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How Does Depression Affect the Brain?

It is not unusual to become depressed after stressful experiences. When something happens, your brain controls your psychological and behavioral responses by evaluating how threatening an event is. The way your brain reacts to stress is usually essential for your survival, because it gives you extra energy to fight or flee …

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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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Infectious Meningitis Precautions

Meningitis refers to a condition that leads to the inflammation of the lining of your brain and your spinal cord. You may develop meningitis due to infection or non-infectious agents. Virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites are infectious agents, whereas radiographic dyes, drugs and tumors are non-infectious causes of meningitis. The …

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Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy

Cerebral palsy can be a debilitating illness, and it affects millions of people worldwide, young and old. In America, it is estimated that more than 760,000 people have cerebral palsy. Around 10,000 infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. With many people affected by cerebral palsy, it is possible …

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Concussions in Football

American football has been dealing with several controversies over brain damages suffered by players. Hundreds of former players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Football League, which has pushed the authorities to fund research work to identify the real cause of trouble. At the same time, helmet manufacturers …

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Headache Won’t Go Away

People get headaches every day and they can be very uncomfortable. The most common headache type is tension headache and it usually lasts for about 4 hours. For some people, however, the headache hangs on for days at a time. These long-lasting headaches can lead you to become very anxious. …

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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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Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disabling neurological condition with many different symptoms. It mostly affects middle age to older people, but can show up in younger people. Early onset Parkinson’s disease can show up just like the usual onset. Younger people may notice a hand tremor, or have trouble walking. The …

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