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How a gut infection might spark Parkinson’s

How a gut infection might spark Parkinson’s

Over recent years, researchers have become increasingly interested in the link between the immune system and Parkinson’s disease. Using a mouse model, scientists recently explored the potential role of a bacterial gut infection. A recent study examines how a gut infection might trigger Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease develops due to the slow depletion of dopamine-producing […]

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Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment: Study

Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the risk. The findings […]

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Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?

Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?

Despite evidence that some active substances in cannabis may support some aspects of health, many people who use this drug, and particularly those who smoke it, develop symptoms of dependence. A new clinical trial shows that a safer, cannabis-based medication can counter dependence. A safer cannabis extract could help users fight cannabis dependence, according to […]

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ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in […]

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Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a poorer response to their initial treatment than average-weight kids do. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a […]

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Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson’s?

Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson’s?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson’s patient? It might — at least for some. So claims a new two-year study that tracked the sexual habits and disease progression among 355 Parkinson’s patients. “This is in line with data […]

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Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

By scanning the brains of hundreds of convicted murderers, a recent study has zeroed in on significant differences in the gray matter of homicide offenders, compared with that of people who have carried out other violent crimes. A new study examines the brains of killers. In 2016, there were an estimated 17,250 murders in the […]

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What is kaleidoscope vision?

What is kaleidoscope vision?

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Does ADHD affect IQ?

Does ADHD affect IQ?

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