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Most common forms of neural-tube defects

Statistical Data about Neural Tube Defects The two most common causes of infant and fetal mortality are spina bifida and anencephaly. There are several thousand fetuses in America affected by...

First-line treatments for OCD

There are not that many people who have never heard of obsessive compulsive disorder. However, most people do not know what exactly it is, even though they have heard of...

Pituitary disorders: About pituitary apoplexy

Apoplexy: A Sudden Neurological ImpairmentThe term apoplexy refers to sudden impairment of neurological function that basically occurs due to some kind of cerebral hemorrhage. In case of pituitary apoplexy there...

Spinal stenosis imaging with MRI

Spinal stenosis is the term used for the narrowing of one or sometimes even more parts of the spine. Such narrowing predominantly affects the cervical and lumbar spine. The condition...

Head injury: Diagnosing with head CT scan

CT scanning, also known under the name CAT scanning is a diagnostic procedure that gives insight in specific body structures and tissues once these are exposed to X-rays of specific...

Wilson disease test and treatment

Wilson disease belongs to genetic disorders. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is distributed equally between the two genders. Also known as hepatolenticular degeneration, the condition is...

Human brain: Epilepsy and hallucinations

The brain is the most incredible organ of ours, being extremely delicate and functioning in ways that we are yet to understand. Of course scientific branches like medicine have revealed...

Epilepsy types: Surgery for epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition which is most commonly related to imbalances between the inhibitory neurotransmitters in our brain and the neurotransmitters in charge of electric impulses. When the two are...

Epilepsia partialis continua affects hands and face

Epilepsia partialis continua is a medical disorder affecting the brain and its electrical activity. It is characterized by recurrent motor seizures that are solely localized to the hands and face...