May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

Latest Neurology News (HealthDay News) — Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain. The American Academy of Family Physicians reminds seniors to: Play online games designed to sharpen memory. Play board

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Compound in Pot Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol — a non-intoxicating chemical — reduced seizure frequency by 39

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May 23, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Dozens of Genes Linked to Intelligence Identified by Scientists

Latest Neurology News Scientists who identified 52 genes associated with human intelligence say their findings could help improve understanding of our thinking abilities and lead to improved treatment of learning disorders. The findings, made by analyzing the DNA of 80,000 people of European descent, appear in the journal Nature Genetics.

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May 18, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic people are less likely than white people to make an appointment to see a neurologist, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers found that black people with conditions that affect the brain, such as Parkinson’s disease and

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May 16, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Study Looks at Parkinson’s Effect on Life Span

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and dementia with Lewy bodies die about two years earlier compared with people who don’t have these conditions, a new study suggests. The report provides new clues about the survival of patients with

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May 16, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

zonisamide (Zonegran)

What is zonisamide-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zonisamide is an anti-seizure medication. Zonisamide is primarily used to treat partial-seizures. Scientists do not known how exactly zonisamide works in the body. Zonisamide is presumed to work on the sodium and calcium channels in the brain cells where

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