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A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Medical News Today)

How to relieve fibromyalgia pain
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this article, learn about scientifically proven methods to improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms. (Medical News Today)

New drug halves previously untreatable migraine attacks
A new compound, called erenumab, was found to be successful in treating migraines for which other treatments had previously failed. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between polymyalgia and fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a nervous system condition that causes widespread pain in the body. Attacks can vary in severity. Polymyalgia is an autoimmune condition that causes similar painful symptoms in the neck, shoulder, and hip muscles. Learn more about the similarities and differences between these conditions here. (Medical News Today)

ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Medical News Today)

Sitting harms brain health, regardless of exercise
A small study of middle-aged and older adults reveals that more sitting time is linked to greater thinning of a brain region that is important for memory. (Medical News Today)

Late menopause may protect women's memory
New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later. (Medical News Today)

How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins. (Medical News Today)

'Mutant ferrets' shine a light on human brain evolution
While using a novel, genetically modified ferret to investigate microcephaly, researchers stumble across clues as to the evolution of our large brains. (Medical News Today)

Could your fitness boost your kids' brain power?
Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows. (Medical News Today)

Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds
If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death. (Medical News Today)

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation. (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation
A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear
Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility. (Medical News Today)

Micro concussions may alter football players' brains
A study investigating minor blows to the head finds differences in the brains of footballers and cross-country runners. Are micro concussions to blame? (Medical News Today)

Brain cells keep growing well into our 70s
For many years, scientists have thought that brain cells in the hippocampus stop generating as we get older. The latest study concludes the reverse. (Medical News Today)

How does sex affect your brain?
Sex can truly be the spice of life, but what does it do to the brain, and how does it impact our hormonal activity? This Spotlight investigates. (Medical News Today)

What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?
A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more about the numerous causes and related symptoms of the condition here. (Medical News Today)

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

What causes dizziness when bending over?
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when bending over is a common complaint. Many of the causes of dizziness are not harmful, such as low blood pressure or a medication. It can also indicate treatable conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, and inner ear infections. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it
While previous studies have shown that people with insomnia are often asleep without knowing it, new research looks at the brain to explain why that is. (Medical News Today)

Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's
Scientists find that a lack of dopamine in the brain may cause some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition with growing prevalence. (Medical News Today)

How much will this hurt? Brain waves may hold the answer
By measuring brain waves, it might soon be possible to predict who will respond more sensitively to pain. The secret, it seems, lies in our alpha waves. (Medical News Today)

Uncovering stroke's psychological impact
The latest research investigates the after effects of stroke. Aside from the more obvious physical issues, what other problems do stroke survivors face? (Medical News Today)

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