Neurological News: December 2020

What can cause numbness in the right hand? What can cause numbness in the right hand?
Many different conditions can cause numbness in the right hand, ranging from nerve problems to nutritional deficiencies. Some are serious while others are not a cause for concern.
Written by Jesse Klein | Medical News Today | December 22, 2020.
10 causes of hand weakness 10 causes of hand weakness
Hand weakness can occur due to a variety of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and ganglion cysts.
Written by Jenna Fletcher | Medical News Today | December 21, 2020.
What to know about cysts in the brain What to know about cysts in the brain
A cyst is a sac of tissue filled with another substance, such as air or fluid. Cysts can form in all parts of the body, including the brain.
Written by Jesse Klein | Medical News Today | December 21, 2020.
What to know about Rett syndrome (RTT) What to know about Rett syndrome (RTT)
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare genetic condition that results in certain mental and physical disabilities. It tends to only affect females.
Written by Adam Rowden | Medical News Today | December 21, 2020.
What can cause vision loss in one eye? What can cause vision loss in one eye?
Vision loss can affect one or both eyes. Depending on the cause, a person may experience vision loss with dark, partial, or blurry vision.
Written by Hana Ames | Medical News Today | December 20, 2020.
What to know about absence seizures What to know about absence seizures
Absence seizures cause momentary lapses in consciousness. During a seizure, the person may look as though they are daydreaming.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | December 20, 2020.
What to know about vision loss What to know about vision loss
Vision loss refers to either complete or partial loss of vision. Depending on the cause, it may occur suddenly or gradually over time, and in one or both eyes. Some types of vision loss are temporary or reversible.
Written by Hana Ames | Medical News Today | December 20, 2020.
Why do my feet ache at night? Why do my feet ache at night?
Several things can cause a person’s feet to ache at night, including some lifestyle factors and certain medical conditions. However, a range of accessible treatments can help relieve the pain.
Written by Lois Zoppi | Medical News Today | December 20, 2020.
What is post-intensive care syndrome? What is post-intensive care syndrome?
Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) refers to a group of health impairments that can occur after a person survives a life threatening condition. It can cause physical, cognitive, and mental health conditions.
Written by Helen Millar | Medical News Today | December 15, 2020.
Symptoms and treatment of fetal alcohol syndrome Symptoms and treatment of fetal alcohol syndrome
If a baby has exposure to alcohol in the womb, they can develop a range of conditions known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). The most severe of these disorders is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
Written by Jennifer Huizen | Medical News Today | December 14, 2020.