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The Surprising Illness Behind My Dad’s Sudden Gambling Addiction
drugs can trigger compulsive behavior, as Marily Atlas-Berney reveals in the story of her father, as told to Elisa Roland.
7 Early Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Besides Tremors
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6 Signs of a Brain Aneurysm Everyone Should Know
From headaches to numbness, knowing the signs of a brain aneurysm can save your life.
This Woman Thought She Had a Runny Nose—It Turned out Fluid Was Leaking from Her Brain
No amount of Kleenex will fix this scary health problem.
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Parkinson’s Disease Could Start in This Body Part, Massive Study Finds
doesn't begin in...
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Important information about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the fatal disease that affects more than 20,000 Americans at...
15 Vertigo Treatments to Finally Cure Your Dizziness
The dizziness, nausea, and feeling of freefall that come with vertigo will have you searching...
7 Concussion Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Anyone with a concussion should be checked by a health care professional if at all...
Here’s What Really Happens When You Hear That Voice in Your Head
Your brain basically thinks it’s the same thing as talking out loud.
Yes, Some People Can Hear Colors, See Sounds, and Taste Words—Here’s Why
You'll be blown away by what people with synesthesia actively experience in their everyday life.
How a Grey’s Anatomy Doctor Survived a Brain Tumor in Real Life
As a former TV doctor on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Kate Walsh didn’...
Hiccups Can Be a Sign of This Deadly, Life-Threatening Condition—Here’s Why
One day, this university student had the hiccups. About a week later, she couldn't see...
The Science-Backed Way Cell Phones Could Heal Concussions Faster
Teens with concussion might make more progress with the help of their cell phone. Here's how.
This Mysterious Disease Makes People Laugh Even When Nothing Is Funny
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Brain Damage from Drowning Can Be Reversed—and This Little Girl Is Proof
This is a world's first!
This Infographic Shows You Exactly What to Do if Someone Is Having a Seizure
Memorize these dos and don'ts ASAP!
What It Really Feels Like to Have Tourette Syndrome
Andrew Joannou used to spend hours exercising to control tics. After experimental brain surgery, he's...
This Innovation Researcher Built a Wrist Gadget That Stopped Her Co-Worker’s Parkinson’s Tremors
Designer Emma Lawton had given up on her life's passion to draw and create, until...