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MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol

MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol

New research investigates the effect of following a Wahls paleo diet on fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS). A diet rich in vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish may improve fatigue in MS. According to some estimates, at least two-thirds of people with MS experience debilitating fatigue as part of their condition. There are many possible explanations […]

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Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?

Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?

In today’s world, it seems pretty much everyone uses smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. But our brains may not thank us for it, according to new research showing that overuse of electronic devices correlates with a poorer understanding of complex, scientific texts. People who constantly use their electronic devices may find it harder […]

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Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments

Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments

Scientists have found a way to make older brain stem cells in rats more youthful. The discovery could lead to improved treatments for aging-related diseases that degrade the brain and nervous system. Researchers managed to rejuvenate stem cells, inching closer to more effective treatments for MS. The research concerns oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs), which are […]

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Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds

New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person’s ability to multitask. Women are no better at multitasking than men, new research shows. Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping, the belief that women are better at multitasking than men is very prevalent. In fact, in a 2015 […]

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Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)

What is Nuedexta? Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in adults. This condition makes you have episodes of crying or laughing that are involuntary and out of your control. Nuedexta contains a combination of two drugs: dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs […]

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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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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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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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Can Major Surgeries Cause a Long-Term ‘Brain Drain’?

Can Major Surgeries Cause a Long-Term ‘Brain Drain’?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Before any surgery, you typically hear warnings about risks like bleeding and infection, but new research suggests that problems with thinking or memory can often follow a major procedure. The study found that people who had surgery had an increased risk […]

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FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There have been 118 more reports of e-cigarette users suffering seizures since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned the public about the danger in April. That brings the total number of reported cases to 127 between 2010 and 2019, the agency said Wednesday. […]