Patient-doctor relationships are even more important to good health than previously thought. Of 300 obese people, those who described their doctor as "helpful" lost twice as many pounds as those who didn't. See how involving your physician can help you succeed.
When seizures can't be controlled with medication or surgery, people with epilepsy are often left with few other treatment options. Discover how a novel device — which uses tiny, painless electrical pulses — could offer new hope.
When William learned his headaches were caused by a serious condition in his brain, he and his wife traveled from Virginia to see neurosurgeon Geoffrey Colby. After several delicate procedures, William's back to living life to the fullest. Watch his story.
Autopsies of almost every patient with ALS show telltale protein clumps in the brain. Scientists didn't know what the protein did or why it was harmful in clusters — until now. See how this discovery could point to new ways of preventing and treating ALS.
On an international scale, herpes is especially difficult to detect. Current testing methods often fail in Africa, where rates are among the highest in the world. A team of researchers created the first-ever genomic "library" of the disease, laying the foundation for a universal screening tool and vaccine.
Two recent studies suggest that brain tumors aren’t all alike. Even among their categories, like glioma, DNA variations have been found. Discover how genetic analysis might help doctors classify these tumors — and predict their behavior — more accurately.
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