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2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2014-03-12 11:39:12

Gender identity issues more likely among children with autism and related disorders or ADHD, study finds Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. So says John Strang of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA, leader of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without...

2014-03-06 23:31:53

The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler, Baltimore personal injury attorney, is pleased to help spread the word about an orthotic garment available to help those with movement disorders. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Many who suffer from balance disorders, including multiple sclerosis and some forms of cerebral palsy, are finding a new treatment option can improve their balance and steady their gait. The system, invented by San Francisco physical therapist Cindy Gibson-Horn and...

2014-03-05 23:23:42

Movement Disorders Center One of Nine Sites Nationwide Doing the Test (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Movement Disorders Center will be one of nine sites in the United States taking part in a clinical trial of a new drug for Tourette syndrome, the health system announced today. The drug, AZD5213, targets the histamine H3 receptor. Histamine is commonly associated with allergies and the immune system, but it also plays a role in regulating dopamine and the...

2014-03-04 23:02:28

Researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec have found high levels of a certain protein in individuals affected by essential tremor, a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions. This discovery is very timely as March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month in the U.S. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 A team of researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people...

Shake-canceling Spoon Developed To Help Patients That Suffer From Tremors
2014-03-03 10:23:28

[ Watch The Video: Liftware Stops Shakey Hands ] University of Michigan Health System For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study conducted at the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor, the most...

2014-03-01 23:01:04

Attorney Jeff Rasansky offers information on cerebral palsy awareness month, as well as ways in which one can help raise awareness of this condition. (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness month, and organizations all around the country are gearing up to boost knowledge about this condition by holding marathons, social activities and talks to educate members of the public. Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder affecting an individual's mobility. Despite...

2014-02-28 23:04:55

New Study in AOTA's American Journal of Occupational Therapy Provides Insight Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 New research conducted by a group of occupational therapists provides insight into the specific social activities that challenge children and pre-teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By looking at the participation rates of more than 700 children between ages 5 and 13, researchers found that children with ASD experience a lack of participation in social...

2014-02-27 18:19:38

Research results published in the Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience journal Research by Beaumont Health System radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons found that symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, or TN, a nerve disorder causing severe facial pain, were reduced in those treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. The results were published in the February issue of the journal Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. TN is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...


Latest neurological disorders Reference Libraries

Cephalalgia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:12:25

Cephalalgia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Headache Society. The journal is subtitled 'An International Journal of Headache'. The journal was established in 1981 and is published tri-weekly (or 16 times per year). It was previously published by Blackwell Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David W. Dodick of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Cephalalgia provides an international forum for research, review and discussions on...

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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-02-17 16:02:53

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral disease, spread by rodents, that presents as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) is the causative agent and is a member of the Arenaviridae family. The name is from the tendency of an individual to have high levels of lymphocytes during infection. It is spread by the common house mouse. Mice become chronically infected by keeping the virus in their blood. Female mice will...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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