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When Can Kids Return to Play After a Concussion?

When Can Kids Return to Play After a Concussion?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though coaches and parents are more alert to the need for emergency attention after young athletes suffer a concussion, many may not realize how long symptoms and other effects can linger. A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that 31 percent of […]

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Health Tip: Concussion Recovery for Children

Health Tip: Concussion Recovery for Children

(HealthDay News) — A concussion is a brain injury that results from an impact to the head. Latest Neurology News While it usually isn’t life-threatening, a concussion can cause short-term and long-term problems. Parents and caregivers of concussed children should take an active role in their recovery, the New York State Department of Health says. […]

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phenytoin (Dilantin)

phenytoin (Dilantin)

What is Dilantin? Phenytoin is an oral and injectable anti-seizure medication first synthesized in 1908. Why is Dilantin prescribed to patients? Phenytoin is an anti-seizure medication (anticonvulsant) used for preventing or treating generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures, complex partial seizures (psychomotor seizures), and seizures occurring during or after neurosurgery. It may be used alone or […]

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Could Too Much Soda Worsen MS?

Could Too Much Soda Worsen MS?

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Popping open too many sodas or other sweetened beverages each day might worsen symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, new research suggests. It’s important to note that the small study could only point to an association — it couldn’t prove that high soda intake causes […]

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Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fatigue can plague many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). But a small new study suggests a soothing cup of hot cocoa may bring some relief. Like dark chocolate, cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which are abundant in fruit and vegetables and have been linked with […]

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tizanidine (Zanaflex)

tizanidine (Zanaflex)

What is tizanidine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tizanidine is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It works on alpha2 receptors in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and blocks nerve impulses from reaching muscles which produces muscle relaxation. The FDA approved tizanidine in November 1996. What brand names are available for […]

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Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It may be possible to restore brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease and reverse a patient’s condition, something no current treatment can do, according to British researchers who conducted potentially groundbreaking clinical trials. They cautioned the trial was small — just 41 patients — and […]

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baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

What is baclofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Baclofen is an oral and injectable medication that relaxes skeletal muscles, the muscles that move the skeleton (and also called striated muscle). Chemically, baclofen is related to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use to […]

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Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

How do medical professionals diagnose vertigo? During an evaluation for vertigo, the health care professional usually asks questions to take a history of the events and symptoms associated with vertigo. This includes medications taken (even over-the-counter medications), recent illnesses, and prior medical problems. Even seemingly unrelated problems may provide a clue as to the underlying […]