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Brain and nervous system

The brain is the center of the nervous system; the nervous system is a network of specialized cells that communicate information from the senses to the brain and from the brain back to the muscles and glands.

Diseases of the brain and nervous system can be terrible, and might leave you with an absolute sense of loneliness; but you can locate doctors and many others who are coping with the same things as you in our specialized support group.
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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disease that affects the dopamine-producing cells of the brain and causes progressive difficulties in motor skills and speech. Usually, the disease strikes those above 65. The main symptoms are rigidity, slowness, balance problems, and tremors.

Join our online support group for Parkinson’s disease to talk with doctors and professionals who can help and other people facing the same challenges.


A zoonotic viral disease, rabies causes acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals. The animal-human transmission takes place through contact with its saliva. The most characteristic feature of rabies is hydrophobia, or the ‘fear of water’.

To learn more about the signs and symptoms of the disease, visit our support group today.

REM Behavior Disorder/Rapid Eye Movement Behaviour Disorder

Rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder involves acting out dreams during REM sleep. Normally, during REM sleep, a person’s voluntary muscles are temporarily paralyzed and he cannot move. A person with this disorder loses muscle paralysis and may talk and do other things, acting out his dreams in his sleep. Sometimes, the behavior is violent and can injure people nearby.

Join our online group on REM behavior disorder to ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.

Rheumatic Fever

The term "rheumatic" refers to synovial joints of the body ("rheum" refers to viscous fluid, such as synovial fluid), hence "rheumatic fever" connotes an illness associated with abnormalities of synovial joints. Synovial is a clear fluid that helps in lubrication of a joint. Any joint in the body which produces this fluid is known as a synovial joint. When a common strain of bac ... Read More

Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome

The restless legs syndrome describes a condition in which a person has unpleasant sensations in his legs (or arms or torso) and needs to move them to relieve the sensations. The sensations are especially strong when a person is resting or lying down, and so people with the syndrome often have difficulty sleeping. Because of this, the syndrome is also classified as a sleep disorder.

Meet others with the same condition and experts who can help by joining our online group on sleep disorders and the restless legs syndrome.

Sleep Eating Disorders

People with sleep eating disorders eat and sometimes prepare food in their sleep. Like sleep walkers, they have no or very little memory of this when they are awake. Many people with sleep eating disorders diet during the day, and they tend to be depressed, worried, exhausted or angry.

Join our online support group for sleep eating disorders to find help and support from other sleep eaters and professionals who care.

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