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gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, Gralise, Neurontin)

gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, Gralise, Neurontin)

What is gabapentin enacarbil? How is gabapentin enacarbil used? Gabapentin enacarbil is used for treating restless leg syndrome (RLS) and postherpetic neuralgia. It is a prodrug of the anticonvulsant gabapentin, which means it is first converted to gabapentin in the body before it can have its effects. The mechanism of action of gabapentin in treating […]

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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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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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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. […]

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Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism

Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For parents of a child with autism, communication is often the No. 1 hurdle. But what if there were a simple way to help them get their youngster talking? A new study suggests there just might be. It’s called “pivotal response […]

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Rugby-Style Tackling Might Make Football Safer

Rugby-Style Tackling Might Make Football Safer

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could the rugby way of tackling lower the risk of concussions in American football? A new study claims it could, by reducing the force of head impacts. “For athletes who participate in a sport that involves a tackle or direct contact, adapting a rugby-style tackle […]