March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids’ Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals. Analysis of death records found that kids with an autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

‘Heads Up’ Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

By Richard MonksHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a one-third lower risk of head injury, according to a new study. And, in those players who

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Former NFL player Dwight Clark Has ALS

Latest Neurology News Former NFL player Dwight Clark says he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and he believes football caused the condition. The former 49ers wide receiver revealed the diagnosis on social media Sunday. He said he first noticed symptoms in September

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won’t Curb Men’s Dementia Risk

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A daily dose of vitamin E or selenium supplements won’t keep dementia at bay in older men, new research reveals. “After an average of five years of supplementation, and up to 11 years of follow-up, we

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98 percent accurate in kids between the ages of 3 and 10,

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Vertigo Causes

What Causes Vertigo? Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Dr. Charles “Pat” Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the

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