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

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

Tourette's boy is 'not making it up'
A family with two sons with Tourette's have suffered online abuse since appearing on TV. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders
Significantly lower likelihood of finishing upper secondary education, starting and finishing university (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Individuals with Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorders have lower likelihood of academic achievement, according to a study published online May 29 in JAMA Neurology. Ana P érez-Vigil, M.D., from the Karolinska Institutet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the missing link
(Burness) New research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, and develop strategies to prevent or lessen their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tourette's Syndrome
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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

Israel's Therapix gets positive Tourette's drug trial results
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Therapix Biosciences announced positive results on Monday from a Phase IIa trial of its cannabinoid-based drug to treat Tourette syndrome (TS), sending its stock price jumping. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

Tourette Syndrome and the Social Decision-Making Network Tourette Syndrome and the Social Decision-Making Network
The author hypothesizes that Tourette syndrome is rooted in abnormalities in a recently proposed brain system implicated in crucial aspects of social behaviour: the social decision-making network.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

New study explains how your brain helps you learn new skills
(Gladstone Institutes) Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes uncovered how a special type of neuron improves the efficiency of procedural learning. They initially wanted to show how the specialized brain cells, called fast-spiking interneurons, cause movement disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome, dystonia, and dyskinesia. As it turns out, that isn't the case. But their work led them to an even greater discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain injury due to head banging in Tourette - Fasano A, Galluccio V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm 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

Main Line pharma company developing synthetic cannabinoid therapies narrows its focus
The companies will concentrate on developing treatments for Fragile X syndrome, epilepsy, Tourette's and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Therapix expects to have results of Tourette's drug trial by end of first quarter
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Therapix Biosciences said on Monday it expects by the end of March to have the results from its mid-stage trial of a cannabinoid-based drug for treating Tourette's syndrome which could be worth billions of dollars in revenues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Therapix Biosciences' Board Chairman, Ascher Shmulewitz, Appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 2, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: TRPX) ("Therapix" or the "Company"), a specialty clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing cannabinoid-based treatmen... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Personnel Therapix Biosciences, dronabinol, cannabinoid, Tourette syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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