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Creating brain cells to detect Tourette's
(Rutgers University) Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are the first to use a genetic engineering which led to a Nobel Prize in 2012 for the Japanese and British scientists who discovered it to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette's syndrome to help determine what causes the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis Shows Promise In Treating Schizophrenia And Tourette Syndrome
Early research suggests that patients with some of the hardest-to-treat mental health disorders could find significant relief from cannabis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Picks include apps for IV drug user safety, Tourette's, MS (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is extended-release guanfacine effective in children with chronic tic disorders?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study assessed the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of extended-release guanfacine in children 6-17 years of age who have chronic tic disorders including Tourette's disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Author Paul Aitken: TV Cartoon made me realise I had Tourette's syndrome
DESPITE living with symptoms for years, author Paul Aitken was an adult before he discovered he had this disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene changes may increase risk of Tourette syndrome
Researchers identified changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome. The results suggest new targets to study for potential treatments. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with tic disorders at increased suicide risk
(Elsevier) People with Tourette's disorder or chronic tic disorder are over four times more likely to die by suicide than the general population, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. Dr. David Mataix-Cols of Karolinska Institute, Sweden, led the study of the largest group of patients with tic disorders in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arkansas to Accept Medical Marijuana Card Applications
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors. Beginning Friday, the state Medical Marijuana Commission will accept applications from those hoping to grow or supply marijuana, while the Health Department will take applications from those hoping to benefit from the first marijuana-as-medicine program in the Bible Belt. The application periods will run until Sept. 18. State officials expect anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 people to seek permission to use the drug for a number of health probl...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tourette syndrome symptoms can look like autism, causing incorrect diagnosis
More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows, but many of them are not autistic, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

When Is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 -- More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows. But it's unlikely that so many children actually have both disorders. What's more probable is that Tourette's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations
(Purdue University) An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
NIH-funded study finds new clues to brain disorder. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health 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

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

Neurocrine ’s Ingrezza fails to meet primary endpoint in Phase II trial for Tourette syndrome
US-based biotechnology firm Neurocrine Biosciences ’ Ingrezza (valbenazine) has failed to meet the primary endpoint in its Phase II T-Force GREEN clinical trial to treat Tourette syndrome. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams 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

Kim Dutton Advances at Arkansas Children's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)
Kim Dutton has been promoted to executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children’s Foundation in Little Rock. She joined the foundation team in 2012 as a major gifts officer focused on developing and expanding the foundation’s presence in the region. Terri Bunch has been hired as chief nursing officer at White River Medical System in Batesville. Bunch has several years of experience in health care as well as previous experience as a chief nursing officer. She has worked in senior-level positions with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in rural and urban communities before accepting this positio...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Abide doses first patient in Phase Ib trial of ABX-1431 to treat tourette syndrome
US-based Abide Therapeutics has started dosing patients in a Phase Ib clinical trial of ABX-1431 for the treatment of tourette syndrome (TS). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

The federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mind
An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test’s potential benefits and harms with their doctors and make decisions based on their own “values and preferences.” “The decision about whether to be […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette’s syndrome (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds
Primary-care physicians and gynecologists continue recommending breast cancer screening for younger and older women despite changes to breast cancer screening guidelines, a study published Monday found. Trust in different guidelines and a physician's specialization affect their screening recommendations, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The optimal time […]Related:Survey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette’s syndromeMore than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they face
She was just 15 when it happened. She started having trouble breathing when she ran cross-country, and she felt intense itching on her body, especially her lower limbs. She would stay up all night because of it, but she wasn't really worried, just annoyed. After visits to different skin doctors, an evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette’s syndromeMore than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC report says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decomposed bat is found inside bag of organic salad from a Florida Walmart
As the Miami Herald would observe, Saturday's notice recalling an untold quantity of organic salad from Walmart stores across the southeastern United States “tiptoes around the batness" of the situation. The very, very disgusting batness of it all. Fresh Express's recall notice says only that, despite “a range of stringent controls ... in place during growing and harvesting," […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette&rsq...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC report says
This post has been updated. During a recent two-year period, almost 23 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 59 had a type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) that put them at high risk of certain cancers, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Thursday. That percentage jumped to more than 42 […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceDeep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette’s syndrome (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 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

Study identifies brain cells involved in Pavlovian response
A new study has traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome. The research could one day help neuroscientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study identifies brain cells involved in Pavlovian response
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA study has traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome. The research could one day help neuroscientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical marijuana expansion clears Georgia House
Legislation expanding Georgia's two-year-old medical marijuana law cleared the state House of Representatives Wednesday. House lawmakers voted 156-6 to add eight medical conditions to the list qualifying Georgia patients to use cannabis oil, including Tourette's syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's disease, human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, autoimmun e disease and peripheral neuropathy. Patients with eight illnesses – including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Tourette Syndrome Symptoms
Title: Tourette Syndrome SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/16/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana
Editor's Note: This is the first of five articles this week by the labor and employment team at the law firm of Wright Lindsey Jennings of Little Rock examining key trends for employers and the workplace in 2017. Here's a quick look at important employment issues that could arise next year. Now that Arkansas is the latest state to have a medical marijuana law on the books, Arkansas employers must be prepared to address this issue. Although the amendment to the Arkansas Constitution is effective immediately, it should take some time for most Arkansas residents to take advantage of the approved use of medical ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 26, 2016 Category: American Health 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

New intracellular dopamine receptor function may offer hope to schizophrenia patients
Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parkinson's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Members to be Named
LITTLE ROCK - Members of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission are to be announced. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang and House Speaker Jeremy Gillam are to announce the appointments Wednesday at the state Capital. The five-member commission is to administer and regulate the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state. It is to begin accepting applications for the dispensaries by June. Voters in November passed a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, Tour...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Take the Tourette Test
Find out what you know about a common neuropsychiatric disorder by taking this quick 8-question quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 23, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Special Report Mental Health Source Type: news

Disability: My Life With Tourette ’ s Syndrome
I made the choice to sacrifice social acceptability for the freedom to be myself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHANE FISTELL Tags: Tourette's Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Preventive Therapy for OCD?
The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Studies on preventive therapy for postpartum OCD have shown promising results. What a great idea! Stop OCD in its tracks before it has a chance to latch on to people and wreak havoc in their lives. But why limit this preventive therapy to women who have just given birth? We know that obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes runs in families. We know that there are often subtle signs of OCD before it becomes full-blown. We know that OCD involves anxiety and is often seen with co-ex...
Source: Psych Central - November 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Antidepressants Caregivers Children and Teens Cognitive-Behavioral Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Anxiety Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Source Type: news