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Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn […]

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Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Latest Neurology News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The cost of essential medications for multiple sclerosis have nearly tripled this decade, despite the release of the first generic MS drug, a new study shows. The 2015 release of glatiramer acetate — the generic version of Copaxone — did nothing […]

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20 causes of numbness in the hands

20 causes of numbness in the hands

A number of conditions can cause the hands to feel numb. When a person has a sensation of numbness in the hands, weakness and painful tingling sensations may also occur. This article will explore some of the possible causes for numbness in a person’s hands, the accompanying symptoms, and some treatment options. The following cardiovascular […]

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1 in 4 Children With Autism Is Undiagnosed: Study

1 in 4 Children With Autism Is Undiagnosed: Study

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Far too many U.S. children with autism are waiting too long for a diagnosis, new research shows, and those delays can greatly affect their quality of life. About one in every four 8-year-olds assessed in the new study was found to have undiagnosed autism and […]

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Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romania during the Communist […]

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New study could ‘drastically’ change how we understand Parkinson’s

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor symptoms that include shaking hands and slowness of movement, but specialists still do not entirely understand what causes this disease. Newly published research may now overturn prevailing notions about key Parkinson’s mechanisms. Share on PinterestMotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease may be due to brain changes that take […]

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Repeated Boxing Head Injuries Cause Brain Shrinkage

Repeated Boxing Head Injuries Cause Brain Shrinkage

Latest Neurology News By Adam Townsend on 01/08/2020 2:47 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News The pursuit of glory in the boxing ring comes with long-term consequences like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which one new study shows can shrink fighters’ brains. The research adds to the large and growing body of evidence showing how dangerous combat […]

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What to know about vasovagal syncope

What to know about vasovagal syncope

The term vasovagal syncope describes fainting that occurs in response to a sudden drop in heart rate or blood pressure. The resulting lack of blood and oxygen to the brain is what causes a person to pass out. Doctors sometimes refer to vasovagal syncope (VVS) as neurocardiogenic syncope or reflex syncope. This condition typically occurs […]

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A key area of the brain is smaller in women on the pill

A key area of the brain is smaller in women on the pill

At the base of the brain is a small but crucial area that acts as a control hub for the nervous and hormonal systems. Now, a study has found that among women, it is significantly smaller in those using birth control pills. Share on PinterestNew research finds an intriguing link between birth control pills and […]

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Brain Damage Changes Over Time in Boxers, MMA Fighters

Brain Damage Changes Over Time in Boxers, MMA Fighters

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brain damage occurs in boxers and mixed martial arts fighters alike, but it unfolds differently as these athletes age, a new study finds. Among current fighters, the loss of brain volume results from tearing of nerve fibers as the brain moves inside the skull. Among […]