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Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms and Signs A brain aneurysm is a bulging area within the wall of an artery that supplies the brain. In most cases, brain aneurysms do not produce symptoms. In some cases, the aneurysm may cause symptoms by pushing on other areas of the brain. Depending on the size of the aneurysm and […]

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Surgeons Give 13 Paralyzed Adults Hand, Arm Movement

Surgeons Give 13 Paralyzed Adults Hand, Arm Movement

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Thirteen paralyzed young adults have regained elbow and hand movement after undergoing complex surgery in Australia, surgeons report. The patients now brush their hair and teeth, feed themselves and put on makeup — tasks that were impossible before the “nerve transfer” surgery, the doctors report […]

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Concussion Recovery Isn’t the Same for Every Football Player

Concussion Recovery Isn’t the Same for Every Football Player

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain high school and college athletes require a longer-than-normal recovery period after a concussion. Researchers say blood tests can predict which ones. “With so many people sustaining concussions and a sizable number of them having prolonged symptoms and recovery, any tools we can develop to […]

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quetiapine (Seroquel)

quetiapine (Seroquel)

What is quetiapine (Seroquel)? What is quietiapine used for? Quetiapine is an oral atypical antipsychotic drug. What brand names are available for quetiapine? Seroquel and Seroquel XR are the brand names available for quetiapine in the US. Is quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for quetiapine […]

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Stimulants (ADHD)

Stimulants (ADHD)

What are stimulants? Stimulants are medications or other compounds (including caffeine, cocaine and nicotine) that stimulate the central nervous system (CNS) in most individuals. Stimulants can be addictive and often are abused. Stimulants have similar effects as amphetamine. They stimulate the brain by increasing the level and effect of the natural neurotransmitters, dopamine, and norepinephrine […]

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lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)

lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)

What is lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)? What is Latuda used for? Lurasidone (Latuda) belongs to a class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. Other members of this class include clozapine (Clozaril), risperidone (Risperdal), aripiprazole (Abilify) and ziprasidone (Geodon). Atypical antipsychotics like lurasidone are considered the standard of care for treating schizophrenia. Additionally, in clinical studies lurasidone […]

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testosterone gel (Androgel)

testosterone gel (Androgel)

What is testosterone gel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm, Axiron, Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male sex […]

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cefuroxime, Ceftin, Zinacef

cefuroxime, Ceftin, Zinacef

What is cefuroxime? What are the uses for cefuroxime? Cefuroxime is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, chemically similar to penicillin. Cephalosporins stop or slow the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall that surrounds each cell. The cell wall protects bacteria from the external environment and keeps the contents of the […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Child Burns

Health Tip: Preventing Child Burns

Pain-Relief Tips for Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, and Strains in Pictures Need pain relief? WebMD shows you what to do if you’ve hit your head, sprained your ankle, or had a bruise, strain, or some other minor injury. Read more: Pain-Relief Tips for Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, and Strains in Pictures

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Health Tip: Ear Piercing For Kids

Health Tip: Ear Piercing For Kids

(HealthDay News) — Getting ears pierced must be done with sterile equipment, and parents and kids need to know how to take care of new piercings at home, says Riley Hospital for Children. Latest Healthy Kids News To avoid infection, the hospital suggests: Never pierce the ears of newborns. Make sure sterile procedures are in […]