• What to know about absence seizures

    Absence seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, are a type of epilepsy. They occur due to brief periods of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

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  • New biomarker candidate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    A research team has developed a diagnostic tool for the rare neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study used the patented immuno-infrared sensor to analyze folding changes of proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of ALS patients after specific binding.

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  • Stroke and altered mental state increase risk of death for COVID-19 patients

    People hospitalized with COVID-19 and neurological problems including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying than other COVID-19 patients, according to a new study. These findings have the potential to identify and focus treatment efforts on individuals most at risk and could decrease COVID-19 deaths.

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  • Can COVID-19 Cause Seizures?

    We already know there are a number of neurological complications that can be caused or complicated by COVID-19 and evidence now suggest that seizures could be another one of those issues.

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  • 4 Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

    Relief often comes in the form of ibuprofen or a prescription rescue medication, but did you know there are natural, drug-free ways to fight (and prevent!) those crippling migraine headaches, too?

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  • New anti-AB vaccine could help halt Alzheimer`s progression, preclinical study finds

    A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta may be safer and offer clinical benefit in treating Alzheimer's disease. The vaccine uses immune cells known as dendritic cells loaded with a modified A beta peptide as the antigen.

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  • Why a Brain Tumor Does Not Always Mean You Have Cancer

    If you’ve just found out you have a brain tumor, you might be surprised to learn it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. There are many different types of brain tumors. Some are benign (not cancerous) and others are malignant (meaning cancerous).

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  • Could loss of interest be sign of dementia risk?

    Older adults with severe apathy, or lack of interest in usual activities, may have a greater chance of developing dementia than people with few symptoms of apathy, according to a new study.

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  • Why is my sciatica not going away?

    Sciatica is a type of nerve pain that radiates down the back into the hip and leg. It often goes away in a few weeks, but for some people, the condition is chronic.

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  • What is confusion, and what can cause it?

    Confusion can occur with many medical conditions. It involves changes in attention and thinking. Anyone who experiences confusion with no clear cause should receive medical care immediately.

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