Tourette Syndrome

Tiktok Tics: When Tourette's Syndrome Went Viral

Mass psychogenic illness, also known as mass hysteria, is when a group of people manifest physical symptoms from imagined threats. History is littered with outbreaks of mass hysteria. Recently, alleged cases of Tourette's syndrome appeared all over...

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Latest Moral Panic: No, Tiktok Probably Isn't Giving Teenage Girls Tourette Syndrome

If you recall, the U.S. spent much of 2020 freaking out about TikTok's threat to privacy, while oddly ignoring that the company's privacy practices are pretty much the international norm (and ignoring a whole lot of significantly worse online...

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90 Day Fiancé: Loren Reacts To Fan Who Doubted Her Tourette Syndrome

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Loren Brovarnik recently responded to a fan who questioned her struggle with Tourette syndrome. Loren, a mother of two sons first opened up about her medical condition on 90 Day Fiancé in 2016. It was tough for...

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Early Data For Experimental Thc Drug 'promising' For Tourette's

A new compound containing THC and palmitoylethanolamide shows promise for reducing tics in adults with severe Tourette's syndrome in a small phase 2 trial. Medscape Medical News

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Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette But May Affect Adhd: Study

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders in youngsters, according to a new study. But it did find an association between strep infection and increased hyperactivity and...
Related topics: ADHD, Medical Research

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Stimulating Research Gives New Treatment Hope For Tourette Syndrome

New research has found that delivering electrical pulses to the wrist can significantly reduce the amount and severity of tics experienced by individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS), giving new hope for an effective treatment.
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Wristband 'zapper' Might Help Calm Tourette Syndrome

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- A wristband that zaps a key nerve may help quell the uncontrollable tics of Tourette syndrome, according to British researchers. "We think we've come up with a safe and effective piece of technology that we believe is...
Related topics: Medical Research

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An Oral Splint That Can Reduce Tourette Syndrome Tics

Researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. By biting down on the simple, removable oral splint, both adults and children with Tourette syndrome experienced a reduction in their...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Uses Real-time Fmri To Treat Tourette Syndrome

Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study conducted by Yale researchers ... Read more
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Anxiety, Tourette Sufferers Will Soon Be Able To Legally Smoke Weed In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced that anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will soon be added to the list of qualifying conditions for patients to obtain certifications to use medical marijuana. What are the details? PDHS...
Related topics: Anxiety, Smoking

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How Do Kids Learn To Turn Off Troublesome Tics?

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Many kids with tics can suppress them, and learning how they do it could lead to ways to help prevent major tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome, researchers say. At least 20% of elementary school-age children develop...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Quiz Time: What's The Latest On Tourette Syndrome?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

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New Treatment Guideline Focuses On Tourette Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood...

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Recommendations Issued For Treating Tourette Syndrome

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- In a new American Academy of Neurology guideline published in the May 7 issue of Neurology, recommendations are presented for treating Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders. Tamara Pringsheim, M.D., from the...

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Billie Eilish Opens Up To Ellen Degeneres About Living With Tourette Syndrome

The "When the Party's Over" singer said she didn’t want the disorder "to define who I was.”

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Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Tics may include blinking,...

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Billie Eilish Opens Up About Living With Tourette Syndrome

Billie Eilish strikes an interesting pose on the cover of The FADER‘s Spring Issue. Here’s what the 17-year-old “wish you were gay” singer had to share with the mag: PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Billie Eilish On what...
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Major Genetic Study Confirms That Many Genes Contribute To Risk For Tourette's Syndrome

A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS) -- a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics -- finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Patients with Tourette syndrome (TS) or chronic tic disorder (CTD) have an increased risk for developing at least one metabolic or cardiovascular disorder, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Neurocrine Bio Stumbles On Tourette Study Results

Neurocrine Bio shares dipped on Wednesday after the company announced that its midstage Tourette syndrome study did not live up to expectations.
Related topics: Medical Research

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