February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In what they call a first, researchers say they can predict whether some infants under the age of 1 will actually develop autism in their second year. The new experimental technique, using standard brain screening, is

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February 13, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Even after their symptoms disappear, concussion patients may still have difficulty driving, a small study suggests. The study included 14 college-age participants who were tested on a driving simulator within 48 hours after they no longer felt the effects of

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February 10, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) –Emflaza (deflazacort) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in people five years and older, the agency said Thursday in a news release. The corticosteroid is designed to reduce inflammation and suppress the

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February 10, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — College students seem to take longer to recover from concussion than the average in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the medical charts of 128 students who suffered a concussion during the 2014-2015 academic year at Northwestern

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February 10, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Space Reshapes Astronauts’ Brains: Study

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts’ brains change shape while in space, a new study indicates. Brain scans of astronauts before and after spaceflight found their brains compress and expand during space missions. The findings could lead to new ways to treat health conditions that

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February 09, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Maker of Memory Supplement Charged With Fraud

Latest Neurology News A company that sells a memory supplement based on a glowing jellyfish protein has been charged with fraud by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general. Officials allege that Wisconsin-based Quincy Bioscience is falsely marketing Prevagen as a memory booster and falsely claiming

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