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By On February 24th, 2014

5 California Children Have Developed Polio-Like Illness

It has been decades since polio was considered a widespread disease, especially in the Western world where it has almost been entirely eradicated. But, that hasn’t saved a small group of children from California from developing polio-like conditions over a one-year period, according to a case report slated to be presented at the American Academy…

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By On September 25th, 2013

Breakthrough Could Mean Faster Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

A new discovery published yesterday in Annals of Neurology by scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine may allow for drastically faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). The team developed a brand new imaging tool to examine myelin damage in MS, offering the first non-invasive visualization of myelin integrity of the entire spinal…

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By On August 26th, 2013

Reducing Epilepsy Drug Dosage May Lower Chance of Birth Defects

Many women on medication for epilepsy find the desire to begin a family can be absolutely terrifying because of the high risk of having a child with a range of disabilities or malformations. But, researchers in Australia have found a possible solution that may give epileptic women greater chances of having a healthy and happy…

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By On August 23rd, 2013

Ultra-Early Stroke Treatment Greatly Decreases Risk of Disability

As reported by a new study in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, treatment within 90 minutes of experiencing stroke symptoms can greatly reduce the risk of suffering disability. The traditional knowledge has long suggested that fast treatment for stroke is imperative for preventing long-term symptoms such as disability. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s…

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By On April 14th, 2013

Online Game Can Diagnose Personality Disorder

By using an online strategy game, researchers noticed that individuals with borderline personality disorder played so erratically that they could be diagnosed by the other individual they played with. As reported by Medical Xpress, the healthy individuals playing the game gave up on strategy when playing against those with borderline personality disorder because they were…

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By On February 6th, 2013

Study Reveals Answer To How Autism Gene Passed Down

Experts have long been aware that autism spectrum disorder is passed down from generation to generation, possibly more than any other neuropsychiatric condition. The reason behind the heritability, however, has remained a mystery until recent studies. Medical Xpress reports that recessive genes carrying the ASD mutation are often passed down from parent to child, but…

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By On January 28th, 2013

Don’t Let Stress Take Its Toll

Dealing with stress just seems to be a part of life for many of us, but if not dealt with properly you are risking your mental and physical health. Stress can result in substance abuse, trouble sleeping, joint and muscle pain and many other harmful symptoms. Dr. Alan Gelenberg, chair of the Department of Psychology…

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By On November 21st, 2012

Vitamin D Could Lower MS Risk

Recent findings suggest that a lack of ultraviolet light, and thus a lack of vitamin D in pregnant women, can lead to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in newborns. Because of this, the risk for MS is highest in April and lowest in October. In fact, those born in April have up to a…

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