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2041 Articles Matching "brain"

Another Diplomat Evacuated From Cuba With Mysterious Illness, And Officials Still Don’t Know What’s Going On

Jun 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The affected personnel have exhibited several health problems that resemble those caused by mild brain trauma such as a concussion, including sharp ear pain, dull headaches, tinnitus, vertigo, disorientation, nausea and extreme...
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Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease: NIH

Jun 22, 2018 , RxList
Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer's disease has revealed new evidence that viral species, particularly herpesviruses, may have a role in Alzheimer's disease biology....
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Researcher Zeroes In On The Pre-Clinical Phase Of Alzheimer’s As Way To Stop Disease From Progressing

Jun 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Reisa Sperling looks at the ten to fifteen year span before the onset of the disease when patients already have build-up of a protein that is believed to trigger the deterioration of the brain. In other public health news: pancreatic cancer, gout, depression, genetic testing, grandchildren for hire, and...
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Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Jun 22, 2018 , WebMD
Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported...
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Walking ability before heart surgery tied to brain function afterward

Jun 21, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who are faster on their feet may be less likely to suffer cognitive problems after heart surgery than patients who have difficulty walking, a Japanese study suggests....
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Mild Problem-Solving Task Improves Brain Function After A Concussion, New Study Suggests

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Concern is growing about the danger of sports-related concussions and their long-term impact on athletes. But physicians and healthcare providers acknowledge that the science is evolving, leaving questions about rehabilitation and treatment options. Currently, guidelines recommend that traumatic br......
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Looking Back At RFK's Assassination: A Medical Analysis Of His Injuries And Neurosurgical Care

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Charlottesville, VA (June 19, 2018). This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Struck by bullets on June 5, 1968, following his victory speech at the California Democratic Party presidential primary, Kennedy died of severe brain injury on the following ......
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Deep Brain Stimulation Showing Promise For Patients With Mild Alzheimer's Disease Over Age 65

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An age group analysis of data from the ADvance trial has shown that participants over the age of 65 continue to derive the most benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation of the fornix (DBS-f), as observed in the data from the phase 2 findings (12 – 24 months) of the Phase II trial. The findings, publishe......
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Faster Analysis Of Medical Images

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical differences in great detail. If a patient has a brain tumor, for instance, doctors can overlap a brain scan from several months ago ......
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Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked To Autism Affects Brain

Jun 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition. Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s......
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Digital brain biomarker startup raises $15M in Series B funding

Jun 16, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Mindstrong Health, a company that uses phone activity to measure mental health and behavior, has just closed a $15 million Series B funding round.  This newest backing brings the startups total financing to $29 million, and will be used to scale the business and advance commercial deployments with partners in the healthcare industry. Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Berggruen Holdings, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Foresite Capital, Optum Ventures, and One Mind Brain...
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Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo

Jun 16, 2018 , WebMD
These findings jibe with suggestions that snacks like nacho-flavored chips are foods perfectly engineered to push your buttons, containing "the right combo of fat, carb and salt," said Dr. Mitchell Roslin, chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York...
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Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo: Study

Jun 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 12:00:00...
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Why Fats And Carbs Together Trigger Craving In The Brain

Jun 16, 2018 , Forbes
The combination of carbs and fat isn’t found in nature, except in one ‘food.’ But the brain sure craves...
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Scientists Have Successfully Developed A 3-D Brain Organoid

Jun 15, 2018 , Forbes
The more than 300 scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) are working to translate the science of regenerative medicine into clinical therapies. Read about their latest...
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Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?

Jun 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Why Fats And Carbs Together Are The Brain's Weakness

Jun 15, 2018 , Forbes
The combination of carbs and fat isn’t found in nature, except in one ‘food.’ But the brain sure craves...
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Researchers Find The Brain Processes Sight And Sound In Same Manner

Jun 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way. The researchers say in a two-step process, neurons in one area of the brain learn the representation of th......
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Vaccination Exemptions For Kids Are Causing Pockets Of Vulnerability To Spread Across U.S.

Jun 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“We were able to identify some scary trends that were happening,” said Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and one of the study authors. There were both rural and urban areas that were identified as being vulnerable because of a high number of exemptions. In other public health news: CRISPR, eggs, c-sections, emergency go-bags, snacks, "chemobrain," electrocardiograms, and more....
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Brain-machine interface startup Paradromics closes $7M seed funding round

Jun 14, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Paradromics, a San Jose, California-based startup that is working to create streaming capabilities between the brain and computers, has just landed $7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Arkitekt Ventures and Synergy Ventures with participation from It-Farm, Dolby Ventures, Alpha Edison, Loup Ventures, and existing investor Fusion...
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