial began and still experienced difficulties while moving their arms or hands.
A new study has found that excessive use of cellphones could be linked to anxiety or depression. The study, which will be published in the May issue of Computers in Human Behavior, featured 72 students who were asked to spend five minutes writing about a personal flaw or weakness that made them uncomfortable.