When US scientists introduced stem cells to the damaged brains of live mice, they were surprised by the results: the treated mice scored significantly better on learning and memory tests than their untreated peers.Monday, 29 April, 2013, 9:49am
The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, says a study on how people become hooked on booze. Neurologists at the University of Indiana asked 49 men to drink either their favourite beer or Gatorade, the non-alcoholic sports drink, while their brains were scanned by positron emission tomography (PET). The goal was to look at dopamine, a chemical in a part of the brain called the ventral striatum that gives the sensation of reward.17 Apr 2013 - 3:31am
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The condition of a 20-year-old Tin Shui Wai woman with Japanese encephalitis improved from serious to stable yesterday, but her neighbours called for the hygiene department to step up mosquito controls.
A large-scale anti-mosquito-spraying operation was carried out in the Yuen Long district yesterday, while 21 residents were given blood tests at a health department station.7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
When Letty Lam Foon-yee gave birth to a daughter 17 years ago, she wasn't sure the child would survive. Rainbow Tang Wai-hung weighed just 900 grams and developed cerebral palsy, which affects movement control. Now a Form Five student studying at a mainstream school, Rainbow is a top student, a swimmer and plays the piano.
'Everyday is a bonus to me,' Lam said.14 May 2012 - 12:00am
The majority of neurologists on the mainland can't distinguish Parkinson's disease from Parkinson-plus syndromes, according to experts who used yesterday's World PD Day to raise awareness of the illnesses among medical staff and the public.12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Young women, here's a compelling reason to lead a healthy lifestyle: do it for your future children's sake. Diabetic or obese mothers are more likely to have a child with autism or other neurodevelopmental disability, according to a major study published yesterday in the journal Pediatrics.10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Great spot for world-class water sports19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Paint the town purple - that's what one Hong Kong charity hopes the community will do to help raise awareness of epilepsy this month.6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Alexander Mortensen remembers his first seizure vividly. Not only the before and after - he remembers the whole episode, including the attack. That's because he was conscious the entire time.
'I was sitting down watching TV, and suddenly I went stiff, rigid, and started shaking uncontrollably,' the5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Lack of a particular protein in early brain development might be the root of certain types of epilepsy.12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
When Ada Wong felt dizzy and fell to the ground, her friends thought she was fooling around. She, too, thought it was nothing serious. But when it happened again a few days later, she consulted a doctor. She was diagnosed with epilepsy, a neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures with uncontrolled body movement and dizziness.29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease allows patients to spend more time at home before going into a care home and, in wealthy countries, saves around US$10,000 per patient, according to an international report.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Feng Xin, 40, is the executive director of the Guangzhou YangAi Special Children Parents' Club, one of the few non-governmental organisations on the mainland that helps the parents of children with disorders such as Down's syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Twenty people crippled by spinal injuries will take part in the second phase of a Hong Kong study using cord blood cells in which one patient has already recovered feeling in a paralysed limb.
Researchers are still recruiting participants, but seven patients who have already undergone surgery are progressing well with no side effects.21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am