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MS and Mobility Scooters

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK today. For sufferers with mobility issues a Mobility Scooter can be a solution which allows them to continue with a "normal routine" unaided, allowing them to retain some freedom and independence.

ADHD in Teenagers

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of teenagers with ADHD including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

What Are Trigeminal PVCs?

A premature ventricular contraction of the heart, or PVC, is what people often call a "palpitation." Although it is considered normal to have PVCs on an infrequent basis, a pattern of these occurrences is cause for further investigation. Older adults are more likely to experience them, and conscious

Seizure Signs & Symptoms

Seizure signs and symptoms are associated with temporary changes in behavior, consciousness, perception, physical movement and sensations. Signs and symptoms associated with seizures may occur before the seizure, during the seizure and after the seizure. However, it is possible to experience a seizu

Lead, Tobacco Exposure Linked to ADHD

Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and childhood exposure to lead are linked to increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, a new study shows.

Living With a Spinal Cord Injury-Pressure Sores

Pressure sores (bed sores) are an injury to the skin and underlying tissue. They are a frequent and sometimes serious complication of a spinal cord injury (SCI). They can range from mild reddening of the skin to severe complications, such as infection of the bone (osteomyelitis) or blood (sepsis). T

Ask the Experts - Reducing Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

A 52-year-old female patient in my practice has a strong family history of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (her mother, an uncle, a cousin, and possibly a grandparent). What would be your advice to her regarding risk factors? Is there anything she can do to reduce her risk for developing AD? For ...

Deep-brain Stimulation for Dystonia

Deep-brain stimulation has shown to be an effective therapeutic option for dystonia, but not all types of dystonia may be equally responsive.

Experts Urge Stern ADHD Drug Warnings

An advisory panel urged the FDA to place strong warnings on all stimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of a potential risk of heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.

Autism Affects Child's Entire Brain

New research is challenging the long-held belief that autism affects only those regions of the brain that control social interaction, communication and reasoning -- suggesting, instead, that the disorder impacts the entire brain.