MS symptoms often appear long before the diagnosis, study finds

Years before they are diagnosed, persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) make significantly more visits to doctors and hospitals than others. Specialists have recently discussed whether this might represent a preliminary phase of MS – known as a prodrome. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now published results of a study suggesting that, in many cases, […]

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'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people are living with a permanent disability related to traumatic brain injury in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The physical, mental and financial toll of a TBI can be enormous, but new research from the University of Georgia provides promise. […]

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Study shows decline in subarachnoid hemorrhage hospitalizations during COVID-19 pandemic

New research led by investigators from Boston Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital demonstrates the significant decline in hospitalizations for neurological emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – bleeding in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain – hospitalizations declined 22.5 percent during the study period, which is consistent with the […]

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Living with a disability is very expensive – even with government assistance

Edward Mitchell is 34 years old and lives in Jackson, Tennessee, with a spinal cord injury caused by a hit-and-run accident that happened when he was 17. He has plenty of expenses that all Americans have, like groceries and utilities. But to maintain his independence, he also has to pay for home modifications to accommodate his wheelchair, personal nursing care, […]

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This Mom Blogger With ALS Wants Other Disabled Parents to Know They Aren't Alone

Imagine you’re a young mother, dealing with the relentless physical demands of a baby. You know, the ones like making sure they don’t stick something in their eye, or picking them up and putting them down for non- stop mealtimes and diaper changes. These are demands that can sap any able-bodied person’s energy and mental sanity. Now imagine you’re that […]

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Alendronate Plus D3 Apotex

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ALENDRONATE PLUS D3 APOTEX Alendronate sodium and colecalciferol Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Alendronate Plus D3 APOTEX. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor and […]

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Disability, quality of life, mood may affect sleep in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Sleep quality is associated with mood state, disability, and quality of life among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Scientific Reports. Carla Marinelli, from the University Hospital of Padua in Italy, and colleagues evaluated sleep quality among 166 IBD patients to identify possible independent risk factors for sleep disturbance, including demographic […]

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