Neurological News: January 2021

Can you take aspirin for a migraine? Can you take aspirin for a migraine?
People can take a range of medications for migraine, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin. For many, aspirin is an affordable, convenient, and effective migraine treatment.
Written by Jessica Caporuscio, Pharm.D. | Medical News Today | January 29, 2021.
How long do migraine attacks last? Duration, symptoms, and what to do How long do migraine attacks last? Duration, symptoms, and what to do
Migraine can cause severe, recurrent, and potentially disabling headaches that typically last from 4–72 hours.
Written by Zia Sherrell, MPH | Medical News Today | January 29, 2021.
22 brain exercises to improve memory, cognition, and creativity 22 brain exercises to improve memory, cognition, and creativity
The brain is the most complex organ of the body. It regulates multiple bodily functions, interprets incoming sensory information, and processes our emotions. It is also the seat of memory, intelligence, and creativity.
Written by Jon Johnson | Medical News Today | January 27, 2021.
What causes hypersomnia and how to treat it What causes hypersomnia and how to treat it
Hypersomnia is excessive daytime sleepiness, and it has many possible causes. For example, it may occur with sleep conditions, such as narcolepsy, or develop after a head injury.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | January 24, 2021.
How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed? How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?
No single test can confirm multiple sclerosis (MS) or discount it. Instead, doctors test for MS by ruling out other possible diagnoses and then looking for signs of MS-related damage.
Written by Zawn Villines | Medical News Today | January 19, 2021.
What is xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)? What is xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)?
Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare genetic disorder that affects the skin, the eyes, and sometimes the nervous system. It disrupts the body’s ability to repair damage from sunlight and other sources of UV light.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | January 19, 2021.
Is it normal to talk to yourself? Is it normal to talk to yourself?
Researchers have widely studied the act of talking to yourself, concluding it is a common and normal behavior. People refer to talking to yourself as self-talk or self-directed talk.
Written by Jesse Klein | Medical News Today | January 6, 2021.
What to know about speech therapy What to know about speech therapy
Speech therapy provides treatment and support for people experiencing speech disorders and communication problems. The approach is useful for treating several issues in both children and adults.
Written by Adam Rowden | Medical News Today | January 5, 2021.