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Huntington’s Disease 2

What is Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease (also referred to in more formal medical research as Huntington Disease) is an hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system that causes progressive degeneration of cells in the brain, slowly impairing a person’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. It was first described in 1872 by an […]

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Nosebleeds 2

What is a Nosebleed? A nosebleed – more formally called epistaxis – can occur without any obvious cause. The blood usually comes out through just one nostril, although it may affect both. Causes and Risk Factors Many nosebleeds are idiopathic – that is there is no obvious cause, or the cause is unknown. But in […]


Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological condition in young adults in the UK, affecting around 100,000 people. There are three main types of MS: Relapsing remitting MS Secondary progressive MS Primary progressive MS About the Disease MS is a condition of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The central nervous […]

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About Alzheimers 2

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough […]