July 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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PTSD After Head Injury May Signal Brain Changes

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered biological differences in the brains of head injury patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specifically, the area of the brain that controls emotion — the amygdala — is larger than normal in those who develop

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July 14, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a great deal of attention paid lately to the potential lasting damage of head blows suffered by professional football players. But what about other sports where repeated trauma to the head is also common?

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July 13, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS, Study Says

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women with a longer history of breast-feeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than mothers who skip breast-feeding or nurse for briefer periods, a new study suggests. Researchers compared nearly 400 women with MS

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July 13, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorders tend to avoid eye contact and look away from other people’s mouths, behaviors that are likely influenced by genetics, new research suggests. Roughly 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. The disorder

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July 11, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Lumosity Brain-Training Didn’t Boost Thinking Skills: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young adults did not appear to sharpen their decision-making skills after using the online brain-training program Lumosity, a new study reports. A group of study participants aged 18 to 35 who received intense Lumosity training five

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July 11, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Can a Spritz of ‘Love Hormone’ Help Kids With Autism?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Social skills of children with autism appeared to improve slightly after a nasal spritz of oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” researchers report. However, the study was small, and it’s not clear if the typical improvement in

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