April 26, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In rare cases, seizures that cause convulsions and a loss of consciousness can raise the odds of sudden death in people with epilepsy, neurologists warn. These attacks are known as generalized tonic-clonic seizures, according to a new guideline from the

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates. University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-year-olds with autism. Most participants saw the link between adulthood

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten ‘Off’ Time for Parkinson’s Patients

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease through the difficult times when their usual medication stops working, a new trial suggests. As the movement disorder progresses, the effectiveness of the usual

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April 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests. The findings are based on just six patients, and the Australian

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April 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Can a slight charge of electricity improve an ailing memory? Maybe, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. Timed correctly, deep brain stimulation can help people whose memory is lapsing. The treatment can restore the normal flow of

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face. But there’s new hope for at least some patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved a hand-held device to treat

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