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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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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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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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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 […]

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After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests. The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who’d suffered a concussion at any time in their life were 85 […]

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Disney’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Could Pose Risk to People With Epilepsy

Disney’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Could Pose Risk to People With Epilepsy

The new animated movie “Incredibles 2” has scene with flashing lights that could pose a risk to people with “who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities,” Disney warns in an advisory sent to theaters. Latest Neurology News The memo asks theaters showing the movie to flag customers to the scene, USA Today reported. […]

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Even Modern Care Wouldn’t Have Saved RFK: Study

Even Modern Care Wouldn’t Have Saved RFK: Study

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The care received by Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot in the head 50 years ago this month was the best possible at the time, and his injuries were so severe that he’d still have a low chance of survival today, researchers say. The […]

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Symptoms

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Symptoms

Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEMMedical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD It takes a celebrity to draw attention to illnesses that often fly under the radar. Such is the case of William “The Fridge” Perry, the Ex-Chicago Bear football player who came to national attention when the team won the Super Bowl with Perry […]

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Getting your bell rung was once a badge of honor in sports. The ability to shake it off and not miss a play was accepted and routine. But it had been known for almost a hundred years that repeated hits to the head had long-term consequences and “dementia pugilista” was the term used for a […]

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Bell’s Palsy Symptoms

Bell’s Palsy Symptoms

Bell’s palsy is a condition that affects the facial nerve, and therefore the function of the muscles, on one side of the face. The facial nerve is one of the 12 cranial nerves and is given the designation of the 7th cranial nerve (CN VII). There is a facial nerve on each side of the […]