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Stroke Rehabilitation Exercises

Stroke recovery can be a long and complicated process. It will be difficult to rebuild bodily control and strength after a stroke. How much help you need usually depends on the extent of neurological damage you may have suffered. Loss of balance and control are usually the most common issues …

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Bell’s Palsy Recovery

Bell’s palsy refers to a condition in which the muscles of the face become paralyzed. Affecting one side of the face at a time, it is caused by the inflammation of the facial nerve. It can affect people of any age, but it usually hurts those who have diabetes or …

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Do You Dream in a Coma?

Often people confuse being in a coma as being asleep, but they are in no way near the same. A person sleeping can be awoken if you touch or talk to him/her. However, you cannot wake a person in coma in the same way. The person is so deep in unconsciousness, he/she …

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Waking Up with a Headache

Waking up in the morning is supposed to be an energetic and refreshing moment to start a new day. The last thing anybody wants or expects is to wake up with a headache. For some people, this nuisance makes them weary, and leaves them fatigued. However, for others the pain is so severe …

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Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition which affects various parts of the brain; however, most deleterious effects are observed in the substantia nigra – a part of the brain which is responsible for balance and movement control. According to latest statistics, this disease affects more than 4 million people …

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Trapped Nerve in Neck

A pinched or trapped nerve in neck can cause neck pain or pain which extends to the arms and hands. It is referred to as pinched nerves when a nerve or set of nerves get injured or damaged. Nerves are responsible for transmitting impulses to and from the brain, for …

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Medication for Dementia

Dementia is a medical term that refers to a group of symptoms that progressively affect memory, thinking and social skills sufficiently to interfere with daily activities. Whilst most types of dementia cannot be cured, there are some medicationsfor dementia that can slow down the advancement of cognitive impairment. Medication for …

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Long Term Effects of Concussions

Concussions occur when there is trauma to the head which results in a brain injury. The trauma can be a blow to the head or even due to violent shaking. Some people, due to their work (like certain professional athletes), experience multiple concussions in the course of their careers that …

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Is Motor Neurone Disease Hereditary?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neurone disease occurs when special nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord do not work properly and degenerate. These motor neurons are important in muscle activity because they control your ability to walk, grip, speak, swallow and breathe. As neuro degeneration progresses, you …

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Can Epilepsy Be Cured?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the CNS, in which the neuronal activity is distorted, causing periods of unusual activity or seizures, and loss of consciousness. The symptoms of the seizure vary widely. Some people with the epilepsy simply stare for few seconds blankly during a seizure, while others twitch …

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