April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An ingredient in marijuana may reduce seizures in people with a severe form of epilepsy, a new study suggests. The ingredient in question is cannabidiol — a molecule from the marijuana plant that does not create a “high.” The drug

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Losing a job might increase your risk for a fatal stroke, a new study from Japan suggests. “While the Japanese culture is different from the U.S. culture, the implication is that job security could help reduce

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Hockey Doesn’t Seem to Hit Players’ Thinking Skills: Study

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The pounding that professional hockey players take on the ice doesn’t seem to damage their thinking skills in retirement, a small study suggests. But they do appear to struggle with high levels of behavioral and emotional problems, the researchers added.

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Is MS Contagious? (Multiple Sclerosis)

Alternative Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A person with MS has many problematic challenges they face daily, even with symptomatic drug treatment. There are alternative and complementary treatments for MS that can be beneficial in addition to drug treatment protocols. For example, these CAM therapies have been shown to relieve

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April 13, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism ‘Cures’

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Don’t fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. There’s no cure for the neurodevelopmental disorder, the agency said. Yet bogus “cures” and therapies abound — from toxin removal to raw camel milk. Some

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April 13, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Scientists Extend Lives of Mice With ALS

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A recent discovery in mice might one day lead to a new approach for treating people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers report. They found that suppressing a single protein significantly extended the lives of mice with a form of

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