Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears
Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.(Image credit: Leyla B/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and Alzheimer disease - Al-Dahhak R, Khoury R, Qazi E, Grossberg GT.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health and economic burden. With increasing aging population, this issue is expected to continue to rise. Neurodegenerative disorders are more common with aging population in general regardless of history of TBI. Rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

IVT Remains the Basis and Mainstay of Revascularizing Therapy IVT Remains the Basis and Mainstay of Revascularizing Therapy
Do we need IVT before EVT? In this commentary, the authors maintain that IVT before EVT remains the standard of care for acute stroke, regardless of arguments to the contrary.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of different types of cannabinoids for a variety of chronic non-cancer pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Health Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Health
Can exercise help improve cognition in older adults?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Menopause Linked to Brain Atrophy Surgical Menopause Linked to Brain Atrophy
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy before menopause is associated with brain degeneration later in life, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Researchers add prebiotics to infant formula in an effort to improve learning, memory, brain development to match that of breastfed babies
(Natural News) Breastfeeding your child is still the safest and healthiest way to nourish your baby. Scientists and nutritionists alike have observed the myriad of benefits that breastfeeding brings, from an increased bond with the baby to an infant that develops healthier than its baby formula-fed counterparts. That said, there are families that — for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to increase your GABA levels naturally
(Natural News) When it comes to brain function, it’s always important to maintain just the right balance of neurotransmitters so that the brain remains in top condition. One neurotransmitter whose deficiency has been linked to different mental conditions is gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. Fortunately, there are many ways to increase GABA levels naturally. Neurotransmitters are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists STUNNED as first-of-its-kind study reveals strong link between fluoridated water and ADHD
(Natural News) There are many reasons to oppose fluoridated water. Not only is it a form of government-dictated mass medication, research has consistently shown that fluoride consumption has a host of ill effects on human health. Recent research has once again confirmed that fluoride is a neurotoxin — with developing fetuses and young children being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More toxic than fluorine, deadly MERCURY secretly invades and damages your body and brain
(Natural News) Everybody knows, thanks to hundreds of reports, that there are tiny amounts of mercury in fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. For every two pounds of fish, you’ll find about .04 milligrams, or 40 micrograms, of mercury. Doesn’t sound like much to worry about though, huh? Still, there are lots of warnings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche ’s investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours in people with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours
Roche today announced results from an integrated analysis of the pivotal phase II STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1 and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials that showed the investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours (objective response rate; ORR) in more than half (57.4%) of people with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours in people with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours
Roche today announced results from an integrated analysis of the pivotal phase II STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1 and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials that showed the investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours (objective response rate; ORR) in more than half (57.4%) of people with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cranberry extract prevents Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Cranberry juice, which is full of antioxidants, demonstrates various health benefits and it is often used to prevent age-related brain decline. According to a study, cranberry extract (CBE) may even help treat Alzheimer’s disease. A natural part of life, aging is often linked to the accumulation of damages “at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.” Damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain's connection to immune system discovered: New study identifies lymphatic vessels on the brain
(Natural News) “We literally watched people’s brains drain fluid into these vessels,” said Daniel S. Reich, senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as he was asked to explain the latest findings of his long-sought research. Dr. Reich and his team were understandably nervous but proud of their work as they published their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis
A phase 2a study provides preliminary evidence that EDAS surgery to reroute brain arteries, used to treat moyamoya disease, may also reduce recurrent stroke in patients with intracranial stenosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Novel Treatment Approach for PML A Novel Treatment Approach for PML
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, caused by the JC virus, has no known treatment. A new study offers a novel approach using T-cell infusions from the more treatable BK virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids
If the goal of child rearing is to help children develop into independent adults, it’s hard to imagine how that is possible if worry prevents them from doing the very activities that will build their confidence. Further, much of life is uncertain, and fear of uncertainty can become a seemingly insurmountable barrier for kids and parents alike, leaving courage and resilience far out of reach. In their new book, The Worry Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Overcome Anxiety & the Fear of Uncertainty, Muniya S. Khanna, PhD, and Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, address this very issue, drawing on current and effective strat...
Source: Psych Central - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Family General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Parenting Psychology Self-Help Students Anxiety And Worry Avoidance kids The Worry Workbook for Kids worry cycle Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Chronic Inflammation May Boost Alzheimer's Risk for APOE4 Carriers
(MedPage Today) -- Systemic inflammation also may be tied to earlier AD onset in these patients (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders
The EMA committee has recommended marketing authorization for the first treatment for adults with nondystrophic myotonia, a group of rare muscle contraction disorders characterized by pain and fatigue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA approves Abbott ’ s HeartMate 3 as a destination therapy
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA approval for its HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device, now approved as a destination therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. With the approval, the Chicago-based company said that the device can now be used in patients not eligible for a transplant as a life-long implant. “We partner with physicians to holistically develop therapies that benefit patients and achieve better outcomes. The unique design of the HeartMate 3 LVAD—with its Full MagLev technology—takes an established innovation and improves upon it in meaningful ways to help people with...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis
Drs Stephen Krieger and James Sumowski discuss developments in understanding and managing the cognitive deficits associated with MS.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Why some with the 'Alzheimer's gene' do NOT develop the disease
The ApoE4 gene increases the risk of Alzheimer's, but has also been detected in people who never develop neurodegenerative disease. Boston University has a theory as to why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer ’ s?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60? Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60?
To add more evidence to the controversial debate over stopping immunomodulatory therapy for multiple sclerosis after age 60, researchers focus on quality of life, walking performance, and relapse rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kisspeptin can increase sexual arousal
Research, published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation Insight, suggests that kisspeptin increases brain activity in areas linked to sexual arousal and happiness.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PET Scans Show No Brain GABA Receptor Deficiency in Autism PET Scans Show No Brain GABA Receptor Deficiency in Autism
The potential therapeutic target of brain GABA type A deficiency linked to reduced receptors is undercut by an imaging study showing no reduction in receptors, although possible impairment in signaling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Half of Alzheimer's cases may be caused by the herpes virus
Professor Ruth Itzhaki, of Manchester University, claims the virus causes similar protein deposits in the brain to the characteristic plaques of Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data
However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,'but rather an add-on, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates
Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa
This article spotlights the Neurosurgery Education and Development Foundation and the work they are doing to provide neurosurgical care and improve neurosurgical education in East Africa.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults
This report highlights various public health programs and opportunities for promoting health and well-being in older persons and their caregivers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Making the case for a comprehensive national registry for pediatric CKD
(Children's National Health System) In a commentary published by the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Sun-Young Ahn, M.D., and Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D., explain that pediatric chronic kidney disease can contribute to growth failure, developmental and neurocognitive defects, and impaired cardiovascular health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The neurobiology of social aggression
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Bullying and aggression carry heavy societal costs. For the first time, Duke-NUS researchers have found a signalling mechanism in the brain that shapes social behaviour -- specifically a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB), which affects social dominance. This novel discovery has implications for a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of aggression and bullying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find brain signal that might help us judge the holiday buffet
(Johns Hopkins University) Neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to food preference decisions, like what to choose from a buffet line or potluck table. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and brain cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

The natural supplements you should be taking to boost mental performance
(Natural News) Yes, it’s possible to boost your mental performance with the right supplements. What’s even better news is that these supplements are all-natural and have far-reaching benefits besides helping your brain function better. Cognitive enhancers are among the most popular types of drug today, especially among scientists, students, entrepreneurs, and other individuals whose activities... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EDAS Surgery May Help Prevent Repeat Strokes from Brain Plaques
(MedPage Today) -- Early phase study showed potentially lower recurrence, death risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Director Joshua Gordon and IRP Researcher Ellen Leibenluft Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Ellen Leibenluft, M.D., chief of the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience and co-chief of the Emotion and Development Branch in the NIMH Intramural Research Programs, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Does your vision look like this? Reveal your risk by simply looking around
STROKE symptoms include a dropped face on one side, difficulty raising arms, and slurred speech. But, you should also speak to a doctor if your vision appears like this - are you at risk of the brain condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Self-Control Key to Weight Loss, Brain Scans Show
Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Brain ’ s ‘ Self - Control ’ Center May Be Key to Weight - Loss Success
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Abbott alleges ex-marketing exec lifted its neuromod marketing playbook
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week accused a former marketing executive of purloining the marketing playbook for its neuromodulation business on his way out the door to a marketing job at competitor Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO). In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, Abbott alleged that former neuromodulation global marketing product manager Blayne Fleck was instrumental in crafting the Chicago-area company’s marketing and global expansion plans. On Oct. 3, just a week after the plan was finalized, according to the Oct. 15 complaint, Fleck tendered his resignation and said he’d accepted a job ...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Abbott Nevro Corp. Personnel Moves Source Type: news

Veteran War Correspondent's Biggest Battle
(MedPage Today) -- His son's fight with a rare genetic disease (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

TRP Antibodies
Some of the Best AvailableOur TRP Channel Antibodies are widely used and frequentlypublished.Here's some data from researchers using on of ourTRPV1 Antibodies.Immunohistochemical expression of serum response factor in rat dorsal root ganglia. Dorsal root ganglia dissected from male Sprague-Dawley rat and imaged by confocal microscopy for (A) TRPV1 (blue), (B) AKAP (AKAP150, green), and (C) SRF (red), with colocalization represented in panel (D). White arrows indicate cells expressing all 3 proteins. Yellow line represents 50 μM in length; images are representative of 4 individual sections taken from 6 L4 to L6 DRG. (E) ...
Source: Neuromics - October 18, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Receptor Antibodies TRP antibody TRPV1 antibodies TRPV1 antibody VR1s Source Type: news