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Baby's dad yells, mom weeps after brain scan called 'sad'
The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a pre-court hearing after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London broke the news that new brain scan of the terminally ill baby made for "sad reading," the UK's Press Association reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glioblastoma: John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis
The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first DO NO HARM - so imagine intentionally using a virus that causes paralysis in hopes of treating the deadliest form of brain cancer. That's what doctors are trying with some patients with glioblastoma, the same cancer Arizona Senator John McCain is now grappling with, by using a reengineered polio virus. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Memory relies on simultaneously available timescales
Memory creates a hierarchy of different timescales, all of which provide relevant information when necessary, so they must all be available simultaneously. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Functional neurological symptom disorder: Diagnosis and treatment
In this article, learn about functional neurological symptom disorder. What are the causes, what are the symptoms, and is it commonly misdiagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Study: Fecal bacteria linked with greater infant thinking skills
Babies' diapers may hold clues to their brain development, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Musician strums guitar throughout brain surgery
A musician played the guitar while undergoing brain surgery to fix cramping in his fingers, according to the surgeon who conducted the operation in India. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover how to enhance memories during sleep... by triggering brain waves
(Natural News) In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers has discovered a way to enhance or impair memory during sleep. By triggering specific brain waves, researchers from the Center for Cognition and Sociality in South Korea’s Institute for Basic Science were able to nearly double long-term memory. The compelling new study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scoop on Avoiding'Brain Freeze '
SATURDAY, July 22, 2017 -- Gulping down a cold smoothie or giant scoop of ice cream sometimes leads to a fleeting severe headache known as " brain freeze. " But a neurologist says you can avoid it. " A brain freeze is what happens when cold food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When is higher neuroticism protective against death? Findings from UK Biobank - Gale CR, Čukić I, Batty GD, McIntosh AM, Weiss A, Deary IJ.
We examined the association between neuroticism and mortality in a sample of 321,456 people from UK Biobank and explored the influence of self-rated health on this relationship. After adjustment for age and sex, a 1- SD increment in neuroticism was associa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a diferent gait pattern? Relationship between idiopathic toe-walking and ADHD - Soto Insuga V, Moreno Vinu és B, Losada Del Pozo R, Rodrigo Moreno M, Martínez González M, Cutillas Ruiz R, Mateos Carmen C.
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) is described as a gait pattern with no contact between the heels and the ground in children older than 3years. The diagnosis is clinical, making it necessary to rule out other neurological and orthopaedic conditio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Gait and balance impairment after acute methanol poisoning - Peterov á K, Brožová H, Klempir J, Lišková I, Bezdicek O, Ridzoň P, Vaneckova M, Zakharov S, Pelclova D, Miovský M, Růžička E.
Neurological sequelae including gait impairment were reported in survivors after methanol intoxication; however, no systematic study has been published so far. We aimed to analyse gait and balance impairment in a group of Czech methanol poisoning survivors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of substance P in secondary pathophysiology after traumatic brain injury - Vink R, Gabrielian L, Thornton E.
It has recently been shown that substance P (SP) plays a major role in the secondary injury process following traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly with respect to neuroinflammation, increased blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, and edema formatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors for myocardial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: a one-year follow-up study - Lu K, Liang CL, Li PC, Liliang PC, Huang CY, Lee YC, Wang KW, Yang SN, Sun YT, Wang HK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. Common abnormalities accompanying this pathology include electrocardiographic abnormalities, elevated creatine kinase levels, arrhythmias, and pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pathological correlations between traumatic brain injury and chronic neurodegenerative diseases - Cruz-Haces M, Tang J, Acosta G, Fernandez J, Shi R.
Traumatic brain injury is among the most common causes of death and disability in youth and young adults. In addition to the acute risk of morbidity with moderate to severe injuries, traumatic brain injury is associated with a number of chronic neurologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increased recruitment of cognitive control in the presence of traumatic stimuli in complex PTSD - Herzog JI, Niedtfeld I, Rausch S, Thome J, Mueller-Engelmann M, Steil R, Priebe K, Bohus M, Schmahl C.
A neurocircuitry model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggests increased amygdala responses to emotional stimuli, coupled with hypoactivation of prefrontal regions associated with cognitive control. However, results are heterogenous across differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of psychiatric symptomatology on neuropsychological assessment performance in persons with TBI: a comparison of OEF/OIF veteran and civilian samples - Merz ZC, Roskos PT, Gfeller JD, Bucholz RD.
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether increased incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive symptomatology in veterans with combat-related traumatic brain injury might help account for neurocognitive impairment relative to civilians with traumatic br... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Home environment as a predictor of long-term executive functioning following early childhood traumatic brain injury - Durish CL, Yeates KO, Stancin T, Taylor HG, Walz NC, Wade SL.
This study examined the relationship of the home environment to long-term executive functioning (EF) following early childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Participants (N=134) were drawn from a larger parent study of 3- to 6-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early selenium treatment for traumatic brain injury: does it improve survival and functional outcome? - Khalili H, Ahl R, Cao Y, Paydar S, Sj ölin G, Niakan A, Dabiri G, Mohseni S.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and debility following trauma. The initial brain tissue insult is worsened by secondary reactive responses including oxidative stress reactions, inflammatory changes and subsequent permanen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sleep quality in returning veterans: the influence of mild traumatic brain injury - Martindale SL, Farrell-Carnahan LV, Ulmer CS, Kimbrel NA, McDonald SD, Rowland JA.
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a key behavioral health concern among Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans and is a frequent complaint among veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Currently, it is unclear whether sleep disturbance is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The spectrum of mild traumatic brain injury: a review - Mayer AR, Quinn DK, Master CL.
OBJECTIVE: This review provides an in-depth overview of diagnostic schema and risk factors influencing recovery during the acute, subacute (operationally defined as up to 3 months postinjury), and chronic injury phases across the full spectrum of individua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Spinal pathways involved in somatosensory inhibition of the psychomotor actions of cocaine - Chang S, Ryu Y, Gwak YS, Kim NJ, Kim JM, Lee JY, Kim SA, Lee BH, Steffensen SC, Jang EY, Yang CH, Kim HY.
Previous studies have demonstrated that somatosensory stimuli influence dopamine transmission in the mesolimbic reward system and can reduce drug-induced motor behaviors, craving and dependence. Until now, the central links between somatosensory and brain ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Skeletal muscle as a factor contributing to better stratification of older patients with traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study - Shibahashi K, Sugiyama K, Hoda H, Hamabe Y.
The objective of this study was to evaluate skeletal muscle mass as a predictive marker for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): a prospective, concurrent cohort, longitudinal study of mild traumatic brain injury in children: protocol study - Yeates KO, Beauchamp M, Craig W, Doan Q, Zemek R, Bjornson B, Gravel J, Mikrogianakis A, Goodyear B, Abdeen N, Beaulieu C, Dehaes M, Deschenes S, Harris A, Lebel C, Lamont R, Williamson T, Barlow KM, Bernier F, Brooks BL, Emery C, Freedman SB, Kowalski K, Mrklas K, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Schneider KJ.
The objective of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'They accused me of strangling her:' epilepsy and violence debate in Croatia at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries - Kuhar M, Fatovic-Ferencic S.
Nineteenth-century psychiatry shifted its focus to the brain as the seat of mental disorders. With a new understanding of mental disorders arose the need to consult forensic psychiatrists in cases of criminal acts committed by persons with mental illness. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AMA Module Offers Help for Adding Pharmacist to Practice
New education module offers six steps for integration of pharmacists into health care team (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology Source Type: news

Perceived Physical Activity Level Predicts Mortality
Association persists even after adjustment for confounders, including actual physical activity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, AIDS, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’ s Association, July 16 - 20
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Conference, Source Type: news

Moral cognition and homicide amongst forensic patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a cross-sectional cohort study - O'Reilly K, O'Connell P, Corvin A, O'Sullivan D, Coyle C, Mullaney R, O'Flynn P, Grogan K, Richter M, Kennedy H.
Forensic patients with schizophrenia who had carried out a homicide scored higher on a measure of moral cognition (MFQ-30) than other violent patients. Neurocognitive impairment was associated with homicide by mediation via higher scores for in-group loyal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Serial sampling of serum protein biomarkers for monitoring human traumatic brain injury dynamics: a systematic review - Thelin EP, Zeiler FA, Ercole A, Mondello S, B üki A, Bellander BM, Helmy A, Menon DK, Nelson DW.
BACKGROUND: The proteins S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1), and neurofilament light (NF-L) have been serially sampled in serum of patients suffering from traumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Physiological effects of touching wood - Ikei H, Song C, Miyazaki Y.
This study aimed to clarify the physiological effects of touching wood with the palm, in comparison with touching other materials on brain activity and autonomic nervous activity. Eighteen female university students (mean age, 21.7  ±  1.6 years) part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Participant and service provider perceptions of an outpatient rehabilitation program for people with acquired brain injury - Poncet F, Pradat-Diehl P, Lamontagne ME, Alifax A, Fradelizi P, Barette M, Swaine B.
BACKGROUND: A holistic, intensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation program for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) was developed at the Piti é-Salpêtrière Hospital, France (5 days/week for 7 weeks). This program, recently demonstrated effective, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Might John McCain Survive Brain Cancer?
The revered GOP Senator is the beneficiary of top-notch healthcare, but he faces a daunting, relentless disease. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlie Gard's dad yells, mom weeps after brain scan called 'sad'
The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a pre-court hearing after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London broke the news that new brain scan of the terminally ill baby made for "sad reading," the UK's Press Association reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Disordered Breathing Linked to Cognitive Impairment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Carriers of Alzheimer's susceptibility gene have increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Parkinson ’ s protein to take a trip into space
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space yesterday inked a collaboration to send a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease to the International Space Station. The researchers plan to evaluate the protein’s growth under microgravity conditions, which could foster larger, more regular LRRK2 protein crystals to grow and give insight into the protein’s structure. A better understanding of LRRK2’s structure could help design therapies optimized against the protein. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. ...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions
The European Medicines Agency is restricting the use of some linear gadolinium agents used in MRI scans and suspending authorization of others.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug may help traumatic brain injury patients
Researchers have found that the drug, memantine, used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may help traumatic brain injury patients as well. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord
The EMA committee recommends marketing authorization for Lacosamide Accord, the generic version of Vimpat, for treating partial-onset seizures in adults and teens.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Study: Depression changes structure of the brain
A major scanning study by the University of Edinburgh found depression can lead to changes in the structure of the brain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mice Show Signs of Mental Disorder After Injections of Cells from Schizophrenia Patient
The work may offer new insights into the disease’s origins  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research)
Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research - July 21, 2017 Category: Stem Cells Authors: Sharon Begley STAT Tags: Health Mind Mental Health Neurological Health Biology Source Type: news

EMA confirms clampdown on linear gadolinium agents
It's official: After months of intense lobbying and wrangling, the use of some...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium found in animal tissue regardless of GBCA type Gadolinium retention in brain may be underestimated Mayo group finds gadolinium in pediatric brain tissue FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention Pediatric radiology abandons linear gadolinium contrast (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Science News » Guidelines published for treating PANS/PANDAS
An expert panel has published guidelines for treatment of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and a subset of patients diagnosed with PAN Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Glioblastoma: New tools against brain cancer
There are new therapies on the horizon for the very aggressive form of cancer afflicting Senator John McCain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Educational Intervention Doesn ’ t Up Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene
No significant increase in hand hygiene; stethoscope hygiene remained at zero after intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 21, 2017 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

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told their son's latest brain scan results make for 'sad reading.' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell
A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

FDA recalls Penumbra 3D Revascularization device over wire separation issues
The FDA today released a recall notice for Penumbra‘s (NYSE:PEN) 3D Revascularization Device, part of its Penumbra system designed to remove thrombus from brain blood vessels during strokes, over issues with wire breaks and separations. The FDA labeled the recall as Class I, its most serious designation, indicating that there is a reasonable probability that use of the product could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The 3D Revascularization device is designed to restore blood flow or remove blood clots in blood vessels in the brain during acute ischemic stroke in patients who are ineligible or ...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Recalls Vascular Penumbra Inc. Source Type: news

Oxygen therapy revives brain of toddler who almost drowned
Doctor says child's severe brain injury was reversed using the "most misunderstood therapy in the history of science" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming'Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming '
Young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have high rates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy associated with modifiable risk factors and poor glycemic control, warn US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Brain cancer symptoms: Do YOU know the signs of John McCain’s RARE aggressive type?
BRAIN cancer, or tumours, start in the brain, and include the rare, aggressive type - glioblastoma - that US Senator John McCain has recently been diagnosed with. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news