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What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome

What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome

Ulnar tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve in the wrist becomes compressed by a cyst or repeated strain. The nerve compression in ulnar tunnel syndrome can cause numbness or tingling in the hands or fingers. Surgery or wearing a wrist brace can often treat ulnar tunnel syndrome. Home exercises may also help. In this […]

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Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis

Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis

Investigating the byproducts of gut bacteria gives fresh insight into how the microbiome influences inflammation in the brain and its potential role in neurological conditions. Gut bacteria (depicted here) appear to play a role in brain inflammation. According to recent research, gut bacteria play a part in pretty much every facet of physiology, in both […]

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Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?

Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?

Psychopaths are known for their selfishness, callousness, and violence. These antisocial personality traits are often baffling to the rest of us, but could brain differences help to explain them? And, more importantly, do such hardwired differences help or hinder treatment? Some psychopaths are killers, but some make for great businessmen, researchers say. Psychopathy is generally […]

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Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures: Study

Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Less appears to be more when it comes to treating epilepsy with the marijuana extract cannabidiol, a new clinical trial suggests. Patients taking a 10-milligram (mg) daily dose of pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD) experienced nearly as great a reduction in seizures […]

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Want to Give Your Memory a Boost?

Want to Give Your Memory a Boost?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Whether you’re studying for an important exam or learning a new language, there’s more proof that nonstop cramming sessions may not translate into the long-term memory retention you want. Memory is a complex process that requires time for the brain to […]

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Use of MS Drug Expanded to Include Children

Use of MS Drug Expanded to Include Children

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its approval of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) to include children aged 10 and older. Latest Neurology News It’s the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children, the agency said in a news release. The drug was approved in […]

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Boosting memory: Serotonin receptor may be the key

Boosting memory: Serotonin receptor may be the key

A recent study gains fresh insight into the specific receptors that are involved in creating memories. The scientists hope that, in the future, this discovery could help to battle age-related cognitive decline. Understanding the nuts and bolts of memory might one day help us to enhance it. Designing a medication to enhance memory is the […]

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What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?

What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed, and a new survey identifies some of the most significant barriers — and […]