Neurological News: September 2020

What causes blackouts? What causes blackouts?
A blackout is a loss of consciousness or complete or partial memory loss. Possible causes of blackouts include epilepsy and drinking a large volume of alcohol.
Written by Veronica Zambon | Medical News Today | September 28, 2020.
What causes left arm pain but no chest pain? What causes left arm pain but no chest pain?
Pain in the left arm without chest pain can result from a range of issues, including injuries and nerve damage.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | September 22, 2020.
What to know about the gag reflex What to know about the gag reflex
The main purpose of a gag reflex is to contract the throat to prevent a person from choking.
Written by Louise Morales-Brown | Medical News Today | September 21, 2020.
Sharp, shooting pain in the leg that comes and goes: Causes and treatment Sharp, shooting pain in the leg that comes and goes: Causes and treatment
Sharp, shooting pain in the leg may result from a cramp, an injury, or nerve damage. Some of these issues require professional treatment.
Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | September 13, 2020.
What to know about waking up with a swollen lip What to know about waking up with a swollen lip
Waking up with a swollen lip may cause concern to some people. A swollen lip can happen for several reasons, including an allergic reaction, an injury, or another medical condition.
Written by Lois Zoppi | Medical News Today | September 10, 2020.
What happens to the brain as we age? What happens to the brain as we age?
Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but it is not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently.
Written by Hannah Nichols | Medical News Today | September 9, 2020.