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Answered questions from the past 2 years:
Has any link been found between epilepsy and depression? If so, which is likely to cause which?
I sometimes get "twitchy" legs at night. It disturbs my sleep. It’s not painful, my muscles just sort of twitch. What could be causing this? Is there a way for me to prevent it?
Is there any credible evidence that aluminum cookware is not safe to use?
I am an 18-year-old woman. Much of my family has Muscular Dystrophy. Is there a way to check if it is in my genes, to know if I could pass it to my children?
I am 66 years old. Over the last couple years I have become more forgetful and my thinking seems slower. Is this normal?
My husband blacked out at home. Nobody was there and he doesn't recall what happened. The doctor he saw asked us a lot of questions that we couldn't answer. Did he have a seizure?
What treatments are available for a persistent painful neuropathy in my feet?
If I take large vitamin doses, can I improve my intellectual functioning? Can I protect myself from developing dementia?
What type of doctor would be best to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?
I was just diagnosed with orthostatic tremor. Clonazepam (Klonopin) does not seem to help. Are there any other effective medications?
My wife has numb feet and legs a lot. What causes this?
I’ve had sciatica for a couple of weeks now. I’d like to exercise, but I don’t seem to get any better or worse whether I do or don’t. The pain is worse at night and first thing in the morning.
I’m having pains on the side of my face, and my doctor says that it’s postherpetic neuralgia. But I am puzzled because I had a rash on the inside of my arm, but not on my face. Should I be?
Does smoking increase the risk of dementia?
My older sister passed away from a ruptured brain aneurysm several months ago. She was just 33. As far as I know, no one else in the family has a brain aneurysm. Do I and other close relatives need to be checked?
I am a 60-year-old man. Lately I have been experiencing pain that starts on the lower jaw and goes up the side of my face towards the temple and then to the head. The pain is severe and lasts for about five minutes.
Besides a bite, is there any other way for a human to contract rabies?
What does it mean if a person has encephalitis? What are the symptoms?
Is it true that the so called Mediterranean diet can make my brain healthier?
Does exercise help you keep your memory?
Is there an effective treatment for hair pulling?
Does sleep enhance learning and memory? Is there a price to pay for cutting down on the hours you sleep?
For around 12 years, I’ve suffered from sunset to sunrise from severe cramping and uncontrollable leg jerks that responded to no known medical treatment. Is this restless leg syndrome? What’s the best treatment?
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