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How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the rump, providing nerve endings through the leg. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is centered on the lower back, and the cause is usually from a ruptured disc in the spinal column that […]

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Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports. Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to 5-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder […]

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MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicare rule changes could trigger a spike in out-of-pocket drug costs for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Due to rules that restrict access and require patients to cover more of the cost, those without low-income subsidies can expect to spend almost $6,900 a year out […]

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Women’s Brains May Be More ‘Age-Resistant’ Than Men’s

Women’s Brains May Be More ‘Age-Resistant’ Than Men’s

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Boys will be boys” goes the old saying, but girls might have the last laugh. It turns out that female brains tend to age more slowly, researchers report. On average, women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than those […]

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Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brain surgery’s pretty serious, but someday patients may laugh their way through it. A young woman with epilepsy who was undergoing surgery at Emory University in Atlanta did just that, even cracking jokes during her procedure, according to a new study. Neuroscientists at Emory School […]

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‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech. The feat was accomplished with the assistance of five epilepsy patients. All had been […]

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Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The most potent drug available for Parkinson’s disease, levodopa, treats symptoms of the disease but does nothing to either ease or increase its still-mysterious underlying causes, a new clinical trial has concluded. Doctors often delay prescribing levodopa, or L-dopa, to Parkinson’s […]

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Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Latest Neurology News SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Boosting athletes’ neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., who are looking to prevent these serious head injuries […]

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First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved

First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent complex partial seizures in adults and children 10 and older with epilepsy. Latest Neurology News “The availability of high-quality generic alternatives of critically important medicines, once the period of […]