January 16, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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Creativity May Rely on ‘Teamwork’ in the Brain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scientists may have discovered what makes a creative mind tick: stronger connections among brain regions that usually work in opposition to each other. For eons, researchers have wondered what sets the da Vincis, Shakespeares and Einsteins

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January 16, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electric zaps can help rewire the brains of Tourette syndrome patients, effectively reducing their uncontrollable vocal and motor tics, a new study shows. The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half

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January 10, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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Health Tip: Maintain Brain Health

(HealthDay News) — A healthy brain is necessary for a longer and fuller life. But increasing rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are threats to maintaining a healthy brain, the American Heart Association warns. Latest Neurology News In the United States, one of every three adults, or 75

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January 03, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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Can Caffeine Levels in Blood Predict Parkinson’s?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The way your body processes your morning cup of coffee might indicate whether or not you have Parkinson’s disease, a new study says. Japanese researchers found that low levels of caffeine were more common in people

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January 02, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Autism rates are much higher than originally thought but may have stabilized in recent years, a new study suggests. An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a

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January 02, 2018 by Contributor in Neurology
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NFL Tightens Concussion Protocol

The National Football League has toughened its concussion rules following an incident where the Houston Texans quarterback returned to the field after a hit that was hard enough to leave him on the ground with his arms shaking. Latest Neurology News The more stringent guidelines for handling possible concussions during

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