Neurological News: April 2021

What to know about meningiomas What to know about meningiomas
A meningioma is cancer that starts in the space between the skull and brain or the spine and spinal cord. It is the most common type of primary brain cancer.
Written by Jessica Caporuscio, Pharm.D. | Medical News Today | April 28, 2021.
What to know about MS and memory loss What to know about MS and memory loss
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and memory loss often occur together. The cognitive symptoms in MS are typically mild. However, people with MS might notice that they have trouble finding the right word or start forgetting steps in everyday tasks, such as putting detergent in the washing machine.
Written by Elaine Goodman | Medical News Today | April 28, 2021.
What to know about CNS lymphoma What to know about CNS lymphoma
Central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is a cancer that affects the lymphatic system in the brain or spinal cord. It begins in immune cells called lymphocytes and weakens the body’s defenses against pathogens.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | April 27, 2021.
What to know about narcolepsy with cataplexy What to know about narcolepsy with cataplexy
Narcolepsy with cataplexy, now known as type 1 narcolepsy, is a chronic neurological disorder that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle and involves muscle weakness.
Written by Jenna Fletcher | Medical News Today | April 27, 2021.
What to know about excessive face and head sweating What to know about excessive face and head sweating
Sweating is a healthy, natural process that helps cool the body and prevent overheating. However, some people may experience excessive sweating of the face and head, which could be a sign of an underlying condition.
Written by Jennifer Huizen | Medical News Today | April 23, 2021.
What to know about maladaptive daydreaming What to know about maladaptive daydreaming
Daydreaming is a regular part of daily life for many people. However, some experience frequent and intrusive daydreams that disrupt their everyday tasks.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | April 20, 2021.
What to know about amygdala hijack What to know about amygdala hijack
The amygdala can activate a person’s fight-or-flight response as a reaction to a real or perceived threat of danger. Amygdala hijack describes the perhaps unnecessary triggering of this response and the actions that follow it.
Written by Adam Rowden | Medical News Today | April 19, 2021.
What to know about a tingling tongue and anxiety What to know about a tingling tongue and anxiety
Tingling and numbness are among the most common symptoms of anxiety. While it is common to feel tingling in the hands or feet, it is also possible to notice these symptoms elsewhere, including the tongue.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | April 13, 2021.
Spinraza (nusinersen) Spinraza (nusinersen)
Spinraza is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s FDA-approved to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in adults and children.
Written by Amber Watson, PharmD | Medical News Today | April 11, 2021.