Terminal cancer student: 'My bucket list is never-ending... because when it ends, I end'
FOUR years into a devastating diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, the inspirational Laura Nuttall says she is privileged to discover the value of life, and is determined not to waste one minute of it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I am, in fact, a person’: can artificial intelligence ever be sentient?
Controversy over Google ’s AI program is raising questions about just how powerful it is. Is it even safe?In autumn 2021, a man made of blood and bone made friends with a child made of “a billion lines of code”. Google engineerBlake Lemoine had been tasked with testing the company ’s artificially intelligent chatbot LaMDA for bias. A month in, he came to the conclusion that it was sentient. “I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person,” LaMDA – short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications – told Lemoine in a conversation he then released to the public in early June. LaMDA told Lemoine t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Tait Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Consciousness Computing Technology Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Research reveals how brain inflammation may link Alzheimer ’s risk, sleep disturbance
A multisite research team from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the University of California, Irvine and University of Wisconsin – Madison has discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s disease risk with sleep disturbance. This finding may aid early detection and prevention efforts by identifying novel treatment targets at preclinical stages. Brain inflammation, sleep disturbance and disrupted brain waves ha ve all been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the interactions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Anne Heche ’s Car Crash Is No Longer Being Investigated By Police
Anne Heche was involved in a terrible car crash in Los Angeles that left her brain dead, which in California is how death is defined, despite still being on life support pending an organ donor eval… #carcrashisnolonger #carcrash #anneheche #organdonoreval (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash - The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Heche is brain dead and on life... #theassociatedpress #caraccident #carcrash #lapd (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Reveal Hidden Shape of Thinking Predicting Learning Better Than Test Scores
New findings point to a new way of integrating neuroscience with education (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 13, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Education Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Two types of humour ‘significantly’ associated with brain decline
MOST PEOPLE like to have a laugh or at least have a sense of humour, something which tickles them and elicits a giggle. However, while each person's sense of humour can indicate what they find funny, it could also signal whether or not they have the early signs of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy as a potential objective evaluation technique in neurocognitive disorders after traumatic brain injury - Chang F, Li H, Li N, Zhang S, Liu C, Zhang Q, Cai W.
Most patients with neurocognitive disorders after traumatic brain injury (TBI) show executive dysfunction, in which the pre-frontal cortex (PFC) plays an important role. However, less objective evaluation technique could be used to assess the executive dys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

How brain surgeon Henry Marsh went from doctor to patient: ‘I blurted out the question we all ask – how long have I got?’
For years, the author and neurosurgeon dismissed symptoms of prostate cancer. Then he finally got the diagnosis he ’d been avoiding …It seemed a bit of a joke at the time – that I should have my own brain scanned. I should have known better. I had always advised patients and friends to avoid having brain scans unless they had significant problems. You might not like what you see, I told them.I had volunteered to take part in a study of brain scans in healthy people. I was curious to see my own brain, if only in the greyscale pixels of an MRI scan. I had spent much of my life looking at brain scans or living brains wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Henry Marsh Tags: Health Cancer Prostate cancer Books Culture Cancer research Medical research Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

Facebook Live: The Youth Mental Health Crisis
NIMH Deputy Director Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D., led a discussion on youth suicide, the effects of technology and the pandemic on the developing brain, and what the research says about supporting the mental health of current and future generations of youth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Long Covid causing 'wider set' of symptoms than previously thought - expert offers advice
LONG Covid, defined by the World Health Organisation as an illness that occurs within three months of infection, currently affects 1.8 million people in the UK. Symptoms typically include brain fog and headaches, but according to recent findings, the list is growing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurological Problems Common In Children Hospitalized With Covid-19
New study: Neurological complications affect 1 in 12 children hospitalized with Covid-19 and "can have a significant impact" on their lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Generalized Myasthenia Gravis Drug Receives EU Approval Generalized Myasthenia Gravis Drug Receives EU Approval
Approved in the US last year, efgartigimod (Vyvgart) is a first-in-class targeted therapy for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis who test positive for the antiacetylcholine receptor antibody.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Two Deaths From Liver Failure Linked to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug Two Deaths From Liver Failure Linked to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug
Two children have died 5-6 weeks after infusion with the gene therapy drug onasemnogene abeparvovec (Zolgensma), a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, its manufacturer reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 12, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Biomarkers Enhance Brain Injury Prognosis
(MedPage Today) -- A blood test within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) predicted functional outcomes of some patients 6 months later, independent analyses of data from two observational cohort studies found. The studies looked at ubiquitin... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 12, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news