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.

Neurological News: March 2021

What to know about foods and inflammation What to know about foods and inflammation
Chronic inflammation can happen with certain diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, psoriasis, and obesity.
Written by Beth Sissons | Medical News Today | March 31, 2021.
What is the life expectancy for people with Parkinson's? What is the life expectancy for people with Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It affects a person’s movement and mental ability, with the symptoms getting worse over time.
Written by Jayne Leonard | Medical News Today | March 29, 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.