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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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
Tourette's 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's 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
Tourette's Syndrome: More Than Meets The Ears
What do you know about Tourette's syndrome? That it causes involuntary swearing? While this is true in some cases, there is so much more to the neurological condition than most people realize. In fact, uncontrollable swearing or yelling of socially unacceptable phrases - known as coprolalia - only occurs in around 10 to 15 percent of individuals with Tourette's syndrome (TS). Despite affecting relatively few people with TS, coprolalia is perceived as one of the main symptoms of the condition. It is this misconception, among a number of others, that has fueled a stereotype of people with TS. "The reality is that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Boy with neurological disorder battles bullying
Trevor Harris has Tourette syndrome. It's a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable movements and outbursts called tics. The 12-year-old student is using his tics to teach lessons to his peers and spearhead an anti-bullying campaign. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Tremor and TicsBotulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Tremor and Tics
What do we currently know about the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin for treating tremors and tics? Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Longing for Carefree Days: Grateful After Breast Cancer
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015. I share my learning that jolted me back on track to a new life. This is my fifth posting. The sun was shining non-stop during July and August in Stockholm. Facebook was filled with pictures of the perfect holiday. As the initial feeling of shock was calming down, I started to long for carefree days. Carefree days. What a wonderful taste these two words have. Carefreeness is a state of mind, but I longed to be carefree on the savanna in Kenya. I have travelled to many wonderful places in the world, but nothing beats waking up in the Masai Mara as the sun rises, putting on ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New onset of tics
A tic is described by the DSM-5 as a sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic movement or vocalization. Tics are a common occurrence in childhood and can range from mild to severe, transient to chronic,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Drug and behavioural therapy are both effective for tics in people with Tourette syndrome
There are effective drug and behavioural treatments for tics in children and young people with Tourette syndrome. Although most of the studies included in this review were small with risk of , the effects found were moderate to large and likely to be clinically meaningful. This NIHR funded and qualitative study found that habit reversal therapy, where people with Tourette's are taught to replace their tic with a less noticeable alternative, was effective. The drugs with the best balance of benefits and harms – risperidone, clonidine and aripiprazole – are those most commonly used in the UK. (Source: Current Awa...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome
When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, twitching throughout his body, and some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening enough! As it turns out, tics and Tourette syndrome are not uncommon in those with OCD. Statistics vary, but approximately 50% of children with OCD have, or have had, tics and 15% of them have been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. So what’s the connection? According to Dr. Barbara Coffey, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program at the ...
Source: Psych Central - March 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anxiety Atypical Antipsychotics Children and Teens Depression Disorders Dual Diagnosis Family General Genetics Medications Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Anxiety Dis Source Type: news
Comorbid tics have no effect on response to cognitive-behavioural therapy in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Tic-related obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a DSM-5 diagnostic subtype that is estimated to occur in 10–40% of cases with childhood onset.1 Studies comparing tic-related and non-tic-related OCD have found consistent differences in sex, onset age, comorbidity and course, but inconsistent differences in OCD symptoms and prevalence of OCD and tics in first-degree relatives.1 ,2 Medication trials have indicated that tic-related OCD is less responsive to sertraline, fluvoxamine and paroxetine; however, tic history appears to have no effect on the response of OCD in youth to either ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[Research Article] Activation of PKA leads to mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition and loss of tumor-initiating ability
This study provides proof-of-principle for inducing an MET as differentiation therapy for TICs and uncovers a role for PKA in enforcing and maintaining the epithelial state. Authors: Diwakar R. Pattabiraman, Brian Bierie, Katharina Isabelle Kober, Prathapan Thiru, Jordan A. Krall, Christina Zill, Ferenc Reinhardt, Wai Leong Tam, Robert A. Weinberg (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Diwakar R. Pattabiraman Source Type: news
New brain stimulation target identified for Tourette's syndrome
Specifically-targeted deep brain stimulation improves symptoms in patients with severe Tourette's, according to new research. Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, often just called Tourette’s, is best known for the vocal and motor tics that are the most common symptoms of the disorder. Usually, these symptoms respond to a growing array of medications. However, some patients experience severe tics that do not respond to medications and may be disabling or even life-threatening. In these rare cases, deep brain stimulation may provide relief. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Clinical effectiveness and patient perspectives of different treatment strategies for tics in children and adolescents with tourette syndrome: a systematic review and qualitative analysis
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by chronic motor and vocal tics affecting up to 1% of school-age children and young people and is associated with significant distress and psychosocial impairment. To conduct a systematic review of the benefits and risks of pharmacological, behavioural and physical interventions for tics in children and young people with TS (part 1) and to explore the experience of treatment and services from the perspective of young people with TS and their parents (part 2). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a mixed methods description of self, parent and staff perspectives - Wadman R, Glazebrook C, Beer C, Jackson GM.
BACKGROUND: Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by motor and vocal tics. These involuntary movements and vocalizations can have a negative impact in the school environment. The paper presents a mixed methods description of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism: Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs)
American College of Medical Toxicology. 05/27/2015This awareness-level training course, presented in 12 webinars, addresses the medical and psychological impact of industrial chemicals used as terrorist weapons. Webinars started in May 2015 and will continue through April 2016. Module topics are Making Sense of Toxicology; Why Toxic Industrial Chemicals?; Inhalation of Toxic Industrial Gases; Agricultural Chemicals of Concern; Cyanide and Fumigants; Psychological Consequences of Mass Exposure/Risk Communication; Neurotoxins; Water, Food, and Medications as Vectors; Delayed-Onset Toxins; Post-Event Medical Monitoring; and T...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news
Learn More About Neurologist Oliver Sacks' Greatest Works
(Reuters) - Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said. The British-born Sacks, who announced in February that he had terminal liver cancer, died at his home in New York City at 1:30 a.m. with his partner, the writer Billy Hayes, and his personal assistant, Kate Edgar, at his side, Edgar told Reuters. "He definitely wrote to the very end," said Edgar, noting Sacks in his final days never stopped penn...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Want A Lesson In How People Judge Women's Voices? Start A Podcast.
"Whiny." "Empty-headed valley girls." "Sorority girls with zero insight." When two women decide to record their voices and put it out for public consumption, these are the kind of constructive comments that follow. We are two women. We also decided to start a podcast about “The Bachelor” franchise, "Here To Make Friends," several months ago, because we thought it would be fun and believed we had some things to say on the subject that might be worth listening to. We knew we would have some haters -- as women who write for a living on the Internet, we’re no stran...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news