Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19: New Studies Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19: New Studies
Two new large studies show stroke rates in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 ranging from 1.5% to 2.2%, lower than originally thought. One also reports a reduction in stroke care during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants
A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.(Image credit: Clint Penick) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Doubek Source Type: news

Common MS Treatment Wears Off More Quickly in Black Patients Common MS Treatment Wears Off More Quickly in Black Patients
Black patients with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder may respond differently to a common MS therapy compared to their White peers, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 18, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

This pandemic seems to have no end. But years living with sarcoidosis has taught me we can get through this.
I routinely “lost” whole years when my heart and brain were attacked by the disease, a chronic and potentially lethal inflammatory ailment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Stanfel Source Type: news

Commentary on mild traumatic brain injury research needs in the general population - Isaki E.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cause of death after traumatic brain injury: a population-based health record review analysis referenced for nonhead trauma - Esterov D, Bellamkonda E, Mandrekar J, Ransom JE, Brown AW.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability and is associated with decreased survival. Although it is generally accepted that TBI increases risk of death in acute and postacute periods after injury, causes of premature death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of diffusion tensor imaging in characterizing injury patterns on athletes with concussion and subconcussive injury: a systematic review - Tayebi M, Holdsworth SJ, Champagne AA, Cook DJ, Nielsen P, Lee TR, Wang A, Fernandez J, Shim V.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem. The majority of TBIs are in the form of mild TBI (also known as concussion) with sports-related concussion (SRC) receiving public attention in recent years.Here we have performed a systematic r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic microbleeds in mild traumatic brain injury are not associated with delayed return to work or persisting post-concussion symptoms - Huovinen A, Marinkovic I, Isokuortti H, Korvenoja A, M äki K, Nybo T, Raj R, Melkas S.
The main objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate whether traumatic microbleeds (TMBs) are a significant prognostic factor of return to work (RTW), post-traumatic symptoms and overall recovery in patients with mild traumatic brain injury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The incremental cost of transport-related traumatic brain injury and older age in adults 65 years and older - Van Deynse H, Cools W, Devos S, Hubloue I, Lauwaert D, Moens M, Pien K, Schmidt M, Van Belleghem G, Putman K.
This study aims to determine the incremental cost of having a TBI in older adults, as well as the incremental cost of being of older age in patients with TBI. Method Incremental costs were assessed for both hospital and the period of one year pos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Preliminary validation of the Sleep and Concussion Questionnaire as an outcome measure for sleep following brain injury - Toccalino D, Wiseman-Hakes C, Zalai DM.
BACKGROUND: Sleep and wakefulness disturbances are common with traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, there are no condition-specific measures to evaluate sleep following TBI. OBJECTIVE: To assess the convergent validity of the Sleep and Concussion... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Back from the dead: a case of bupropion overdose mimicking brain death - Pelletier JN, Ie SR, Stromberg PE, Perkins JC.
We describe a case of a 43-year-old female who was found unresponsive after an intentional overdose of bupropion and cyclobenzaprine. Upon transfer to our hospital she began to exhibit signs of Brain Death (BD). Electroencephalogram (EEG) showed burst supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brain biomarkers in children after mild and severe traumatic brain injury - Sorokina EG, Semenova ZB, Reutov VP, Arsenieva EN, Karaseva OV, Fisenko AP, Roshal LM, Pinelis VG.
Brain biomarkers (protein S100b and neuron-specific enolase (NSE)), antibodies (aAb) to the NR2 subunit of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NR2(NMDA)) and to the GluR1 subunit of the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (GluR1(AMPA)) subtype of gluta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cannabis and driving ability - Sevigny EL.
The aim of this review is to discuss recent evidence on cannabis and driving ability. In particular, the review examines experimental research on the acute effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on driving-related neurobehavioral skills and driving performa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of occupational pesticide exposure on egyptian male adolescent cognitive and motor functioning - Eadeh HM, Ismail AA, Abdel Rasoul GM, Hendy OM, Olson JR, Wang K, Bonner MR, Rohlman DS.
BACKGROUND: Chronic low-level exposure to organophosphorus pesticides is associated with adverse health effects, including a decline in neurological functioning and long-term impairment. These negative effects may be more detrimental in children and adoles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characterization of limited duty neuromusculoskeletal injuries and return to duty times in the U.S. Army during 2017-2018 - Roy TCSPUSA, Faller TNMPH, Richardson MD, Taylor KMSD.
Neuromusculoskeletal injuries (MSKI) are the leading cause of medical encounters, lost or limited duty days, medical evacuations, and disability in the U.S. Army. In the U.S. Army, objective MSKI incidence rate metrics can be determined through medical enc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stroke: Blood clots account for 80 per cent of cases – are you at risk?
A STROKE can lead to permanent neurological damage, complications and sometimes death. Eighty per cent of them are caused by a blood clot, which restricts blood flow in the brain causing brain cells to die. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain health: Eat your way to better cognitive health to reduce your risk of dementia
BRAIN health is not something one worries about too much and often we take for granted. When brain health deteriorates, however, everyday tasks become nearly impossible and the risk for dementia increases. How can you eat your way to better brain health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living near pesticide-treated farms raises risk of childhood brain tumors
(Natural News) Pregnant women living within 2.5 miles of agricultural lands treated with pesticides have a greater risk of their children developing central nervous system (CNS) tumors, according to a recent study. Published on Wednesday, March 31, in the Environmental Research journal, the study also revealed that the pregnant women did not have to be working in agriculture... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Risk of Brain Bleed in Older People on DOAC Therapy Low Risk of Brain Bleed in Older People on DOAC Therapy
There is a low risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage in older patients on direct oral anticoagulant therapy who fall and hit their head, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Brain Activity May Play Role in ‘ Broken Heart Syndrome ’
Stress - related brain activity tied to higher risk for developing Takotsubo syndrome (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

NLR May Be Tied to Survival in Patients With NSCLC Brain Metastases NLR May Be Tied to Survival in Patients With NSCLC Brain Metastases
In patients with non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases treated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors and upfront steroids, a low NLR was associated with lower overall survival.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Yale researchers find clues to sex differences in autism
A new study finds that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys, offering a clue as to why the condition is less common in girls. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It ’ s a Scream: Human Brains Alert to Positive Shrieks
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Brain Activity May Play Role in'Broken Heart Syndrome '
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Researchers may have uncovered potential mechanisms contributing to " broken heart syndrome, " according to a study published online March 26 in the European Heart Journal. Azar Radfar, M.D., Ph.D., from Massachusetts General... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 New Stroke Studies and Guidelines to Know 4 New Stroke Studies and Guidelines to Know
Dr Christoph Diener on new ESO thrombolysis guidelines and data on carotid stenosis, stroke scales, and mobile stroke units.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

1 in 50 COVID Patients in ICU Will Develop a Stroke
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 2% suffer a stroke, a new study finds. Of the two types of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, was linked to a higher risk of death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis
A digital version of the classic clock-drawing test, which can be completed in under 5 minutes, accurately detects the beginnings of dementia. Results correlating with amyloid deposition in the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

It's a Scream: Human Brains Alert to Positive Shrieks
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Screams have different meanings, and you're likely to respond quicker to screams of joy than to those of anger or fear, a new study suggests. Previous research has largely focused on screams triggered by alarm or fear. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spike proteins in Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 vaccines linked to deadly blood clots, brain inflammation and heart attacks
(Natural News) The media is giving considerable airtime to the deadly blood clot issue with Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injections from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), both of which are manufactured using adenovirus technology. New evidence, though, shows that the messenger RNA (mRNA) injections from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna can cause the same issues and more.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism develops differently in girls than boys, new research suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) New research sheds light on how autism-spectrum disorder manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in boys should not be assumed to hold true for girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new treatment for rare muscular disease
(University of Cincinnati) Hani Kushlaf, MD, an associate professor in both the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, is presenting findings on a possible new treatment for Pompe disease virtually at the American Academy of Neurology on April 20. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not infect brain cells but can inflict significant neurological damage, according to a new study of dozens of deceased patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Female protective effect: Yale researchers find clues to sex differences in autism
(Yale University) In a new Yale-led study, researchers find that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys and that girls with autism have a larger number of genetic mutations than boys, suggesting that they require a larger " genetic hit " to develop the disorder.The findings appear in the April 16 edition of the journal Brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fruit flies give researchers new insights into the 'highway of the nerve cells'
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insights into how signal molecules are transported in some of the longest cells in the nervous system. The discovery is made by examining the transport process in fruit flies. The researchers hope that the results can contribute to understanding human illnesses such as neuropathy and neurodegenerative disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How tangled proteins kill brain cells, promote Alzheimer's, CTE
(University of Colorado at Boulder) More than 70% of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and the concussion-related disorder CTE, are believed to be fueled by protein clusters called tau aggregates. A new study sheds light on how they damage brain cells and could ultimately lead to new therapies for such " tauopathies. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study sees mysterious COVID-related inflammation leading to hallucinations, confusion
The new findings strengthen the theory that the syndrome is related to a surge of inflammation triggered by an immune response to the virus, Abdel-Mannan said. For the children in the report, the neurological symptoms mostly resolved as the physical symptoms were treated. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather
The authors of a new study warn that global warming could have serious implications for people living with multiple sclerosis and for healthcare usage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-Related Syndrome Tied to Neurologic Symptoms in Kids COVID-Related Syndrome Tied to Neurologic Symptoms in Kids
Approximately half of children with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 had new-onset neurologic symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Children With Worse Atopic Dermatitis More Likely to Have Learning Disabilities
Findings independent of socioeconomic characteristics, onset age, and other related disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Sinus Inflammation May Inhibit Aspects of Brain Connectivity Sinus Inflammation May Inhibit Aspects of Brain Connectivity
People with sinonasal inflammation show decreased functional brain connectivity, according to a small proof-of-concept study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiologists Can Perform Stroke Thrombectomy to Fill'Unmet Need'Cardiologists Can Perform Stroke Thrombectomy to Fill'Unmet Need '
Interventional cardiologists can competently perform stroke thrombectomy after training, with similar outcomes to neuroradiology centers, a study shows. US neuro-interventionalists oppose that strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Social consequences and contexts of adverse childhood experiences - Trinidad JE.
Adverse childhood experiences' (ACEs) negative consequences on health, education, and life opportunities are often explained through the neurodevelopmental changes in a person's stress reactivity and coping, which contribute to the adoption of health-damag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The predictive value of neurobiological measures for recidivism in delinquent male young adults - Zijlmans J, Marhe R, Bevaart F, van Duin L, Luijks MJA, Franken I, Tiemeier H, Popma A.
BACKGROUND: Neurobiological measures have been associated with delinquent behaviour, but little is known about the predictive power of these measures for criminal recidivism and whether they have incremental value over and above demographic and behavioural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Harnessing Stem Cells to Model Neurological Disorders
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Brain clots 'more likely' with Covid infection than vaccine
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ubrogepant Safety, Efficacy Not Affected by Triptans Ubrogepant Safety, Efficacy Not Affected by Triptans
The CGRP receptor antagonist shows promise, but hurdles set up by insurance companies limit its potential, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news