WITS researchers move closer to slowing progression of Alzheimer’s

A recent discovery by a team from WITS University promises to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by a significant factor and improve memory and cognitive functions.

Health MEC opens Motor Neuron Disease clinic, honours Joost

The Gauteng Department of Health, in collaboration with the Joost van der Westhuizen Centre for Neurodegeneration, has opened a Motor

Mind over sphincter: brain-training GORD away

In days of yore, before the scientific revolution normalised abstract thinking, people would often locate the emotions they felt in

Parkinson’s: calcium the culprit?

According to a new study published in Nature Communications excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the

Sleep apnoea

SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNOEA Snoring Weight gain Headaches Clumsiness Daytime sleepiness Irritability Hypertension Heart rhythm abnormalities Impotence (men) TYPES OF

Sleep quality vs quantity

Sleep breaks down into three forms: Light sleep Rapid eye movement sleep (REM), which nourishes our emotional and creative abilities

Epilepsy and seizures: treatment and management

Many patients experience adverse effects from these drugs, however, and some patients have seizures that are refractory to medical therapy.

Cladribine tablets significantly reduced brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis

In addition, the analysis found that patients with lower rates of brain atrophy showed the highest probability of remaining free

Reducing brain atrophy in MS patients

In addition, the analysis found that patients with lower rates of brain atrophy showed the highest probability of remaining free

New clinical diagnostic criteria for ‘shaking palsy’

PD has a prevalence of about 3% in the age group over 60, and becomes increasingly common with advancing age,

NICE publishes first cerebral palsy guideline

In January, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), published their first guideline on the assessment and management

Neuropathic pain and sleep disturbances

These include: Trigeminal neuralgia Post-herpetic neuralgia Diabetic neuropathies Multiple Sclerosis Post chemotherapy HIV infection Phantom limb pain Alcoholism Cancer Atypical