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2355 Articles Matching "brain"

Suicide Risk Doubles After Concussion

Nov 17, 2018 , RxList
Individuals diagnosed with concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) are twice as likely to die by suicide compared to their counterparts with no history of head trauma, new research...
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At-Home Brain Stimulation - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nov 17, 2018 , Forbes
There are nearly a dozen neurostimulation devices on the market that claim to improve cognitive function by allowing you to zap your brain with a small electrical current. But just because you can now do this at home doesn’t mean it’s a good...
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Playing High School Football Changes The Teenage Brain

Nov 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The researchers used a new type o......
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Babies' brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests....
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Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

Nov 15, 2018 , WebMD
The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and...
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Can Stimulating The Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. The resu......
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Concussions tied to doubled risk of suicide

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Survivors of traumatic brain injuries may be more than twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals without a history of injuries like concussions or skull fractures, a research review suggests....
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Cocaine Cut With Anti-Worming Drug May Cause Brain Damage

Nov 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Cocaine Cut With Anti-Worming Drug May Cause Brain DamageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00...
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The Bigger the Brain, the Bigger the Tumor Risk?

Nov 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: The Bigger the Brain, the Bigger the Tumor Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 12:00:00...
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Study On Mice Shows THC In Cannabis Could Be Beneficial For Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Genetically engineered mice given tetrahydrocannabinol performed better during a brain test than mice that received a placebo, according to a study that also said they lost fewer brain cells and had fewer plaques associated with the disease. Other public health news focuses on a potential new treatment for gonorrhea, the final Agent Orange cleanup, tips for flu season, ZIP codes and life expectancy rates, babies with older fathers, and...
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Drinking Coffee May Reduce Your Chances Of Developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each year. A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute, suggests there could be more to that morning jolt of goodness than a boost in energy and attention. Drinking coffee may also protect yo......
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A Billionaire's Dying Wish: A $10 Million Prize To Fight Brain Diseases

Nov 07, 2018 , Forbes
Named for late billionaire Richard Rainwater, the Rainwater Prize Program has launched to help find a cure for a rare brain...
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Alphabet kicks off a private two-day conference dedicated to health, featuring AI chief Jeff Dean

Nov 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
The conference is a rare opportunity for Alphabet employees to come together from the various teams dabbling in health care, including Google Fit, Nest, Google Brain, Verily and Calico. It's billed as an academic conference....
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Study: Women Who Are Early Risers Have Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer

Nov 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A team of UK researchers found that women who wake up early have a 40 to 48 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer. In other public health news: why you should get your flu shot now; U2's Bono thanks Congress for maintaining AIDS funding; an exploration of the brain's working memory; and...
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Viewpoints: Lessons On The Brain’s Downward Spiral During Substance Abuse; Don’t Wait To Confront Alzheimer’s

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Music Improves Social Communication In Autistic Children

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal......
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Reports Shed Light On How Daylight Savings Time Creates Problems At Hospitals, In Our Brains

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"Falling back" an hour causes glitches in Epic Systems, the electronic record system used by some hospitals, requiring them to fall back on paper records during the time change. Other problems with the time change include interrupted sleep patterns and other health...
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Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

Nov 06, 2018 , WebMD
Striking, yelling at or shaming children can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in the brain's structure, new research confirms. Harsh verbal abuse is also linked to mental health problems in preteens and teens, according to the American Academy of...
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Diabetes Medications May Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Severity, Mount Sinai Researchers Report

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
People with Alzheimer’s disease who were treated with diabetes drugs showed considerably fewer markers of the diseaseincluding abnormal microvasculature and disregulated gene expressionsin their brains compared to Alzheimer’s patients without treatment for diabetes, Mount Sinai researchers report. ......
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Noisy Neighborhood? Your Heart May Pay a Price

Nov 06, 2018 , WebMD
Chronic noise from traffic and airports appears to trigger a brain region critically involved in stress regulation, brain scans have revealed, which could raise the risk for heart...
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