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What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain

What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain

Vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders are conditions that cause reduced blood flow to the back of the brain. Symptoms of restricted blood flow to the back of the brain, also called vertebrobasilar insufficiency, include dizziness and slurred speech. If something stops or disrupts blood flow to an area of the body, it is known as ischemia. When […]

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FDA OKs First Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient

FDA OKs First Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a regulatory first, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday said it had approved a drug with an ingredient derived from the marijuana plant. In a statement, the agency said it had “approved Epidiolex [cannabidiol, or CBD] oral solution […]

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What causes internal vibrations?

What causes internal vibrations?

Internal vibrations, also known as internal tremors, are symptoms that occur most commonly in people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or essential tremor. Internal tremors are not harmful, but they be can be worrying and may interfere with a person’s daily life. Internal tremors are shaking sensations felt inside the body. They occur without visible […]

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Pregnancy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Pregnancy

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and pregnancy definitions and facts Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that results in a disruption of information signals between the body and the brain that can cause neurological symptoms. MS is more prevalent in women of childbearing age than in any other group. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include: Multiple sclerosis […]

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Parkinson’s Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

Parkinson’s Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Compulsive gambling. Shopping until your money has run out. Eating until you’ve grown obese. Relentless sexual risk-taking. Medications that restore normal movement in patients with Parkinson’s disease can unlock their inner demons more often than thought, a new study finds. It’s […]

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Brain’s ‘support cells’ play active role in memory and learning

Brain’s ‘support cells’ play active role in memory and learning

New research provides further evidence that glial cells do more than support and nourish neurons, which were traditionally said to be the cells responsible for brain functioning. Astrocytes do more than just support neurons (depicted here). It appears that glial cells called astrocytes — so-called because they are shaped similarly to stars — play an […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

A recent study demonstrates how the chronic inflammation that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis affects the brain. The results may explain the cognitive symptoms described as “brain fog.” Using MRI (shown here), researchers examined how rheumatoid arthritis inflammation changes the brain. More than 1.3 million people in the United States live with rheumatoid arthritis. This is an […]

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What does it mean if you have shaky hands?

What does it mean if you have shaky hands?

Tremors in the hands can occur without a cause or as a symptom of an underlying condition. Shaky hands is not a life-threatening symptom, but it can have an impact on daily activities. Most people have a slight tremor in the hands, and it may be especially noticeable when holding the hands straight out in […]

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What is Evekeo?

What is Evekeo?

Evekeo is an amphetamine medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and obesity. Evekeo is a trade name for this formulation of amphetamine sulfate. There is no generic name, because the formulation of amphetamine is not currently available as a generic drug. It is a schedule II controlled substance because it has the potential […]

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Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible. Well, a new study offers some comfort because it found that kids with autism […]