Neurological News: March 2021

Tips and techniques for migraine prevention Tips and techniques for migraine prevention
It may be possible to prevent migraine by avoiding triggers, adjusting dietary or lifestyle factors, or taking supplements. Preventive migraine medications are also available.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | March 10, 2021.
What to know about neuropathic itch What to know about neuropathic itch
A neuropathic itch is an itch that results from nervous system damage rather than issues with the skin.
Written by Steph Coelho | Medical News Today | March 9, 2021.
What are the early signs of MS? What are the early signs of MS?
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease of the central nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy nerves of the brain and spinal cord.
Written by Jayne Leonard | Medical News Today | March 7, 2021.
What to know about 'thought blocking' What to know about ‘thought blocking’
Thought blocking occurs when someone is talking and suddenly stops for no clear reason. Losing one’s train of thought now and then is common and not usually anything to worry about.
Written by Jennifer Huizen | Medical News Today | March 5, 2021.
What are the types of autism? What are the types of autism?
In the past, doctors diagnosed autism according to four different subtypes of the condition. However, healthcare professionals now classify autism spectrum disorder as one broad category with three different levels to specify the degree of support an autistic person needs.
Written by Adam Rowden | Medical News Today | March 4, 2021.

Neurological News: February 2021

Vomiting and migraine relief: What to know Vomiting and migraine relief: What to know
Some people who experience migraine headaches may find that vomiting helps with symptoms, particularly nausea. Vomiting could help by releasing pain-relieving chemicals or changing blood flow to relieve nausea.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | February 25, 2021.
What is the Spurling test, and what does it show? What is the Spurling test, and what does it show?
Doctors use Spurling tests to assess possible causes of neck pain. A positive result can indicate a pinched nerve.
Written by Danielle Dresden | Medical News Today | February 25, 2021.
What is high functioning autism? What is high functioning autism?
Autism is a developmental disability. High-functioning autism generally refers to autistic people who have significantly developed language and independent living skills. However, the term is problematic, and it is not a clinical diagnosis.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | February 24, 2021.
Mycapssa (octreotide) Mycapssa (octreotide)

Mycapssa (octreotide) is a prescription capsule used to treat acromegaly. Learn about its generic, dosage, cost, and more.
Written by Amber Watson, PharmD | Medical News Today | February 20, 2021.
Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have a stroke, and many will experience communication problems as a result.
Written by Yvette Brazier | Medical News Today | February 18, 2021.
What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a ministroke, occurs when the blood supply to the brain temporarily stops.
Written by Yvette Brazier | Medical News Today | February 16, 2021.
What to know about hemorrhagic stroke What to know about hemorrhagic stroke
A hemorrhagic stroke can happen when blood from an artery begins bleeding into the brain after a blood vessel bursts.
Written by Valencia Higuera | Medical News Today | February 15, 2021.
What causes migraine in children? What causes migraine in children?
People of all ages experience migraine, and the symptoms in children are similar to those in adults. They may include a moderate-to-severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Written by Veronica Zambon | Medical News Today | February 12, 2021.
Everything you need to know about propranolol Everything you need to know about propranolol
Propranolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. It works by acting on the nerve impulses in specific areas of the body such as the heart. This causes the heart to beat slower and more steadily.
Written by Jon Johnson | Medical News Today | February 11, 2021.
Menstrual migraine treatment and prevention Menstrual migraine treatment and prevention
The term “menstrual migraine” refers to migraine episodes that appear to be connected with the menstrual cycle. Many people find that hormonal changes can trigger their migraine symptoms.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | February 9, 2021.

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