Many factors can cause a muscle twitch, including exercise, nutrient deficiencies, and health conditions that affect the nervous system. Muscle twitches are not usually serious. In this article, we look at the causes, treatment, and prevention of muscle twitches.
A burning sensation can occur anywhere in the body. It may feel like heat, pins and needles, or a sharp, prickly pain. Various conditions cause it, and a correct diagnosis is essential. Here, learn about illnesses that commonly cause burning sensations, as well as when to see a doctor and treatments that can help.
We explore 10 causes of numbness affecting the lips, including which symptoms indicate a medical emergency and when to seek advice from a doctor.
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models.
Findings suggest nerve receptors work in concert to transmit itch signals.Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord...
A new study suggests the particular symptoms likely to arise in a person with neurofibromatosis type 1 may be determined by the particular mutation they have in their NF1 gene.
Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington's disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder.
Neurological functions following spinal cord injury have generally been assessed using the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale. However, the scale primarily evaluates motor function, and little attention has been given to autonomic nerve functions, such as defecation, sweating or skin response.
Anhidrosis, sometimes referred to as hypohidrosis, sudomotor dysfunction or sweating dysfunction, is an abnormal lack of sweat in response to heat - the person's body is unable to sweat normally. Anhidrosis is the complete absence of sweating, while hypohidrosis is sweating less than normal. If the human body cannot sweat properly it cannot cool itself, which is potentially harmful...