August 18, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson’s Care

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease patients get as much benefit from seeing a neurologist via home video conference as from seeing a local doctor in person, a new study reports. The research included nearly 200 patients who received either care from their usual

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August 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson’s disease? It just may help, a researcher says. “We’re not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory function,” said Elizabeth Stegemoller, an assistant

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August 11, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More Americans than ever are living with epilepsy, federal health officials reported Thursday. According to the new report, 1.2 percent of the population — about 3 million adults and 470,000 children — were being treated for

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August 09, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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teriflunomide (Aubagio)

What is teriflunomide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Teriflunomide is an oral immunomodulatory agent used for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It inhibits dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, an enzyme used to make pyrimidine which is used to build DNA. The exact mechanism of

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August 09, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with a particular genetic cause of autism show structural abnormalities in the brain that are readily detected with noninvasive imaging, according to a new study. Using MRI brain scans, researchers found clear brain structure abnormalities

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August 08, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)

What is dimethyl fumarate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dimethyl fumarate is an oral disease-modifying agent used for treating relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Teriflunomide (Aubagio), Interferon beta-1a (Avonex), interferon beta-1b (Betaseron), glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), interferon beta-1b (Extavia), fingolimod (Gilenya), mitoxantrone (Novantrone), interferon beta-1a (Rebif), and

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