Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a common neurologic disorder characterized by peripheral paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve (also known as the facial nerve), resulting in muscle weakness on one side of the face.
What is Bell's Palsy?

Bell's palsy is a common neurologic disorder characterized by peripheral paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve (also known as the facial nerve), resulting in muscle weakness on one side of the face.

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Should siRNA-based antivirals be added to the COVID toolbox?

Should siRNA-based antivirals be added to the COVID toolbox?

Covid vaccination not linked to increased risk of rare neurological events

Covid vaccination not linked to increased risk of rare neurological events

SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to greater risk of neurological complications than vaccines

SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to greater risk of neurological complications than vaccines

Researchers find no serious health effects linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers find no serious health effects linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Beneficial and protective effects of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines far outweigh the risk of Bell's palsy

Beneficial and protective effects of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines far outweigh the risk of Bell's palsy

Patient's case report reveals link between Bell’s palsy and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Patient's case report reveals link between Bell’s palsy and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Conversations in social media platform can provide new way to communicate about vaccine efficacy

Conversations in social media platform can provide new way to communicate about vaccine efficacy

Cutting-edge surgery enables patients with facial paralysis to close their eyes

Cutting-edge surgery enables patients with facial paralysis to close their eyes

People with acquired paralysis later in life report higher rates of depression, anxiety

People with acquired paralysis later in life report higher rates of depression, anxiety

Study: People with rare diseases at high risk for experiencing poor quality of life

Study: People with rare diseases at high risk for experiencing poor quality of life

NYU Langone launches new, comprehensive center for facial paralysis

NYU Langone launches new, comprehensive center for facial paralysis

Study shows link between steroid use and poor outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis

Study shows link between steroid use and poor outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis

Cosmetic surgery could improve lives of people with facial paralysis

Cosmetic surgery could improve lives of people with facial paralysis

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

3-D imaging technique may be useful for measuring efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers

Migraine headache may double risk of nervous system condition that causes Bell's palsy

Migraine headache may double risk of nervous system condition that causes Bell's palsy

Botox also treats facial nerve disorders that occur after Bell's palsy

Botox also treats facial nerve disorders that occur after Bell's palsy

Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100% of patients with Bell's palsy

Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100% of patients with Bell's palsy

Loyola University surgeon uses electrical stimulation as part of surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy

Loyola University surgeon uses electrical stimulation as part of surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy

Intense acupuncture shows promise for Bell’s palsy rehabilitation

Intense acupuncture shows promise for Bell’s palsy rehabilitation

Acupuncture with de qi improves facial muscle recovery in Bell palsy patients

Acupuncture with de qi improves facial muscle recovery in Bell palsy patients