The Three Most Dangerous Myths About ADHD

Don’t believe everything you think! October is ADHD Awareness Month. But if you’ve been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or strongly suspect you or your child has it, or care about someone else who has it, any time of the year is the right time to pay attention to the three most popular—and dangerous—myths about this extraordinarily prevalent disorder. […]

12 OF THE MOST UNIQUE GIFTS PEOPLE WITH MS WANT

PEOPLE WITH MS WANT It’s the gift giving season and if you have a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis, you deserve presents most of all, because stuff can’t cure MS, but it sure can make it suck less.   The unconventional gifts people with chronic illness actually want. Gift-giving when MS is involved can be challenging. What […]

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists. Prof Francesca Happé, director of the Social, Genetic & […]

Scientists Find the Most Effective Treatment for Children with ADHD/ADD: That Work for Kids

Finding the Best Treatment for Your Child’s Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment for ADHD isn’t just about taking medication. There are many other effective treatments that can help kids with ADHD improve their ability to pay attention, control impulsive behavior, and curb hyperactivity. Nutritious meals, play and exercise, and learning better social skills are all part […]

Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia

By: Michael Ryan (A dyslexic himself), M.D. and International Dyslexia Association Do emotional disorders cause dyslexia? Research indicates that dyslexia is caused by biological factors not emotional or family problems. Samuel T. Orton, M.D. was one of the first researchers to describe the emotional aspects of dyslexia. According to his research, the majority of dyslexic […]

Michael J. Fox Believes ‘We’ll Be Able to Stop the Progress’ of Parkinson’s Disease in 5 Years

Michael J. Fox’s impact on Parkinson’s disease is undeniable, from the hundreds of millions of dollars of funding directed towards research, to his work reducing the stigma of the disease. And the actor is confident that researchers will hit a new milestone in the next five years. “We’ll be able to predict it, and we’ll be able to stop […]

The world's oldest person with Parkinson's, a Japanese woman dies at 117-year-old

TOKYO — The world’s oldest person with Parkinson’s, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died Sunday. Her death was confirmed Friday by Kanagawa prefecture, her home state south of Tokyo. Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from Kikai island in southern Japan died […]

What Foods to Avoid as an Epileptic Patient

If you have epilepsy, you may find that you experience a higher frequency of seizures after eating certain foods, as some food can trigger epileptic episodes, according to the Epilepsy Society. Avoiding these foods and eating regular, balanced meals can help reduce your risk of seizures and improve your overall health. Refined Carbohydrates Research published […]

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a “high” and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In the new […]

12-year-old epilepsy patient sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana

Alexis Bortell is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions so she can legally use medical cannabis in her hometown. The 12-year-old filed a lawsuit against Sessions over the federal classification of marijuana as an addictive drug with no medical value, reports KDVR. “As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because […]