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Abrus precatorius poisoning and central pontine myelinolysis - Sarkar S, Basu K, Das J, Datta S.
Accidental poisoning with Abrus precatorius (AP) can rarely produce neurological complication due to its toxic principle "Abrin". The plant is best known for its red seeds, which are used as beads and in percussion instruments. Ingestion of a single seed c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electrocortical Response to Monetary and Social Reward Electrocortical Response to Monetary and Social Reward
Is a common neural system involved in the generation of electrocortical responses to monetary and social reward?Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson's disease
(Chalmers University of Technology) Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's disease. A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Even Short Bursts Of Exercise Can Give Your Brain An Edge
Even small bursts of exercise during the day may sharpen attention and provide other benefits. Results from a new study offer clues for integrating a little movement to improve brain function. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

April 28 is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event designed to provide a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs nationwide. ... Learn about health discoveries, explore brain games an... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover potential source of gender differences in migraines
(Experimental Biology 2018) Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect cells in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New vaccine could help people overcome bath salts abuse
(Experimental Biology 2018) Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant's effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Even Mild Brain Injuries May Increase Your Chances of Getting Parkinson ’s, Study Says
Even relatively mild brain injuries may increase your risk of developing the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The research, which was published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found a strong connection between traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and a heightened risk of Parkinson’s, regardless of the severity of the injuries. The findings specifically pertain to veterans whose data had been recorded in Veterans Health Administration databases between 2002 and 2014. Compared to those who had never suffered a TBI, the increase in Parkinson’s risk &mdash...
Source: TIME: Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’
The US researcher – and sci-fi author – on how brain implants will drive the next turning point in human evolutionDr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLutions, a research laboratory developing directinterfaces between mind and computer. Leuthardt is pioneering the use of electrical brain implants to help restore motor function to the paralysed limbs of stroke victims. He is also helping to develop electrode systems that can directly decode the unspoken “inner voice” of the mind, and use it to direct external action; for ex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Ethics Health Technology Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Mo Ibrahim - Nigeria, Others Lose $2bn Annually Through Brain Drain in Health Sector
[This Day] The latest report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has disclosed that Nigeria and other countries in Africa loses about $2 billion annually through brain drain in the health sector (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Having an audience makes your brain perform better
New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my legs and feet numb?
There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection
But Medicare wellness visits are tied to higher rate of testing for reversible causes of impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Getting in on the Embolic Protection Action for TAVR
There has been an increase in the need for embolization protection devices as the risk for stroke and other neurological damage from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures continues to become more prevalent.   Santa Cruz, CA -based Emboline is looking to enter the embolization protection space, which is set to grow from $406 million this year to $605 million by 2023, according to a report from ResearchandMarkets. The emerging medtech company's contribution to the space would come from its Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter.  The Emboliner is a cylindrical mesh filter that completely...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor
Noninvasive peripheral nerve stimulation is safe and effective in reducing tremors in patients with essential tremor, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brainlab releases VersaHD high-res planning algorithm
Brainlab said today it launched a new high-res planning algorithm within its Brainlab Elements software to improve radiation dose conformity for treating brain tumors, and added that the algorithm is a result of its strategic collaboration Elekta (STO:EKTA B). The Munich-based company’s Elements system operates with Elekta’s Agility multileaf collimator to compensate for the width of selected leaves and allow for better conformation to tumor shapes, and to reduce radiation dosing to organs at risk. The new algorithm in the Elements software allows support of virtual leaf width capability with Agility on th...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Radiosurgery Software / IT Brainlab Elekta Source Type: news

Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab
(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Questions Surround Concept of Internet Gaming Disorder
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- The concept of internet gaming disorder (IGD) and the pathways leading to it are unclear, according to a review published online April 6 in Developmental Medicine& Child Neurology. Frank W. Paulus, Ph.D., from Saarland... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Book Review: How to Be Yourself
At its worst, social anxiety can make ordering a cup of coffee a daunting task, and can make a party feel like a house of horrors. From what direction will humiliation spring? Is it any wonder people with social anxiety learn to cower at home, safe from threats? Full-on social anxiety can be greatly life limiting, but even those of us who don’t suffer from the worst of it will find useful strategies for those moments of “do I belong?” and “can I handle this?” in psychologist Ellen Hendriksen’s new book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. In a warm ...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sophia Dembling Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Happiness Mindfulness Neuroscience Psychology Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

AAN 2018: Rare Disease Breakthroughs and Novel Approaches
(MedPage Today) -- Noteworthy presentations at American Academy of Neurology meeting (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
Essential tremor affects upwards of 7 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers. But they added that it isn't clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD
Cerebral morphometric alterations discriminate between children with and without ADHD against a control group.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

tPA in Stroke:'The Facts Are Clear'tPA in Stroke:'The Facts Are Clear '
Thrombolytic treatment for stroke remains controversial among specialties. Here, a neurologist argues for its use.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Sollis lands $50m for long-acting pain-relief drug
Sollis Therapeutics closed a $50 million round to support a pivotal trial of its non-opioid pain-reliever, according to Ohio-based translator NeuroTechnology Innovations Translator. Deerfield Management led the funding round and was joined by NIT collaborators, including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Cardinal Health and Ohio State University. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sollis lands $50m for long-acting pain-relief drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Pain Management Pharmaceuticals sollistherapeutics Source Type: news

Marijuana and the Developing Brain: Current State of Evidence Marijuana and the Developing Brain: Current State of Evidence
What do we know about the effect of marijuana on the adolescent brain?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Biogen plunks down $1B in cash to expand neuro drug pact with Ionis
Biogen on Friday struck its largest deal to date under new CEO Michel Vounatsos, agreeing to pay $1 billion in cash to California-based Ionis Pharmaceuticals to expand a collaboration between the companies that has already produced one approved drug. As part of the deal, Cambridge-based Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) said it would pay $625 million to purchase around 11.5 million shares of Ionis (Nasdaq: IONS). The companies previously collaborated to develop Spinraza, an RNA-based treatment for a rare infant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

UCB to Expand Epilepsy Portfolio With Strategic Acquisition of Midazolam Nasal Spray From Proximagen
Midazolam Nasal Spray (USL261), is a nasally administered investigational midazolam formulation intended as a rescue treatment of acute repetitive seizures (ARS) in patients with epilepsy, which has completed Phase 3 clinical development and is ready to be... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Acquisitions UCB , Proximagen, Midazolam, epilepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is in the jelly phase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biogen boosts investment in neurology with $1 billion Ionis deal
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc rolled out part of its $37 billion investment warchest on Friday, signing a $1 billion deal that seeks to expand on the strength of an existing partnership with Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AAN: Neuromodulation Therapy Gives Relief From Hand Tremor
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Non-invasive neuromodulation therapy using a custom stimulation pattern provides symptomatic relief from hand tremor in essential tremor, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leptin brain circuitry revealed
A hypothalamic neural circuit has been identified as the main mechanism underlying the anti-obesity effects of leptin, according to a study published inNature.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain cells from obese respond differently to appetite hormones
A new study, published inCell Stem Cell, reports that hypothalamic-like neurons derived from obese people affect appetite hormone regulation differently.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Biogen To Pay Ionis $1 Billion To Develop Brain Drugs
Their first collaboration, Spinraza, a treatment for a deadly rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, generated $884 million sales last year, its first on the market. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:BIIB NASDAQ:IONS Source Type: news

Medical Groups
Medical groups surveyed for this list have offices in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer or Yolo counties. Not all groups surveyed responded to inquiries. Among them were Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group, which ranked No. 10 in 2015, the last time our medical group list was published; Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group, which ranked No. 11; and Capital Neurological Surgeons, which ranked No. 18. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maltohexaose-based PET agent detects cardiac infections
A new PET tracer shows promise for detecting early-stage infections in people...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation PET tracer may predict depression treatment success Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Frailty Index as a Predictor of Mortality Frailty Index as a Predictor of Mortality
Research confirms that frailty measured by the Frailty index is a significant predictor of mortality.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Headache in Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Headache in Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Headaches associated with SAH may present differently than non-SAH headaches with characteristics such as meningismus and a"stabbing" quality.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Evidence for Effects of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain Evidence for Effects of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain
Recently, the USFDA advised that repeated exposure to general anesthetics may affect neurodevelopment in young children, primarily based on animal studies. Is there corroborating human evidence?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

San Diego leaders, researchers announce milestone grant as Alzheimer's crisis widens
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) A coalition of brain scientists and civic leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, announced that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to advance the local search for a cure for Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fight, flight, or freeze
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. Connecting patterns in these interactions may help explain why practices such as meditation and yoga that rely on rhythmic breathing can help people overcome anxiety-based illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, Georgetown University and the University of Rochester have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study warns smartphone overuse increases loneliness
Researchers from San Francisco State University have found in a new study that smartphone dependence may have similar effects on the brain to those seen in opioid addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: Computer programme could predict your chances of being diagnosed
BRITISH scientists have developed a simple computer programme that predicts the chances of being struck down by dementia. They say their invention, called the healthy brain index, is ten times more accurate than current methods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news