FDA Clears Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Pain Management FDA Clears Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Pain Management
The system is the only percutaneous PNS system cleared by the FDA and is indicated for up to 60 days in the back and/or extremities for both chronic and acute pain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days'notice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

Patient Portals Don ’ t Appear to Have Much Traction
Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Medical News Today: Signs of concussion in children and toddlers
Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. Parents and caregivers should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of concussion in children and toddlers. In this article, we look at the warning signs, what to do if you think a child has concussion, and we discuss treatment and recovery times. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Chemical could cause the cells of the brain cancer that killed Dame Tessa Jowell to ‘self-destruct’
Researchers from the University of Leeds worked on the cancer glioblastoma multiforme, which killed Dame Tessa, a former Labour cabinet minister and peer, at the age of 70 last May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neural Substrates of Psychological vs Physical Harm Neural Substrates of Psychological vs Physical Harm
Using fMRI, this study examined the extent to which moral judgments of physical and psychological harms are similarly processed, and whether this differs among patients with autism spectrum disorder.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

SPR Therapeutics ’ new PNS system wins FDA nod
The FDA has approved SPR Therapeutics’ (Cleveland) Sprint endura (single lead) and extensa (dual lead) peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) systems. The minimally invasive Sprint system is the only FDA-approved percutaneous PNS system that is indicated for up to 60 days in the back and/or extremities for both chronic and acute pain and is the industry’s only dual lead capable PNS platform, according to the company. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post SPR Therapeutics’ new PNS system wins FDA nod appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management SPR Therapeutics Source Type: news

How to Use Dating Apps Without Hurting Your Mental Health, According to Experts
At this point, there’s little dispute that dating apps work. Research has found that the quality of relationships that start online is not fundamentally different from those that start in person, and 59% of respondents to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey said dating apps and websites are “a good way to meet people.” Good as it may be for your love life, though, swiping isn’t always all fun and games. Here’s how dating apps may be affecting your mental health — and how to use them in a smarter way. Dating apps may hurt self-esteem In a 2016 study, Tinder users were found to have lower s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Increased Risk of Suicide Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Increased Risk of Suicide
People who have traumatic brain injuries may be nearly twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals who don't have a history of TBI, a large Danish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Human Brian Cells
Our ExpertiseWhen researchers are considering using ourhuman brain cells, they often voice concerns about growth. In order to address these concerns, we explain that we have optimized our media and coatings in order to meet their assay needs.Here's an example of how ourhuman brain pericytes grow over time.We have primary human neurons, astrocytes, microglia and Schwann cells.If you have interest you can contact us at 866-350-1500 or rose@neuromics.com. We will provide the information required to help you make an informed decision. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - August 16, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: astrocyte cultures Culturing Human Neurons Protocol Human Microglia human primary astrocytes human primary microglia Human Primary Neurons human primary schwann cells Source Type: news

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- Opioid dependence is more likely to occur in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) before surgery than afterward, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Mayur Sharma,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neuroticism and suicidal thoughts: a meta-analytic study - Garc ía Herrero AM, Sánchez-Meca J, Álvarez Muñoz FJ, Rubio-Aparicio M, Navarro-Mateu F.
The objectives of this study were to estimate the magnitude and direction of the association between neuroticism and suicide id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Enhanced switching and familial susceptibility for psychosis - Sabb FW, Hellemann G, Allen NB, Bearden CE.
INTRODUCTION: Working Memory and Task-Switching are essential components of cognitive control, which underlies many symptoms evident across multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including psychotic and mood disorders. Vulnerability to these disorders has a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

Falls in paediatric Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a 6-month prospective cohort study - Kennedy RA, Carroll K, Hepworth G, Paterson KL, Ryan MM, McGinley JL.
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively study falls in children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Neuromuscular outpatient clinic of a tertiary paediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty children and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Discriminative ability and clinical utility of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) in identifying falls risk in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study - Quinn G, Comber L, McGuigan C, Galvin R, Coote S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate discriminative ability and clinical utility of the Timed Up and Go under single- and dual-task conditions between fallers and non-fallers in multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Neurology ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Network changes associated with transdiagnostic depressive symptom improvement following cognitive behavioral therapy in MDD and PTSD - Yang Z, Gu S, Honnorat N, Linn KA, Shinohara RT, Aselcioglu I, Bruce S, Oathes DJ, Davatzikos C, Satterthwaite TD, Bassett DS, Sheline YI.
In this study, we applied tools from graph theory and network science to better understand the trans... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury induces transmissible tau pathology - Wood H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Increased efficiency of brain connectivity networks in veterans with suicide attempts - Hwang J, Legarreta M, Bueler CE, DiMuzio J, McGlade E, Lyoo IK, Yurgelun-Todd D.
This study applied complex ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Stand up for yourself! Sitting down for long periods increases the risk of Alzheimer's
Decreased blood flow can affects cognitive function and risk greater likelihood of neurodegenerative diseases. But, walking for 120 seconds every 30 minutes off-sets this. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT
A large study provides the first biomarker evidence that maternal exposure to the pesticide DDT may raise the risk for autism in offspring.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Chemical shows promise at killing glioblastoma cells in mouse studies
Researchers have identified a synthetic chemical, named KHS101, which causes the death of aggressive brain tumour cells from patients in laboratory tests. The researchers found that the synthetic chemical cut the energy source of glioblastoma tumour cells. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 16, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information
(University of California - Riverside) Weiwei Zhang, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Riverside, has received an NIMH grant to assess how the brain's hippocampus supports encoding, maintaining, and accessing precise short-term and long-term memories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease
(American Academy of Neurology) The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's disease. People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement. Now a new study has found that the thinning of the retina, the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye, is linked to the loss of such brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain response study upends thinking about why practice speeds up motor reaction times
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat that movement on demand -- a result that occurred not because they anticipated the movement, but because of an as yet unknown mechanism that prepared their brains to replicate the same action. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of mood disorders for female offspring
(Elsevier) High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The effect of elevated maternal cortisol on the negative offspring behavior appeared to result from patterns of stronger communication between brain regions important for sensory and emotion processing. The findings emphasize the importance of prenatal conditions for susceptibility of later mental health problems in offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fragile X mental retardation 1 gene enhances the translation of large autism-related proteins
Mutations in the fragile X mental retardation 1 gene (FMR1) cause the most common inherited human autism spectrum disorder. FMR1 influences messenger RNA (mRNA) translation, but identifying functional targets has been difficult. We analyzed quiescent Drosophila oocytes, which, like neural synapses, depend heavily on translating stored mRNA. Ribosome profiling revealed that FMR1 enhances rather than represses the translation of mRNAs that overlap previously identified FMR1 targets, and acts preferentially on large proteins. Human homologs of at least 20 targets are associated with dominant intellectual disability, and 30 ot...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Greenblatt, E. J., Spradling, A. C. Tags: Development reports Source Type: news

A molecular mechanism for Wnt ligand-specific signaling
Wnt signaling is key to many developmental, physiological, and disease processes in which cells seem able to discriminate between multiple Wnt ligands. This selective Wnt recognition or "decoding" capacity has remained enigmatic because Wnt/Frizzled interactions are largely incompatible with monospecific recognition. Gpr124 and Reck enable brain endothelial cells to selectively respond to Wnt7. We show that Reck binds with low micromolar affinity to the intrinsically disordered linker region of Wnt7. Availability of Reck-bound Wnt7 for Frizzled signaling relies on the interaction between Gpr124 and Dishevelled. T...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eubelen, M., Bostaille, N., Cabochette, P., Gauquier, A., Tebabi, P., Dumitru, A. C., Koehler, M., Gut, P., Alsteens, D., Stainier, D. Y. R., Garcia-Pino, A., Vanhollebeke, B. Tags: Cell Biology, Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Does Exercise Raise the Level of Natural Opioids in the Brain?
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Lawmakers Get Few Answers on Root of Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- No responses to House committee's letters to drugmakers (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds
A novel artificial intelligence platform diagnoses neurologic diseases on the basis of brain CT scans in seconds -- saving both time and lives, sayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Eyes Predict Parkinson ’s Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dopamine loss tied to retinal thinning; may be early disease biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers reverse congenital blindness in mice
New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Georgetown releases cache of brain cancer data
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has released a set of brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma PET/CT helps assess pediatric brain tumor therapy Brain MRI surprises with incidental findings SNMMI: FDOPA-PET/MRI monitors pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Most due to respiratory distress, psychiatric/behavioral emergencies, or seizures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation, hearing
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't try to reopen his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Scientists hope sticking brain cells together could boost memory
Tests on mice with a newly created molecule by German researchers suggests the out-of-the-box concept works. But trials have yet to take place on humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains
A Massachusetts company called Atentiv that has developed a line of computer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists explain why we easily forget our dreams
(Natural News) Don’t you just hate that nagging feeling of having an awesome dream but being unable to remember any of it? Scientists say it’s not that you have a weak memory – it’s just how your brain works. It’s something that happens to most people. According to Thomas Andrillon, a neuroscientist at Monash University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care
The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Theta-band oscillations as an indicator of mild traumatic brain injury - Kaltiainen H, Helle L, Liljestr öm M, Renvall H, Forss N.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients continue to pose a diagnostic challenge due to their diverse symptoms without trauma-specific changes in structural imaging. We addressed here the possible early changes in spontaneous oscillatory brain activity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

AHN plans labor and delivery services at Wexford hospital
Allegheny Health Network ’s new Wexford Hospital will have labor and delivery services when it opens in 2021, only the second maternity unit to open in Pennsylvania in the past 30 years. Wexford Hospital will have 160 beds and other services including cardiac, neurosurgery, a full emergency department and other adult and pediatric services. It will be AHN’s biggest investment to date and part of a $1 billion commitment to build out the hospital network with the end of the consent decree between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

This Habit Will Make You Better At Your Job
Imagine you’re faced with a tricky task at work. What’s your first reaction? If you’re socially minded, perhaps you’d fire off an email or Slack message to a co-worker, hoping to pick their brain. Or if you prefer solitude, maybe you’d shut yourself in a conference room to puzzle through the problem on your own. Either of these strategies could yield good results — but a new study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the best strategy may be a blend of the two. “With our smartphones and all of these technologies now, we’re constantly able...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research suggests. The checks could help spot people at risk of further bleeding so they can be monitored more closely. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

Reprogrammed Muller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news