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Cinnamon: A Future Treatment for MS?

Cinnamon has shown promise in helping diabetes patients with blood glucose control and in treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and now the spice could one day benefit patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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New Data on Qudexy XR

Upsher-Smith announced the results of a year-long, open-label extension study of the safety and efficacy of Qudexy XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules as adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory partial-onset seizures (POS).

People with Dementia Often Not Screened

More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their cognitive function.

Parkinson's Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Medications commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping, and/or hypersexuality.

No Link Between Vaccines, Multiple Sclerosis

There is no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndromes, according to a recent study.

Can Cocoa Improve Memory Loss?

A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, according to a small new study.

Herpes Simplex Virus and Alzheimer's Disease

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.

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Molecule Discovery Could Lead to New Parkinson's Drug

Research published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry suggests that a newly designed molecule, if developed into a drug, could slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Skin Biopsy May Help Detect Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Earlier

A skin test may help diagnose Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases by detecting potential biomarkers, new research has shown.

'Bionic Hand' Procedure Successful in Three Patients

In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria.

Women with MS May Be Lacking in Key Nutrients

Compared to healthy individuals, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of key antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients such as folate and vitamin E.

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Is Roseroot a Reliable Alternative for Nervous System Ailments?

Is Roseroot a Reliable Alternative for Nervous System Ailments?

The perennial plant has been used to treat depression, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue.

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Athletes

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Athletes

Accurate identification, assessment and evaluation of concussions will enable clinicians to determine when it is safe for young athletes to return to competition.

Drug Therapies for Restless Legs Syndrome

Drug Therapies for Restless Legs Syndrome

Willis-Ekbom disease, otherwise known as restless legs syndrome, is a neurologic disorder that affects up to 10% of Americans. Individuals with RLS develop irresistible urges to move their legs accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs.

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