Health News

There's a New Rx for a Common Huntington's Symptom
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication to treat a common symptom of Huntington’s disease.
Experts Issue Statement on Medical Marijuana
Thus far, 21 states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana use to relieve symptoms of various illnesses. That substance may help some, but not all, people with brain diseases.
Which Drug is Best for Chorea?
Sorting through different medications to see which one works best for you can be a daunting task for both the patient and sometimes his or her physician. When it comes to drugs to treat chorea from Huntington's disease, the process may be getting easier.
Huntington's Disease Culprits Identified
Huntington's disease is stubborn. It clings to a genetic defect passed down through families, and no current treatment slows its progression. But a new discovery may change that.
Genes and Huntington's Disease
Genetic counseling is a wonderful tool to learn about your genes and the genes you are passing on to your children. Some fatal genetic disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, which causes some brain cells to waste away, may also be transferred genetically.
Emergency: Why Am I Here?
When admitted to a hospital emergency department, elderly patients who suffer from dementia and delirium often do not understand why they are there. They also tend to not understand ER discharge instructions.
Hunting Down Huntington's Disease
Findings from a new study indicate a host of new clinical, functional, and neuroimaging tests are able to track the progression of Huntington's disease (HD) before outward symptoms begin to appear.
Strawberries Get Sweeter
A naturally occurring compound found in strawberries and other produce has been shown to slow motor problems and death associated with three models of Huntington's disease.
Triple-Header Treatment?
The discovery of a small family of molecules could lead to big advances in the treatment of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. The molecules protect brain cells in these nerve-degenerative diseases.
The Pen Behind 'Potter' Establishes MS Research Institute
Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has donated £10 million to the University of Edinburgh to establish the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.