2748 Articles Matching "brain"

EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children

Jul 20, 2019 , WebMD
Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced...
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Prominent Vaping Researcher Asks For Study Linking E-Cigarettes To Heart Attacks To Be Retracted

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The spat is over a study that claimed adult vaping was "associated with" a doubled risk of heart attack. Brad Rodu, a University of Louisville professor, says that when he obtained the federal data, he found the majority of the 38 patients in the study who had heart attacks had them before they started vaping. In other news, Juul has hired a prominent researcher known for his work on nicotine and the adolescent...
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EPA Rejects Ban On Common Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Jul 20, 2019 , Forbes
On Thursday the EPA decided not to ban a controversial pesticide that has been linked to health risks in children....
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Teen’s Two-Pod A Day Juul Addiction Caused Massive Stroke, Lawsuit Says

Jul 19, 2019 , Forbes
The stroke required three brain surgeries and left the plaintiff with left side paralysis, speech impairment and a 50% loss of vision from both eyes, the lawsuit...
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Alzheimer’s Impacts More Women Than Men. Scientists Find New Reasons Why In Brain Scan, Genetic Studies.

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Researchers found that tau networks, a protein that forms tangles and destroy brain nerve cells, were more diffuse in women. Genetic differences also play a role, although researchers can't explain how yet. While two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases are in women, researchers also found they are able to mask the signs of dementia longer than men because of better brain metabolism....
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Elon Musk Sees His Neuralink Merging Your Brain With A.I.

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
On Tuesday, Elon Musk said his brain-machine interface has performed some successful experiments with rats and promises one day it will allow people to merge with artificial...
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UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday....
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More Evidence That Socializing Helps Protect the Aging Brain

Jul 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More Evidence That Socializing Helps Protect the Aging BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2019 12:00:00...
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3 Mindful Steps To Better Sleep

Jul 17, 2019 , Forbes
Sarina was suffering from what I call the 3 am Wake-up Call from her...
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Good News About Dementia: 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Make Difference Even For People Who Have Genes That Increase Risk

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While recent news about Alzheimer's focused on disappointing failed drug trials, two new studies discussed at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference look at how clean living helps lower the chances of developing wasting brain diseases by as much as 60%. Give up red meat, don't smoke, exercise more, read more books and limit red wine to one glass a night. "This research is exciting in that it shows there are actionable things we can do to try to counteract genetic risk for...
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Brain Injury Often a Devastating Side Effect of Domestic Violence

Jul 12, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Brain Injury Often a Devastating Side Effect of Domestic ViolenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Disney Channel Star’s Tragedy Shines Light On Rare But Devastating Reality Of Epilepsy-Related Sleep Deaths

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While an autopsy report is forthcoming, the most likely cause of his death was SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. A severe seizure can temporarily shut down the brain, including the centers that control respiration, and if a person is sleeping and lying face down, death can occur, experts say....
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Could Computers, Crafts Help Preserve the Aging Brain?

Jul 12, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Computers, Crafts Help Preserve the Aging Brain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2019 12:00:00...
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What Does Quitting Opioids Actually Look Like Inside The Brain?

Jul 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists hope that studying the way the brain reacts during and after addiction will help them develop best practices for getting people to quit. In other news on the epidemic: debates about what to do with fentanyl; medication-assisted treatment; a decrease in opioid deaths; and...
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How Mapping The Brain Of One Of Simplest Organisms With A Nervous System Gives Scientists Insight Into Humans

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists created a map of the roundworm's brain, a goal that many researchers aspire to with humans, as well. Experts say maps such as these could help explain the biology of mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar...
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Color Associations Play Robust Role in Reading Faces

Jul 09, 2019 , RxList
Anyone who has ever sensed that a person is sick simply by looking at their face has experienced the wealth of information conveyed by face color. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides evidence that the human brain's visual system is especially sensitive to the color of faces compared to the colors of other objects or things. Study results were published today in Nature...
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Can A Font Improve Your Memory?

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
A new study has concluded that we really do have to work for our knowledge. When a piece of information is too easily and cleanly read, it can fail to engage our brains in the kind of deeper cognitive processing. Or stated in laymen’s terms: the more you focus on a task, the better you are at...
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Brain Games: Mental Stimulation Keeps Dogs' Minds Sharp

Jul 03, 2019 , WebMD
Like their owners, dogs can have mental decline. Medications can help slow this decline, and a study says mental stimulation could also improve brain...
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Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
Thanks to ongoing brain development and sensitivity to dopamine (neurotransmitter associated with pleasure), teens are more likely to crave reward-based experiences. In the age of smartphones, followers and likes, reward-seeking behaviors is increasingly associated with social media...
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Child death toll from brain disease crosses 100 in India as parents protest

Jun 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Scores of parents and locals gathered outside a hospital in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday to protest the death of more than 100 children over the past three weeks....
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