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2401 Articles Matching "brain"

Two Compounds In Coffee May Team Up To Fight Parkinson's

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The discovery, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests these two compounds combined may become a therapeutic option to slow brain degeneration. Lead author M. Maral Mouradian, director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Institute for Neur......
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Sprayable Gel Developed By UCLA-Led Team Could Help The Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95% of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical......
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Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating AmoebaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Aging Roundup: Emergency Care; Elder Abuse; Alzheimer’s; And Holiday Cheer

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets take a look at various issues surrounding aging, including what to look for when trying to spot elder abuse; how difficult the emergency room can be for seniors; how to keep the aging body and brain healthy; and more....
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Tied to Tap Water in Neti Pot

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
This a rare case that serves as a reminder for people to follow the directions when using a Neti pot, and to use only boiled or distilled water, said Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle who treated the woman, CBS...
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Johns Hopkins Team Identifies Promising Diagnostic Tool For Alzheimer's Disease

Dec 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Two studies will be publi......
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PET Imaging Tracks Antibiotic Penetration Into Infected Brain Lesions For Treatment Of TB Meningitis

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tuberculosis meningitis causes life-threatening inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Treatment is difficult due to the inability of drugs to penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB). Now researchers are using non-invasive PET imaging to measure antibiotic concentrations in infe......
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Scientists Discover A Probable Cause Of 'Chemo Brain' And It May Be Treatable

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
Cancer survivors often report experiencing 'chemo brain,' sometimes for many years after treatment ends. Now scientists at Stanford might have figured out why it happens and what to do about...
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Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain Defects

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain DefectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba....
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Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out your nasal...
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Brain implants might one day help paralyzed patients use tablets

Dec 08, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Paralyzed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to perform, with help from sensors implanted in their brains, a recent experiment suggests....
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More evidence fruits and greens can be good for the brain

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Middle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don't consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests....
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Scientists urge ban of insecticides tied to brain impairment in kids

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Pregnant women should not be exposed to even low levels of a group of chemicals associated with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, scientists argue....
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A Toxin That Travels From Stomach To Brain May Trigger Parkinsonism

Dec 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- including symptoms like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. In a study with rats, researchers at Penn State College of Medic......
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Is Tech-Boosted Telepathy On Its Way? Nine Tech Experts Weigh In

Dec 05, 2018 , Forbes
With recent developments in biotech including claims of direct brain-to-brain interface, is it possible that, via technology, telepathy may emerge from the realm of science fiction into science fact? Members of Forbes Technology Council weigh in with their thoughts and...
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Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

Dec 05, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00...
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Some Some Types of Epilepsy Riskier In Pregnancy

Dec 04, 2018 , WebMD
Women with frontal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures begin in the front of the brain, have a higher chance having more seizures during pregnancy, a small new study...
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Clues To Brain Changes In Depression

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. The research, published in the journal, Nature, provides news i......
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Prolonged Brain Connections Seen in Adults With Autism

Dec 02, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Prolonged Brain Connections Seen in Adults With AutismCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 12:00:00...
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