Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Low levels of manganese in welding fumes cause neurological problems

Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels below federal occupational safety standards exhibit neurological problems similar to Parkinson's disease, according to new research at Washington University School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: Zika increasingly alarming but Rio Olympics should be OK

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika virus may now be tied to another brain disease

The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain's myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika virus, a wolf in sheep's clothing

The world's latest health scare is a seemingly minor illness that carries a killer wrapped inside: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sweeping Latin America, usually lasts less than a week, except when it derails a whole life.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson's patients

Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control, tremors, stiffness and, in later stages, problems with balance.

Genetics

Researchers discover new genetic brain disorder in humans

A newly identified genetic disorder associated with degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans, along with the genetic cause, is reported in the April 24, 2014 issue of Cell.

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