Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about facial tics
Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday activities. Facial tic disorders include transient tic disorder, chronic motor tic disorder, and Tourette's syndrome. Read about treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Am I too narcissistic? You asked Google – here’s the answer
Every day millions of people ask Google life ’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesThe very fact that you ’re asking this question suggests it’s more than likely you’re not. Not in the truly scientific sense of the word anyway. This is because one of the traits that tends to characterise those who exhibit excessive narcissism is an inability to engage in self-reflection. Such individuals typically have grandiose ideas about themselves and rarely consider that there might actually be something “wrong” with them, so I doubt you’d be asking this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Honey Langcaster-James Tags: Psychology Science Source Type: news

Maldon boy bravely describes living with Tourette ’s in moving video
Ryley Newman, from Maldon, Essex, was diagnosed aged eight with the condition, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round into this early cancer detection company
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. raised a $300 million from several Chinese investors on top of $1.2 billion in two earlier rounds over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which has been rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. A year ago, it bought Chinese blood diagnos tics company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round into this early cancer detection company
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. raised a $300 million from several Chinese investors on top of $1.2 billion in two earlier rounds over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which has been rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. A year ago, it bought Chinese blood diagnos tics company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Google's New Voice Bot Sounds, Um, Maybe Too Real
The company touts AI that peppers its conversation with "uh" and "hmm" to imitate the tics of human speech. Many observers took issue with how the bot apparently tricked a human on the phone.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Novel Endocannabinoid Modulator Improves Tics in Tourette's
(MedPage Today) -- In small study, total number, intensity decreased with minimal side effects, although no change for vocal tics (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

'I'm just the same as you': Tourette's sufferer creates video to stop his bullies
First grader Gavin Clampett, of Connecticut, experiences a variety of motor and vocal tics due to the neurological disorder, including grunting, exaggerated sniffing and blinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Versatile sensor against tumor initiating cells
(Institute for Basic Science) The IBS researchers developed the first fluorescent sensor to visualize TICs. Functional in lung, central nervous system, melanoma, breast, renal, ovarian, colon, and prostate cancer cell cultures, this could become a useful tool for biopsy-free post-treatment assessment and anti-TIC drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chinese boy has his tics cured by a poo transplant
The nine-year-old, from China, suffered from his involuntary tics for nearly three years. But they were stopped after undergoing the transplant to replenish his gut with 'good' bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Tourette's Tics Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Tourette's Tics
Deep-brain stimulation significantly improves tics associated with Tourette's syndrome, a new registry-based study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome
The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10 countries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBS Suppresses Tics in Uncontrolled Tourette Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 45% improvement in tic severity, but 35% of patients report side effects (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Electric zaps can help rewire the brains of Tourette syndrome patients, effectively reducing their uncontrollable vocal and motor tics, a new study shows. The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tics are common in famous boys choir
(Wiley) 'Tis the season for choirs to raise their voices in holiday song. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shock troupe: medical film and the performance of 'shell shock' for the British nation at war - Powell JM.
In 1917, physician Arthur F. Hurst began filming the peculiar tics and hysterical gaits of 'shell-shocked' soldiers under his care. Editions of Hurst's films from 1918 and 1940 survive. Cultural products of their time, I argue, the films engaged with conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Here ’s the Surprising Celebrity Zac Efron Wants a Love Scene With
This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s seen the new Baywatch movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron, but the former High School Musical lead revealed in a new “73 Questions” video with Vogue that The Rock is, indeed, pretty much his celebrity crush. “He’s perfect,” Efron said of sharing a (comedy) kiss with his beloved co-star and notable inspirational person in their movie. And when asked who he would like do a love scene with in future? “The Rock. Finish what we started,” he quipped in response. Efron, who will next be seen ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities zac efron Source Type: news

OCD Is Not Just Having A Few Odd Tics. It's A Disordered Way Of Thinking .
When people joke about being “so OCD,” what they mean to say is that they have a preference for something to be ordered specifically (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare genetic variants found to increase risk for Tourette syndrome
An international team led by researchers from UCLA and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified the first definitive genes associated with Tourette syndrome, giving scientists a long-sought foothold on the biology of the disease.The report in the June 21 issue of Neuron describes the discovery of rare mutations — either deletions or duplications of genetic material — in two neurodevelopmental genes, NRXN1 and CNTN6, in people with Tourette syndrome, a disorder characterized by multiple chronic, involuntary motor and vocal tics.“This is a first, key step in understanding the role of these genes in the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tic disorders: Causes, types, and diagnosis
Tics are involuntary, repetitive sounds or movements. We take a closer look at three types of tic disorders: vocal, motor, and Tourette's syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Social Anxiety Case / OCD & Tics After Strep / Maryland Medical Director Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 26-year-old student reports feeling very anxious when giving a presentation, taking an examination, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Behavioral Therapy Now First Line for Tics Behavioral Therapy Now First Line for Tics
Practicing habit reversal therapy is just as effective as drug therapy for tics and Tourette syndrome, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tourette-like tics vanish in mice treated with histamine
Yale scientists produced increased grooming behavior in mice that may model tics in Tourette syndrome and discovered these behaviors vanish when histamine — a neurotransmitter most commonly associated with allergies  — is introduced into their brains. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Streptococcal Throat Infection Linked to Mental Disorders
Risk of mental disorders up, especially OCD, tics with streptococcal and non - streptococcal infection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

First clear-cut risk genes for Tourette disorder revealed
Tourette disorder afflicts as many as one person in a hundred worldwide with potentially disabling symptoms including involuntary motor and vocal tics. However, researchers have so far failed to determine the cause of the disorder, and treatments have only limited effectiveness, in part because the genetics underlying the disorder have remained largely a mystery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genetic basis of some cases of Tourette ’s disorder discovered
Researchers have discovered four genes that are associated with a higher risk of developing Tourette ’s disorder, although variants in as many as 400 genes contribute to the origins of the complex neurological condition, which is marked by motor and vocal tics. A consortium of researchers from multiple institutions analyzed the protein-coding genes of more than 500 Tourette patients and unaffecte d parents and published the results May 3 in the journal Neuron (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette Tics
But neurology experts agree that more research is needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette'Tics '
But neurology experts agree that more research is neededSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Tourette Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette'Tics '
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 -- Some young people with severe cases of Tourette syndrome may benefit from having electrodes implanted in the brain, a small study suggests. The procedure, known as deep brain stimulation (DBS), has long been used to treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study: Deep brain stim shown to improve Tourettes symptoms
Deep brain stimulation procedures have been shown to reduce “tics,” or involuntary movements or outbursts, experienced by young adult individuals with Tourette’s syndrome, according to a new study. Results from the study were published last Friday in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Study researchers said the new data adds to a growing body which support DBS as a safe and effective treatment for severe cases of Tourette’s syndrome, according to a release, and may help support eventual FDA approval of the procedure. “Our study shows that deep brain stimulation is a safe, effective treatment for you...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette ’ s syndrome
An experimental technique reduces the tics, or involuntary movements and vocal outbursts, associated with severe Tourette's syndrome in young adults, a study published Friday found. The surgical technique, called thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS), sends electrical impulses to a specific area of the brain that reduces the tics, according to the study published in the Journal of […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceMore than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC repo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Computational model of the brain shows what triggers Tourette 'tics'
A new computational model of the human brain highlights the key areas involved in producing the motor 'tics' typical of Tourette syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Brain's role in Tourette tics simulated in new computational model
(PLOS) A new computer-based brain simulation shows that motor tics in Tourette syndrome may arise from interactions between multiple areas of the brain, rather than a single malfunctioning area, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

13 Things People With OCD Want You To Know
Obsessive compulsive disorder, which affects approximately 1 percent of American adults in a given year, can cause debilitating physical and emotional symptoms. Yet many people treat it as a punchline rather than a medical condition. Experts say education is the best way to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions like OCD. So, we asked our HuffPost social communities to share what they wished everyone knew about the disorder in an effort to shine a light on the condition for others who may not understand. Check out some of their comment and email responses below. (Warning: This might be triggering ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomechanical analysis of a fall: velocities at impact - Noury N, Poujaud J, Cousin P, Poujaud N, Noury N, Poujaud J, Cousin P, Poujaud N, Poujaud N, Noury N, Poujaud J, Cousin P.
In this study, we analyzed the kine(ma)tics of human f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sorting out risk genes for brain development disorders
Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual impairments, developmental delays and language difficulties. Researchers found some genes are more closely associated with autism and others with intellectual impairments, but many times there is overlap, indicating some genes pose broader risks. Certain genes were detected only in males with high-functioning autism. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Heartbreaking Poem About Dating With OCD Is So Spot On
Dealing with a mental health issue can affect every part of your life ― including your relationships. Case in point: This viral spoken poem by artist Neil Hilborn, which details the complexities of falling in love when you’re also dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder. The account is raw and emotional. It also perfectly captures the everyday challenges of the condition ― from repetitive behaviors to intrusive thoughts. “The first time I saw her, everything in my head went quiet,” he says in the poem. “All the tics, all the constantly refreshing images, just disappeared. When you have obsess...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sorting out risk genes for brain development disorders
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual impairments, developmental delays and language difficulties. Researchers found some genes are more closely associated with autism and others with intellectual impairments, but many times there is overlap, indicating some genes pose broader risks. Certain genes were detected only in males with high-functioning autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Autism And Police: My Plan To Protect My Driving-Age Son (And Yours)
The nightmare ends the same way every time: I drive up on my house and see police cars with lights on. Policemen with guns drawn. I see a young man in a red hoodie lying face down. Bleeding. Shot. I approach the person on the ground ― cops yell to stop, but I push past them. I roll him over and pull off the hood... and it’s RJ, my teenaged son with autism. Parents of a child on the autism spectrum have similar dreams. And nightmares. Since my RJ was was diagnosed with autism in 2000 at age 3, our journey on the “autism express,” as we call it, has been filled with high-highs, low-lows and countless smal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein identified by Mass. General team may protect tumor-initiating breast cancer cells
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have identified a protein that may play an essential role in maintaining a population of tumor-initiating cells -- treatment-resistant cells responsible for cancer recurrence and metastasis -- in breast cancer, as well as a compound that appears to reduce the molecule's ability to protect TICs from the effects of chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tourette's tics
Jess Thom, who has Tourette's syndrome, on why theatres should relax about noise. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Vincent's begins slow rollout of Chilton County hospital
St. Vincent's new Chilton County hospital will open next week for scheduled visits in its speciality service office. The full facility will open at a later date, a St. Vincent's spokesperson said Friday, following a state licensure survey. The hospital, located in Clanton, will include acute care and outpatient services, in addition to a 24/7 emergency department. St. Vincent's Chilton will also provide diagnos tics, intensive care and surgery services. St. Vincent's is slated to operate the 30-bed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Book Review: Never Leave Your Dead
On March 7, 1953, Donald Watkins, a WWII veteran and China Marine, shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law. Judged criminally insane, Watkins served his sentence for this crime at Fairview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the most abusive institutions for the mentally ill in American history. Eventually released thanks to the efforts of two young law students, Donald rejoined society—he even married again. It’s probably hard to imagine the woman who would marry a convicted murderer; it may be even more difficult to imagine your seventy-two-year-old mother doing so. And yet, that is exactly the story Di...
Source: Psych Central - September 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family General Memory and Perception Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology PTSD Relationships & Love Trauma Treatment A True Story of War Trauma books on mental health books on ptsd books Source Type: news

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Tourette Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schizophrenia drug makes tics less severe in children with Tourrette's
Stephen Feller WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- A drug used to treat schizophrenia is also effective at reducing tics in children with Tourette's disorder, according to a recent analysis of studies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aripiprazole reduces severity of tics in children with Tourette's disorder
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole for the treatment of Tourette's disorder (TD) in children and adolescents showed a significantly greater overall improvement in total tics and tic severity from pretreatment to post-treatment for the aripiprazole compared to the placebo group. The drug was safe, with drowsiness, nausea, and headache being the most common adverse effects, according to the study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evaluation of a neuropsychiatric disorder: from PANDAS to PANS and CANS - Baytunca MB, Donuk T, Erermis S.
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) syndrome is a disorder seen before adolescence that possesses an abrupt onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and/or tics. Swedo and colleagues defi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Iron Supplementation May Reduce Tic Severity in Tourette'sIron Supplementation May Reduce Tic Severity in Tourette's
Children with Tourette's syndrome have more severe tics if they are iron deficient, a preliminary study shows. Iron supplementation reduces tic severity whether patients are iron deficient or not. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tourette Tics Are A Challenge, But Misunderstanding Of Tics Can Be Worse
One British performance artist does live shows about living with a constant compulsion to say the word "biscuit." Onstage and online, people with Tourette syndrome are reaching out to clear the air. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Fine Source Type: news