MS triggers explored

Although multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of disability in young adulthood, very little is known about the…

Acute encephalopathy common among Covid-19 patients

Neurologic manifestations have been reported in adult patients with Covid-19. Manifestations include acute cerebrovascular disease, ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes, skeletal…

Pain in the brain

Patients with neuropathic pain often use words such as burning, pins and needles (paresthesia), tingling, numbness, electric shocks/shooting, crawling (formication), itching, and intolerance to…

The neuroscience of ADHD

A 2020 review found that the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is higher (7.47%) in children and adolescents in Africa…

Disorders of gut-brain interaction

The way we respond to life’s stressors have strong implications for our psychological and physiological well-being. In terms of the latter, …

Epilepsy: An enduring predisposition to seizures

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) defines epilepsy as ‘a disorder of the brain, characterised by an enduring predisposition to…

Brain attack

Stroke is ranked third – after neonatal disorders and ischaemic heart disease – as a leading cause of disability-adjusted life-years…