Dr. David Newell, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.

    All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing half the skull is a drastic step, but it's one that can save lives in people over 60 who've had a severe stroke, new research indicates.

    Unfortunately, even though the procedure -- called hemicraniectomy -- reduces pressure on a swel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests.

    Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This latest finding might lead to n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented -- by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer.

    Within that world, the patient controlled a "virtual arm" and apparently relieved his ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans live relatively close to a hospital that can give emergency stroke treatment, few actually receive the recommended therapies, a new study suggests.

    People suffering a stroke caused by a blood clot -- which most strokes ar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Video games might help people with dyslexia improve their ability to read, a new study suggests.

    Dyslexia, which affects between 5 percent and 10 percent of people, is a learning disorder that causes problems with reading and writing.

    St...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selective breeding of toy dogs is now resulting in a common condition that can cause skull and brain changes with painful and debilitating effects, a new British study finds.

    The condition, called Chiari malformation, is caused by breeding that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selective breeding of toy dogs is now resulting in a common condition that can cause skull and brain changes with painful and debilitating effects, a new British study finds.

    The condition, called Chiari malformation, is caused by breeding that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selective breeding of toy dogs is now resulting in a common condition that can cause skull and brain changes with painful and debilitating effects, a new British study finds.

    The condition, called Chiari malformation, is caused by breeding that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who are unfortunate enough to have both parents suffer from Alzheimer's disease may face yet another worry: an increased risk of early, Alzheimer's-related brain changes.

    In a new study, researchers found that of more than 50...Full Article