Student, 18, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 17, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders
The first guideline for US neurologists advocates Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) as first-line therapy for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can medicinal cannabis treat the tics in Tourette syndrome?
(University of Sydney) First Australian medicinal cannabis trial for the treatment of severe Tourette syndrome supported by the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at University of Sydney. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome
-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Tics may include blinking, shrugging,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette's syndrome
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS) -- a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics -- finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination, contribute to the development of the syndrome and suggests that Tourette's is part of a continuous spectrum of tic disorders, ranging from mild, sometimes transient tics to severe cases that can include psychiatric symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Should You Do About Head Banging?
Discussion Head banging and body rocking are common habits that young children exhibit that can be worrisome or frustrating for parents but that do not cause harm to the child. In a normally developing child they occur around 6-9 months age, and generally resolve around 2-3 years with most behaviors gone by 6-8 years. Children usually do not cause harm to themselves, but it can cause furniture to move causing noise, or potentially the child could lose balance and fall off a bed, or strike an object unintentionally and hurt themself (hit edge of a bed just right in a way that causes a small bruise). The behaviors appear to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tourette ’s, Tics Tied to Cardiometabolic Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish data show links, but other factors could be at play (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Tourette's, Tics Tied to Cardiometabolic Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish data show links, but other factors could be at play (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

CBS News' David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBS News's David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'As soon as the camera came on it stopped': CBS reporter reveals he has Tourette Syndrome
Dallas-based CBS reporter David Begnaud revealed to People that he has had Tourette Syndrome since childhood. He was often bullied for his tics but says that they 'go away' when he is on camera. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil halts tics of eight-year-old with Tourette's
Before being given the THC-oil, the unnamed boy, from Poland, scored 68 on the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale - a scale used across the world. This dropped to 31 after two months of THC oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Worst, Most Persistent Myths about OCD
This is what most people think obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) looks like: washing your hands excessively because you’re a germaphobe. Sometimes, people think it’s also needing to have a neat, orderly home, and checking to see if you locked the door way too many times. And while some of this is true for some people with OCD, it misses the majority of individuals with the illness. As psychologist Martin Hsia, Psy.D, said, “OCD takes many different forms that don’t get written about.” The Many, Many Forms of OCD “To paraphrase Tolstoy, in Anna Karenina, famously speaking abou...
Source: Psych Central - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help Stigma Treatment Compulsions Intrusive Thoughts Obsessions Ocd OCD facts OCD myths Unwanted Thoughts what OCD feels like what OCD looks like Source Type: news

Children suffering from tics can be helped by both group and individual therapy
(Aarhus University) Nonvoluntary stressful movements or sounds are everyday reality for children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome, but the symptoms can be significantly reduced -- both when help comes individually and in a group. This is shown by the first Scandinavian effect study of the treatment of tics which Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, are behind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An operational framework to integrate traffic message channel (TMC) in emergency mapping services (EMS) - Arco E, Ajmar A, Arneodo F, Boccardo P.
Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a technology for delivering traffic information to vehicle drivers. Sources of traffic information typically include police departments, Traffic Information Centers (TICs), camera systems, traffic speed detectors, floating ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

AbleTo poaches CVS exec for top position
Behavioral health startup AbleTo has poached a CVS Health Corp. executive for its top position. Trip Hofer, who led CVS' specialty pharmacy division, has stepped into the role of chief executive officer at New York-based AbleTo. "AbleTo has created positive outcomes for both patients and their health plans for years, and has recently made amazing advancements in the ways that data and analy tics can be used in the identification, engagement and successful treatment of people with behavioral health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

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