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Soccer star Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Baby of a Mother Who Refused Chemo to Give Birth Has Died
(DETROIT) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 grams). Nelson told The Associated Press the baby had good and bad days at the hospital, but “took a turn for the worse” this week. &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Karoub / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Michigan onetime Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stanford researchers halt brain cancer growth with absence of protein
Research at Stanford University suggests the growth of specific brain tumors -- high-grade gliomas -- can be stopped by cutting off access to a signaling molecule. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Druggable' protein could halt deadly brain cancers, if only for a few months
The type of brain cancer diagnosed in Arizona Sen. John McCain — a nefarious type of tumor that hijacks the normal work inside the brain — could be treated by a drug already tested in humans, Stanford University research finds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
NIH-funded study suggests approach for treating brain tumors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally produced when brain cells fire. The experiments, led by a group of scientists from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, suggest that targeting a protein called neuroligin-3 may prove beneficial in patients with these diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

National Cancer Institute designates UCLA brain cancer program a site of research excellence
The brain cancer program at UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute, making it one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this national recognition and substantial rese arch funding.The designation comes with an $11.4 million, five-year grant that recognizes UCLA ’s brain cancer program as one of the best in the country. The program supports research into the prevention, detection and treatment of one of the most lethal and deadly cancers, which often...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

​Multimillion-dollar gift to help Cincinnati Children’s combat cancer
A Glendale-based charity is donating $2.7 million to Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital to create an international consortium that will collaborate on clinical trials of promising medications for children with high-risk brain tumors. This afternoon the Cure Starts Now planned to surprise Dr. Maryam Fouladi, medical director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Childre n’s, with a check for $1.5 million, which represents the first two years of funding for the three-year grant. The check was to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

‘I Just Left My Body.’ Kate Walsh Speaks Out on Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Actress Kate Walsh was diagnosed with a “sizable” brain tumor two years ago, she revealed in a new interview. Walsh, who used to star in hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, opened up to Cosmopolitan about how terrified she was after the diagnosis in June 2015 and right before the surgery to remove it that same year. “I just left my body,” she told the magazine in an interview published Wednesday. “It was never anything I would have imagined.” Walsh said she had a meningioma, a tumor that forms from the membranes, that was the size of a small lemon. But doctors discov...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

A guide to childhood brain tumors
There are many different types and classifications of pediatric brain tumors, based upon cell structure, composition, rate of growth and location. A child’s tumor may have the same microscopic appearance to an adult tumor, but the mutations that cause its growth are completely different. Learn about the six most common types of childhood brain tumors. var metaslider_28538 = function($) { $('#metaslider_28538').flexslider({ slideshowSpeed:3000, animation:"fade", controlNav:true, di...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: brain tumors Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Source Type: news

New model may help science overcome the brain's fortress-like barrier
(University of Portsmouth) Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition
(University of California - San Diego) It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women's post-treatment mental processing speed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Key to GOP, Trump killing Obamacare, moving on bigger tax cuts: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey may be essential to the latest efforts by congressional Republicans and U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Obamacare. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told MSNBC today he might vote for the latest Obamacare replacement bill if Ducey supports it. McCain — who is fighting brain cancer — was the deciding vote against another GOP Obamacare repeal this summer. Ducey promptly put out a statement on Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) saying he backs the latest repeal push. That could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Key to GOP, Trump killing Obamacare, moving on bigger tax cuts: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey may be essential to the latest efforts by congressional Republicans and U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Obamacare. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told MSNBC today he might vote for the latest Obamacare replacement bill if Ducey supports it. McCain — who is fighting brain cancer — was the deciding vote against another GOP Obamacare repeal this summer. Ducey promptly put out a statement on Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) saying he backs the latest repeal push. That could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis
Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cancer symptoms: Deliciously Ella mother-in-law Tessa Jowell diagnosed with tumour
BRAIN cancer, or tumours, that grow quickly are considered 'high grade', and it is this type Tessa Jowell - the politician and mother-in-law to Deliciously Ella - has recently been diagnosed with. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer
Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dame Tessa Jowell has brain cancer, family says
The Labour peer and former MP was diagnosed in May, her daughter-in-law announces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Stigma and Mental Health
I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new test during a medication management appointment. My practitioner, a psychiatric advanced practice nurse, is an expert with psychopharmacology, and very knowledgeable about the latest treatments for depression. After trial and error with many medications, we discussed pinpointing the best antidepressant for me, through genetic testing. My interviews were featured on “Innovations”, a TV series on the Discovery Channel (watch here),...
Source: Psych Central - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vince G. Sparks Tags: Anxiety Depression Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Esteem Treatment Inheritance Mental Health self-compassion Stereotype Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

John McCain Is Co-Sponsoring a Bill to Block President Trump ’s Transgender Military Ban
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is co-sponsoring a new bill in support of transgender people serving in the military after President Donald Trump announced his transgender ban in July. The bipartisan bill, which is also sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) seeks to prevent the Department of Defense (DOD) from removing current service members solely on the basis of their gender identity. “When less than one percent of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country,” McCain...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized onetime Senate Source Type: news

Actress Kate Walsh Reveals Brain Tumor Surgery
'Grey's Anatomy' star has procedure on benign tumor. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chad Carr brain tumor tissue leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis beats "incurable" brain tumor after chemo fails
(Natural News) A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Tissue of boy, 5, who died of tumor leads to breakthrough
Chad Carr, the grandson of legendary University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was just five years old when he died. He had DIPG, a lethal and untreatable brain tumor which only affects kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chad Carr's tumor offers genetic clues for DIPG research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A year and half after losing his battle against brain cancer, Chad Carr's legacy lives through research that will help other children facing the same cruel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study shows that genomic profiling can help improve treatment of brain tumors in children
(Wiley) The largest genomic profiling study ever conducted into a type of brain tumor known as glioma in children has identified genetic alterations in 96% of cases. As reported in The Oncologist, this genetic information could help to identify the most effective treatments for specific cases of glioma, hopefully improving the prognosis for what is currently the leading cause of death for children with cancer in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thirdhand smoke exposure effects on liver and brain found to worsen over time
(University of California - Riverside) Thirdhand-smoke (THS) results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars. Using a mouse model, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found that THS exposure has a significant effect on health, specifically the liver and brain, as early as one month after initiation of exposure -- an effect that worsens with time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases as well as some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cancer Survivor Says CBD Oil ‘Saved Her Life’ After Doctors Said She Had 6 Months To Live
(Natural News) Four years ago, this cancer survivor was told she had “six to 18 months” to live. Today, she is advocating for the decriminalization of the life-saving herb. (Article by Amanda Froelich republished from TrueActivist.com) No one wants to be told they have cancer — let alone an inoperable brain tumor, yet this is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom who chose baby over chemotherapy dies
Doctors say Carrie DeKlyen chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer since it would have meant ending her pregnancy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: John McCain Optimistic in Battle Against Brain Cancer As he fights brain cancer, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, says his test results so far have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

John McCain Optimistic in Battle Against Brain Cancer
Title: John McCain Optimistic in Battle Against Brain CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DNA looping architecture may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors
(Baylor College of Medicine) The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She rejected chemotherapy and chose to die of cancer — so she could give birth to her child
The headaches began sometime in March. They didn’t think much of them, other than that they were possible migraines — until she started vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in Carrie DeKlyen’s brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim […]Related:New clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanomaAs Irma looms, many Florida hospitals turn off the lightsHouston’s next big storm: Mosquitoes (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I’ll See You in Heaven.’ Woman Who Chose Her Baby Instead of Chemotherapy Dies
(DETROIT) — A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died. Nick DeKlyen tells The Associated Press that his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died early Saturday surrounded by family. He says among the last things he said to her were, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen’s feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after she gave birth to her daughter Life Lynn DeKlyen. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Life Lynn was born prematurely an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Detroit onetime Source Type: news

Unconscious terminally ill mother had baby at 24-weeks-old
Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo cancer treatment to have her daughter, Life. She has terminal brain cancer. The cancer caused a stroke that left the Michigan mom unconscious before she had her baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Virus Shows Promise as Brain Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Also, more research needed to understand how Zika affects infant eyes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Overview A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anesthesia. The use of the donor nerve, an advance pioneered at Duke, may help people recover faster after surgery and could impact how other chronic eye conditions are treated. Content Blocks Header What Is Corneal Anesthesia? ContentCorneal anesthesia -- the medical term is neurotrophic keratopathy -- is a potentially devastating condition that can arise after certain viral infections...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Group to offer free brain scans in Wash. DC
The Brain Tumor Foundation plans to offer free brain MRI scans to the public...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating a pediatric capability for its BrainScope One medical neurotechnology. The technology is an FDA-cleared handheld medical device that is designed to assess the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury. The company sa...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal AliveCor Bonesupport Bra Source Type: news

Mother with terminal brain cancer to deliver baby early
Carrie Deklyen, 37, was 24 weeks pregnant with her daughter while battling a terminal brain tumor. The doctors in Michigan delivered Life, the baby, at 24 weeks because she was very sick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother with terminal brain cancer delivers baby early
Carrie DeKlyen, 37, was 24 weeks pregnant with her daughter while battling a terminal brain tumor. The doctors in Michigan delivered Life (pictured) at 24 weeks because she was very sick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Zika virus help battle deadly brain cancer?
The research is in the early stages, but appears promising, scientists say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus may be useful in treating brain tumours
Conclusion This is an interesting piece of research that shows how knowledge in one field of medicine can sometimes be applied to another field with surprising results. But it's important to be realistic about the stage of research. This is very much a "proof of concept" study, and tests on cells, tissues and mice don't necessarily translate into a safe and effective treatment for humans. The study has several limitations, but the fact the treatment so far hasn't been tested on humans is the most important. For one thing, Zika virus doesn't naturally infect mice, so researchers had to use a specially engineered v...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Genetic alterations that make a type of brain cancer more aggressive were identified
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The study set out to identify the mechanisms that make astrocytomas so aggressive and to find ways to customize treatment to patient needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Zika's most damaging quality could be weaponized against brain tumor cells. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Roche lung cancer drug Alecensa slashes brain risk in tests
(Reuters) - Patients taking Roche's targeted lung cancer drug Alecensa have a far lower risk of their disease spreading in the brain than those on Pfizer's Xalkori, new clinical trial data show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news