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2516 Articles Matching "brain"

Brief general anesthesia appears safe for children's brains

Feb 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In infants, an hour of general anesthesia - long enough for most minor surgeries done in babies - doesn't increase the risk of impaired brain development compared to an hour of regional anesthesia, a study suggests....
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New Molecules Reverse Memory Loss Linked To Depression, Aging

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing m......
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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

Feb 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00...
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Ambivalence Over Motherhood Could Reshape Practices Around Family Planning

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New data from a CDC survey finds that in up to 19 percent of pregnancies, women are unsure if they want to be pregnant, a state of mind doctors need to be in tune with when counseling them, researchers say. Public health news looks at AIDS death rates in the South; depression's harmful role in aging brains; looking for treatments in moss piglets and a reason to get off the couch this weekend, as...
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Can We Repair The Brain? The Promise Of Stem Cell Technologies For Treating Parkinson's Disease

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the ......
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URI Nursing Study Shows Benefits Of Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping On Brain Development In Healthy Babies

Feb 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new University of Rhode Island nursing study has found. “When we wait five minutes to clamp the cords of healthy babi......
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How Samsung platforms are supporting health tech’s toolmakers

Feb 13, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
At HIMSS19, the electronics company is discussing its partnerships for digital brain health tools and its long-term efforts toward data-driven health...
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Pharma Companies Dramatically Slash List Price For Cholesterol Drug In Rare Move

Feb 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Rival cholesterol drugs Praluent and Repatha struggled as insurance companies and benefit managers made it difficult for patients to get the treatment. Because they were so expensive, even for patients with a genetic disorder that causes super-high cholesterol, insurers rejected the drugs 63 percent of the time. Now, both of their list prices have been cut, a move that could possibly hint at a change in the drug pricing system on the horizon. In other pharmaceutical news, brain cancer drugs,...
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Scientists say bees can do basic math

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Does math give you trouble? Here's some encouragement: Despite their miniature brains, a new study says honeybees can learn basic arithmetic. If they can do it, so can you!...
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Tak Mak Lab Discovers How The Immune System “Thinks”

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections. The first proof-of-function findings, published online today in the journal Science, solve a puzzle scie......
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Mouse Studies Advance Search For New Class Of Antidepressants

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In experiments with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report a promising advance in the search for a new class of drugs to treat major depression. A compound developed by the Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Group targets a chemical in specific cells of the mammalian brain, and eases signs of ......
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New MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute At Saddleback Medical Center Expands Premier Life-Preserving Care For The Brain And Spine

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The new MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills is opening to provide highly advanced care for conditions of the nervous system, including strokes, spine conditions, brain disorders, tumors, balance and related conditions—making it the region's newest premier......
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Two Studies Reveal Pregnant Women Bear Greater Risk Of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the International Stroke Conference 2019. A study led......
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Women's Brains May Be More 'Age-Resistant' Than Men's

Feb 07, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Women's Brains May Be More 'Age-Resistant' Than Men'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Feb 07, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Education does not slow cognitive decline in old age

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Higher education may build a stronger foundation for overall brain function, but starting from this higher level of function doesn't influence how fast cognition declines in old age, researchers report....
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New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

Feb 06, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last for years after their initial infection has cleared up. Now, in a small study, Johns Hopkins Medicin......
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Biggest Ever Map Of Human Alzheimer's Brain Published

Feb 06, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer's Disease has produced largest dataset of its type ever. And the data, developed by a team of researchers led by Dr Richard Unwin at The University of Manchester, is now freely available online for any scientist to use. Th......
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Fish Oil Supplements: A Fish Tale or a Good Catch?

Feb 06, 2019 , WebMD
Are fish oil supplements an easy way to help your heart, joints and brain, or are they 21st century snake oil products? The truth may be somewhere in the...
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Mother's friendships may be good for babies' brains

Feb 02, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When new mothers have friends ready to step in and help them, they have toddlers who score better on cognitive tests than the babies of women with smaller social support networks, a U.S. study suggests....
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