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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental disorder. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of 2,300 people from nearly 500 families with at least two children with autism. […]

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Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Smoldering” spots in the brains of multiple sclerosis patients may signal more aggressive and disabling forms of the disease, researchers report. Their finding may help test the effectiveness of new treatments for these types of MS. The investigators used specialized brain scans to examine the […]

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Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The length of time that NFL players are sidelined after a concussion has tripled in the past two decades, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from the 2012-2015 pro football seasons. They found that the players who suffered a concussion returned to play an […]

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paliperidone (Invega)

paliperidone (Invega)

What is paliperidone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Paliperidone (Invega) is an oral, atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. It is a short acting form of Invega Sustenna and Invega Trinza. Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include Atypical antipsychotics differ from typical antipsychotics because they cause a lesser degree of movement (extrapyramidal) side […]

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Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bingeing on social media isn’t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular. “Almost all of the […]

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ADHD Meds May Alter Boys’ Brains

ADHD Meds May Alter Boys’ Brains

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One of the most popular and effective medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to alter the brains of boys with the disorder, a new study shows. While the researchers couldn’t say for certain whether the changes were good […]

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Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three who contracted measles earlier this year died on Tuesday. Latest Infectious Disease News Rotem Amitai, 43, worked for El Al and had traveled from New York to Tel Aviv a few days before developing a fever on March 31, but […]