Neurological News: October 2020

What are the effects and risks of mixing cannabis and caffeine? Despite the increase in data, researchers are still unclear about the effects of combining cannabis and caffeine. However, some evidence suggests there may be risks in mixing these substances. Written by Jessica Caporuscio, Pharm.D. | Medical News Today | October 5, 2020. What to … Read more

Neurological News: September 2020

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? Pain in the left arm … Read more

Neurological News: August 2020

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection? Certain disease-causing bacteria can sometimes enter the body. Once inside, they may multiply and cause an infection. The symptoms that occur will often depend on the location of the infection in the body. Written by Jennifer Huizen | Medical News Today | August 29, 2020. Why is … Read more

Neurological News: June 2020

Isaac syndrome: Definition, symptoms, and management Isaac syndrome is a rare condition that causes uncontrollable muscle activity. The muscle movement occurs continuously, even during sleep or while a person is under anesthesia. Written by Jennifer Huizen | Medical News Today | June 11, 2020. Hyperthymesia: What is it? Hyperthymesia is an ability that allows people … Read more

Neurological News: February 2020

Nerve compression syndrome: Definition and treatments Nerve compression syndrome can develop due to excess pressure on a nerve. It can affect the hands, arms, legs, and other parts of the body. Written by Beth Sissons | Medical News Today | February 27, 2020. What to know about Robertsonian translocation Robertsonian translocation is the most common … Read more

Neurological News: January 2020

Abdominal migraine: What to know Abdominal migraine is a type of migraine that affects the stomach. It remains unclear what causes abdominal migraine, but the symptoms may be treatable using medication. Written by Aaron Kandola | Medical News Today | January 31, 2020. What to know about ayahuasca Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea that originates … Read more

Neurological News: December 2019

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions? Ecstasy — or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — is a recreational drug that is illegal in the United States. However, some researchers believe that it could aid in mental health therapy. A new study in mice puts this idea to the test. Written by Maria Cohut, Ph.D. | Medical News … Read more

Neurological News: November 2019

One ketamine shot could help heavy drinkers cut down New research finds that the combination of a single shot of ketamine and a memory retrieval technique can significantly reduce alcohol cravings and harmful drinking behavior among people who drink heavily. Written by Ana Sandoiu | Medical News Today | November 29, 2019. Through my eyes: … Read more