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Language Disorders/Aphasia

Disclaimer: This information sheet is for education purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. What are they? Language refers to the understanding and use of words … Continue reading

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Neuralgia explained

Neuralgia is pain in a nerve pathway. The pain may be triggered by nerve injury or particular disorders including shingles, infection, injury or syphilis. In many cases, the cause isn’t known. Neuralgia can be managed with medication, physical therapies or surgery Continue reading

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NINDS Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page

  Synonym(s):   Tic Douloureux Condensed from Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet   What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?   Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain.  The pain seldom lasts … Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – Management

Management of CFS Introduction Managing chronic fatigue syndrome can be as complex as the illness itself. There is no cure, no prescription drugs have been developed specifically for CFS, and symptoms can vary a lot over time. Thus, people with … Continue reading

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Brain Fog Causes

There are times when we are firing on all cylinders, when we feel alert, focused and on the ball and inevitably these times see us being highly productive and creative and achieving a lot. Then there are the other times, … Continue reading

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – Symptoms

Symptoms Chronic fatigue syndrome can be misdiagnosed or overlooked because its symptoms are similar to so many other illnesses. Fatigue, for instance, can be a symptom for hundreds of illnesses. Looking closer at the nature of the symptoms though, can … Continue reading

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

CFS Case Definition Overview Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by intense fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical activity or mental exertion. People with CFS often … Continue reading

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic auto-immune neurological disease characterised by damage to the myelin coating of nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and the central nervous system (CNS). MS affects individuals of all races … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy FACT SHEET

Facts about cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the … Continue reading

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Bell’s palsy

Facial palsy; Idiopathic peripheral facial palsy; Cranial mononeuropathy Bell’s palsy is a disorder of the nerve that controls movement of the muscles in the face. Damage to this nerve causes weakness or paralysis of these muscles. Paralysis means that you … Continue reading

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