Exercise Needn't Be Strenuous to Reduce Heart Risk Exercise Needn't Be Strenuous to Reduce Heart Risk
Two new studies suggest exercise in older age doesn't have to be strenuous to be effective in reducing cardiovascular risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Grants TMS Breakthrough Designation for Bipolar Depression FDA Grants TMS Breakthrough Designation for Bipolar Depression
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System, approved in the US since 2008 for major depression, is now the first TMS device with breakthrough designation for bipolar depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA approves GSK ’s Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen for over-the-counter use in the United States
First combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain relief to be available OTC in 2020Issued: Warren, USGlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen as an over-the-counter (OTC) product for pain relief. The exclusive formula is now the first FDA-approved OTC combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the United States and will be available over-the-counter nationwide in 2020.Franck Riot, Head of R&D, GSK Consumer Healthcare said: “For decades, many consumers have been using ibuprofen and acetaminophen to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs AND Kids
Striving to cure pet dogs with brain tumors and learning which therapies work best -- and why -- could inform cancer treatments for children with these tumors, the researchers concluded. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diet may reverse age-related brain deterioration, study finds
Researchers say brain pathways begin to erode in late 40s, but can be repaired through dietary changesA low carbohydrate diet may prevent and even reverse age-related damage to the brain, research has found.By examining brain scans, researchers found that brain pathways begin to deteriorate in our late 40s – earlier than was believed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Neuroscience Ageing Health Society Diets and dieting Life and style Source Type: news

ACL Surgery Can Do Real Damage to Your Brain: Study
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Your knee might never be the same after undergoing surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the reason is in your head, a small, new study suggests. It turns out ACL reconstruction causes changes in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts Question Evidence Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ Experts Question Evidence Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ
A committee of experts that conducted a systematic review of the literature on neurodevelopmental and cognitive effects of fluoride exposure raises a number of concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs — and the Humans Who Love Them
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Dementia: Moderate drinking linked to lower levels of Alzheimer’s brain protein
DEMENTIA occurs when plaque build-up in the brain, interfering with the way it functions. Now, research reveals moderate drinking is linked to lower levels of these proteins in the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart-wrenching moment a patient, 22, with a catastrophic brain injury dies on BBC's Hospital
Devastating scenes in the BBC documentary shows parents insist there 'will be a time' their son Jack, 22, from Liverpool, who was left severely disabled after an accident recovers - hours before his death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the presence of cognitive impairment exacerbate the risk of falls in people with peripheral neuropathy? An application of body-worn inertial sensors to measure gait variability - Kang GE, Yang J, Najafi B.
People with peripheral neuropathy (PN) are at risk of falling. Many people with PN have comorbid cognitive impairment, an independent risk factor of falls, which may further increase the risk of falling in people with PN. However, the negative synergic eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Traumatic cervical spine injury: short-and medium-term prognostic factors in 102 patients - Abboud H, Ziani I, Melhaoui A, Arkha Y, Elouahabi A.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic cervical spine injuries (CSIs) can be defined as osteodiscoligamentous lesions and are frequent in the young and active population. These lesions are often associated with significant devastating neurological deficits. Here, we sought... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sideline concussion assessment: the current state of the art - Yue JK, Phelps RRL, Chandra A, Winkler EA, Manley GT, Berger MS.
More than 200 million American adults and children participate in organized physical activity. Growing awareness has highlighted that concussion, especially when repeated, may be associated with prolonged neurological, cognitive, and/or neuropsychiatric se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of simultaneous cognitive and aerobic exercise training on dual-task walking performance in healthy older adults: results from a pilot randomized controlled trial - Raichlen DA, Bharadwaj PK, Nguyen LA, Franchetti MK, Zigman EK, Solorio AR, Alexander GE.
BACKGROUND: The ability to walk and perform cognitive tasks simultaneously is a key aspect of daily life. Performance declines in these dual-tasks may be associated with early signs of neurodegenerative disease and increased risk of falls. Thus, interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Burying our mistakes: dealing with prognostic uncertainty after severe brain injury - Graham M.
Prognosis after severe brain injury is highly uncertain, and decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment are often made prematurely. These decisions are often driven by a desire to avoid a situation where the patient becomes 'trapped' in a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and adverse psychological effects: examining a potential pathway to aggressive offending - Silver IA, Nedelec JL.
Contemporary scholarship has demonstrated an association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) during adolescence and aggressive offending. Research, however, has yet to identify any mechanisms linking TBI to subsequent aggressive offending. Consequently, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Differential dorsolateral prefrontal cortex proteomic profiles of suicide victims with mood disorders - Cabello-Arreola A, Ho AM, Ozerdem A, Cuellar-Barboza AB, Kucuker MU, Heppelmann CJ, Charlesworth MC, Ceylan D, Stockmeier CA, Rajkowska G, Frye MA, Choi DS, Veldic M.
Suicide is a major public health concern; nevertheless, its neurobiology remains unknown. An area of interest in suicide research is the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). We aimed to identify altered proteins and potential biological pathways in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

An autoencoder and machine learning model to predict suicidal ideation with brain structural imaging - Weng JC, Lin TY, Tsai YH, Cheok MT, Chang YE, Chen VC.
In this study, an autoencoder and machine learning model was employed to predict people with suicidal ideation based on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sex and gender differences in emotion recognition and theory of mind after TBI: a narrative review and directions for future research - Turkstra LS, Mutlu B, Ryan CW, Despins Stafslien EH, Richmond EK, Hosokawa E, Duff MC.
A growing body of literature has examined sex differences in a variety of outcomes from moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), including outcomes for social functioning. Social functioning is an area in which adults with TBI have significant long-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with intracranial bleeding and neurosurgery in patients with mild traumatic brain injury who are receiving direct oral anticoagulants - Turcato G, Zaboli A, Zannoni M, Ricci G, Zorzi E, Ciccariello L, Tenci A, Pfeifer N, Maccagnani A, Bonora A.
BACKGROUND: The established clinical risk factors for post-traumatic intracranial bleeding have not been evaluated in patients receiving DOACs yet. AIM: Evaluating the association between clinic and patient characteristics and post-traumatic intrac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

User experiences and perspectives of a driving simulator intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury: a qualitative study - Dimech-Betancourt B, Ponsford JL, Charlton JL, Ross PE, Stolwyk RJ.
Driving a motor vehicle is a common rehabilitation goal following acquired brain injury (ABI). There is increasing interest in the use of driving simulators for driver rehabilitation post-ABI; however, there is still limited research demonstrating efficacy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in the body between smoking sessions in occasional non-daily cannabis users - Mørland J, Bramness JG.
BACKGROUND: THC can be measured in blood up to a month after last intake in heavy cannabis users. The cognitive deficits during abstinence have been hypothesized to be at least in part due to residual THC in brain. To which extent THC accumulation will occ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acute alcohol intoxication as a confounding factor for mild traumatic brain injury - Uccella L, Bongetta D, Fumagalli L, Raffa G, Zoia C.
BACKGROUND: Acute alcohol intoxication is universally considered a risk factor for traumatic brain injury (TBI), therefore an indication for head CT scan. There is no evidence in the literature for this attitude. Aim of this study is to assess the need for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Falls risk and Alzheimer disease: a patient guide - Kahya M, Sood P, Devos H, Krishnan S, Hirsch MA, Heyn P.
Alzheimer disease is a common brain disorder in older adults that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. The symptoms usually develop slowly but become worse with time and can affect day-to-day activities ... Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sports-related concussions & sub-concussive impacts in athletes: incidence, diagnosis, and the emerging role of EPA & DHA - Lust CAC, Mountjoy M, Robinson LE, Oliver JM, Ma DWL.
Sports-related concussions (SRC) are a traumatic brain injury induced as the result of a biomechanical force to the body which temporarily impairs neurological functions. Not all traumatic impacts reach the threshold necessary to produce concussive symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Architects of their own brain." social impact of an intervention study for the prevention of gender-based violence in adolescence - Racionero-Plaza S, Ugalde L, Merodio G, Guti érrez-Fernández N.
Research in psychology has evidenced both the prevalence of gender-based violence among youth worldwide and the negative impacts that such violence has on the victims' mental and physical health. Neuroscience has proven that violent intimate relationships ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Philippines and Singapore look into COCONUT OIL molecules as potential cures for the coronavirus
(Natural News) Coconut oil has been widely marketed as a superfood that provides a range of health benefits – from improving heart health to boosting brain function. Now, researchers from Singapore and the Philippines are exploring its potential use as a treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Trump administration ‘brain drain’ is impeding the coronavirus response
Efforts to address the outbreak risk are being undermined by an exodus of scientists and a leader who regularly distorts factsThe Trump administration ’s jettisoning of scientific expertise and the president’s habit of spreading misinformation means the US is in a much weaker position to deal with the threat of coronavirus, experts have warned.There are now at least 149 known coronavirus cases across 13 states, with 11 deaths. US lawmakers have put together an $8.3bn emergency bill to help contain the virus, with laboratories set to be allowed to develop their own coronavirus tests without seeking regulatory ap...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Trump administration Infectious diseases Science US news US politics Medical research Source Type: news

Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love Them
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Few heartbreaks are as devastating as when a beloved family dog falls ill with cancer. But a new research paper could spur development of more and better treatments for a canine companion who has a brain tumor -- because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dance, garden and swim your way to a better brain as you age, study says
A new study finds that leisurely physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming and dancing may slow brain aging in older adults, possibly preventing brain shrinkage that slows mental processing and cognitive functions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows
Title: Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love Them
Title: Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love ThemCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New imaging technique enables the study of 3D printed brain tumors
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) In research published in Science Advances, Xavier Intes, a professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, joined a multidisciplinary team from Northeastern University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to demonstrate a methodology that combines the bioprinting and imaging of glioblastoma cells in a cost-effective way that more closely models what happens inside the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The brain has two systems for thinking about others' thoughts
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) The brain seems to have two different systems through which we can put ourselves into the shoes of someone else. These two systems mature at different times such that only 4-year-olds can understand what another person is thinking, and not, as some have assumed, 1-year-olds. These are the findings from a new study in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neuroscientists discover new structure of important protein in the brain
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) A novel structure of a so-called 'neurotransmitter: sodium symporter' has been mapped at the University of Copenhagen. The discovery adds to the researchers' knowledge of neurotransmitters in the brain and may lead to better drugs for, for example, ADHD, depression and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How waves of 'clutches' in the motor cortex help our brains initiate movement
(University of Chicago Medical Center) University of Chicago scientists have discovered that signals in the motor cortex act like a series of clutches when it comes to moving, and that these signals can be disrupted to slow the brain's initiation of movement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thinking in acids and bases
(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Okazaki designed and tested a probe to track brain pH in mice during a visual task. The new proton image sensor has increased spatial and temporal accuracy compared with previous techniques, and revealed distinct patterns of pH changes in the primary visual cortex that were induced by different stimulus patterns, making it a valuable tool for examining the role of pH in neurotransmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Use ultrasound to guide bone metastases pain treatment
Using ultrasound to guide focused ultrasound treatment for bone metastases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors Deep learning detects bone metastases on PET/CT Automated bone scan software proves worth with radium-223 Rethinking Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/CT for bone metastases Clinicians use MRgFUS to treat neuropathic pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Using olive oil instead of these foods could add years to the life of your heart, study says
The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are renowned: Lots and lots of veggies, fruit, fish and olive oil have been shown to strengthen bones, improve brain health and reduce the risk for some cancers, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Singulair to Get ‘ Black Box ’ Warning
Drug has long carried warning of potentially dangerous neuropsychiatric side effects (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Institutional, Source Type: news

Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by 'stimulating their brain'
In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated how music therapy improved the lives of stroke patients at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy sleep habits for kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
When it comes to sleep, how much do kids really need?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Suresh Kotagal, a pediatric neurologist at Mayo Clinic, will share recommendations on kids and sleep. To listen, click the link below. Healthy sleep habits for kids (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 6, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Portable MRI at Bedside Feasible for Detecting Stroke Portable MRI at Bedside Feasible for Detecting Stroke
When you cannot bring a patient to MRI, is bringing MRI to the patient safe and feasible? Researchers at Yale evaluated portable imaging in their neuroscience ICU and say yes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Some Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors May Respond to Ipilimumab Plus Nivolumab Some Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors May Respond to Ipilimumab Plus Nivolumab
Patients with fast-growing non-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors may respond to combination therapy with ipilimumab plus nivolumab, according to findings within the Dual Anti-CTLA-4& Anti-PD-1 blockade in Rare Tumors (DART) trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Scientists monitored brains replaying memories in real time
NIH study suggests our brains use distinct firing patterns to store and replay memories. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC: Fall-Related TBI Deaths Increasing Among U.S. Residents
THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 -- From 2008 to 2017, there was an increase in the national age-adjusted rate of unintentional fall-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) deaths among U.S. adults, according to research published in the March 6 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA: Singulair to Get'Black Box' Warning
THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 -- Asthma and allergy drug montelukast -- sold as a generic and under the brand name Singulair -- will get a " boxed warning " over potential ties to neuropsychiatric effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Implantable Stimulator Shows Promise for Chronic Knee Pain Implantable Stimulator Shows Promise for Chronic Knee Pain
Patients with chronic knee pain who had peripheral nerve stimulation of the saphenous nerve with an implantable device had significant and long-lasting pain reduction, preliminary research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Injury Awareness Month - March 2020
Brain Injury Awareness Month, recognized each March, provides an important opportunity to bring attention to the prevention of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to promote strategies to improve the quality of life for persons living with TBI and their families. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Falls, Older Adults MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Source Type: news

Deaths from Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury - United States, 2008-2017
Nationally, there was a 17% increase in age-adjusted rate of traumatic brain injury-related deaths due to falls, highlighting the importance of preventing falls, especially among older adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Falls Falls, Older Adults MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Source Type: news