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Impact of SAMMPRIS: Polling Results From the ICAD Symposium

Impact of SAMMPRIS: Polling Results From the ICAD Symposium

What impact has SAMMPRIS had on clinical treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease and the design of future trials? The authors report on poll results from the ICAD symposium.
Suicide Risk From 11 Epilepsy Drugs

Suicide Risk From 11 Epilepsy Drugs

The FDA warns that 11 epilepsy drugs double a person's risk of suicidal behavior or thoughts -- although the overall risk remains small.
Is Neuropathy Reversible?

Is Neuropathy Reversible?

Unfortunately, once neuropathy appears, you cannot reverse it. At the most, you can slow down the progression before it has lifelong consequences. It is important to not only know the signs of neuropathy, but also how to prevent it from progressing.
Alzheimer's Disease Could Triple by 2050

Alzheimer's Disease Could Triple by 2050

16 Million Americans Could Be Afflicted, Costing $300 Billion
Viral Encephalitis Treatment

Viral Encephalitis Treatment

Many cases of viral encephalitis are mild and mimic the flu. People with mild encephalitis will likely never know they had the disease. However, encephalitis can change very rapidly, suddenly becoming a serious and life-threatening illness. This makes it important to seek treatment as soon as you su
Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease.
Recognizing the Early Symptoms of MS

Recognizing the Early Symptoms of MS

What are the symptoms associated with the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
Intracranial Ependymoma

Intracranial Ependymoma

Ependymomas are derived from a neoplastic transformation of the ependymal cells, which line the ventricular system.
Recent Advances in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Recent Advances in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most prevalent hereditary neuromuscular disorder. What progress has been made in understanding its genetic basis, and what's the latest on treatment?
Epilepsy Drug, Pregnancy Up Autism Risk

Epilepsy Drug, Pregnancy Up Autism Risk

Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant may increase their child's risk of autism, a new study shows.
Pinched Nerve in Back Treatment

Pinched Nerve in Back Treatment

A pinched nerve in your back may cause radiating pain, weakness and numbness in your legs. It may also lead to incontinence and loss of bowel control. This isn't always the case---symptoms depend on the severity of the pinched nerve. Just as severity varies, so do treatment plans, which range from d
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Blows Up Social Media

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Blows Up Social Media

It seems like every celebrity is getting in on it, from pop stars to athletes to politicians, as well as millions of ordinary people across the social media universe.
Identification of Toxic Neuropathies: Cardinal Tenets

Identification of Toxic Neuropathies: Cardinal Tenets

What are systemic signs of toxin intoxication? Learn about the diagnosis and management of toxic neuropathy.
Nerve Damage Symptom in Teeth

Nerve Damage Symptom in Teeth

When infection damages the nerves inside the teeth, the symptoms are easy to notice and often painful. But that's a good thing, because untreated nerve damage can lead to severe pain and even tooth loss. Dental surgeons can fix the problem before it becomes serious, so knowing when you have nerve da
ADHD Drugs: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher?

ADHD Drugs: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher?

Children and teens who take stimulant ADHD drugs may be at higher than normal risk for sudden cardiac death, but the events are still very rare.
What Is ADHD?

What Is ADHD?

What is ADHD? WebMD explains this common disorder that affects both children and adults. Find out what causes it, what the symptoms are, and how it’s treated.
1st Report of Deja Vu in Blind Person

1st Report of Deja Vu in Blind Person

Two English researchers describe what they say is the first report of dj vu in a blind person.
Driving After a First-Ever Seizure

Driving After a First-Ever Seizure

Dr Andrew Wilner discusses the current environment of motor vehicle restrictions for people with epilepsy and a new study providing insight on accident risk in individuals with a first-ever seizure.
Adenosinergic System: Therapeutics for Drug Addiction

Adenosinergic System: Therapeutics for Drug Addiction

An elucidation of the role of the neurotransmitter adenosine and the adenosinergic system in drug addiction and withdrawal syndromes may lead to new therapeutics based on the adenosinergic concept.