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Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Amoeba entered the upper nasal cavity and then the bloodstream, eventually reaching the brain.

Risk Up for Later-Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD

Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later-born siblings of children with either diagnosis.

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression.

Opinion

Symptom Management for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is one of the most difficult sleep disorders to manage.

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.

Clinical Feature

Guidance for Antibiotic Use in Patients With Myasthenia Gravis

Guidance for Antibiotic Use in Patients With Myasthenia Gravis

As infection may also lead to worsening symptoms in patients with myasthenia gravis, clinicians must balance prompt and adequate treatment of infection with the risk that some antibiotics can aggravate the condition.

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

The results highlight the importance of evaluating and monitoring cognitive function in individuals with recent critical illness or major infections, especially if they are already at risk for dementia.

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Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

A 4-year-old female patient is referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of tonic-clonic seizures, as well as sudden bursts ...

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