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Getting Quality Autism Therapy From Thousands of Miles Away

Getting Quality Autism Therapy From Thousands of Miles Away

Latest Neurology News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — By the time he was 7 months old, John Michael Crawford had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis, associated with a high risk of developmental delays, including autism. Early intervention programs are believed to help reduce that […]

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In a First, Doctors Use Robotics to Treat Brain Aneurysm

In a First, Doctors Use Robotics to Treat Brain Aneurysm

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Canadian doctors who conducted the first robotic surgery to treat a brain aneurysm say the approach could boost the availability and precision of lifesaving stroke care. Use of the technology could also be a first step toward remote robotic surgery for stroke and other conditions […]

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Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

Latest Neurology News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with autism, a new study warns. Phthalates are chemicals found in many household products, including cosmetics and plastics. The […]

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As Prices Rise for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Meds, Patients Go Without

As Prices Rise for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Meds, Patients Go Without

Latest Neurology News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, a new study finds. Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as out-of-pocket costs increase, said senior researcher Dr. Brian Callaghan, a […]

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Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson’s

Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson’s

Latest Neurology News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape. Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were about 30% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease […]

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Lab Discovery Offers Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Lab Discovery Offers Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new discovery could lead to better treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report. MS occurs when immune cells get into the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing nerve damage that results […]

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Many Can Suffer Facial Paralysis — and Its Emotional Toll

Many Can Suffer Facial Paralysis — and Its Emotional Toll

Latest Neurology News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans develop some form of facial paralysis from a variety of causes. The loss of facial control and expression that follows can bring sometimes devastating stigma, depression and anxiety, a new study shows. This seems […]