Horse Riding Plus Brain-Building Exercises May Help Kids With Autism, ADHD Horse Riding Plus Brain-Building Exercises May Help Kids With Autism, ADHD
A combination of horseback riding and brain-building activities may help improve motor skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why your brain is not a computer
For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along? By Matthew CobbWe are living through one of the greatest of scientific endeavours – the attempt to understand the most complex object in the universe, the brain. Scientists are accumulating vast amounts of data about structure and function in a huge array of brains, from the tiniest to our own. Tens of thousands of researchers are devoting massive amounts of time and energy to thinking about what brains do, and astonishing new technology is enabling us to both describe and manipulate that activity...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cobb Tags: Neuroscience Philosophy World news Source Type: news

Video Game - Like Intervention May Aid Children With ADHD
Attentional functioning improved in four - week trial for children receiving intervention versus control (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality and functional outcome predictors in combat-related penetrating brain injury treatment in a specialty civilian medical facility - Sirko A, Pilipenko G, Romanukha D, Skrypnik A.
INTRODUCTION: The combined use of new types of weapons and new types of personal protective equipment has led to changes in the occurrence, nature, and severity of penetrating brain wounds. The availability of modern equipment, methods of treatment, and tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Delirium prevalence and prevention in patients with acute brain injury: a prospective before-and-after intervention study - Larsen LK, M øller K, Petersen M, Egerod I.
OBJECTIVES: Knowledge regarding delirium prevention in patients with acute brain injury remains limited. We tested the hypothesis that an intervention bundle which targeted sedation, sleep, pain, and mobilisation would reduce delirium in patients with acut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Initial Research Shows MRI Can Improve Liquid Biopsy for Brain Tumors
Using MRI can identify which patients can benefit most from the blood test. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Brain MRI Brain Tumors Source Type: news

Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts
Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple’Learning difficulties are not linked to differences in particular brain regions, but in how the brain is wired, research suggests.According to figures from the Department for Education, 14.9% of all pupils in England – about 1.3 million children – had special educational needs in January 2019, with 271,200 having difficulties that required support beyond typical special needs provision. Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyspraxia are among conditions linked to learning dif ficult...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Neuroscience Dyslexia Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism Health Education Society Schools Source Type: news

A Novel Cervical Deformity Surgical Invasiveness Index A Novel Cervical Deformity Surgical Invasiveness Index
A newly developed index may help assess the overall invasiveness of cervical deformity surgeries.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vestibular Disorders: Pearls and Pitfalls Vestibular Disorders: Pearls and Pitfalls
Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms but their etiology can be difficult to isolate. Review evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis of the most common vestibular disorders in this paper.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Meet Francis H Powell, author of Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation
Meet Francis H Powell, the author of Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation. What if the human race was considered irrelevant and then each being was just uploaded then locked away on hard drives called “brain pods?” What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? I once dressed in a gorilla outfit for a Pigbag video What did your best review say about your work? They are a little Ray Bradbury, a lither Stephen King, a very interesting read. How important are the names of any characters in your book? Very important, because they say a lot about the character. I have some unusual na...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing science fiction Source Type: news

Healthy Heart in Your 20s, Healthier Brain Decades Later
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- A healthier heart in early adulthood could mean fewer thinking and memory problems later in life, a new study suggests. " These results indicate that people need to pay close attention to their health even in their early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery Valid in Intellectual Disability
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- The NIH-Toolbox Cognitive Battery (NIHTB-CB) is reliable and valid for children and young adults with intellectual disability (ID), according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Neurology. Rebecca H. Shields, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline
Title: Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's DeclineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 27, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Imaging can guide whether liquid biopsy will benefit individual glioblastoma patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) New research shows brain imaging may be able to predict when a blood test known as a liquid biopsy would or would not produce clinically actionable information, allowing doctors to more efficiently guide patients to the proper next steps in their care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions
(University of Cambridge) Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more strongly related to children's difficulties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two neuroplasticity breakthroughs come together for a synergistic impact in brain health
(Chiang Public Relations) Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation (ANR) is excited to announce a new, collaborative treatment program to help individuals in the Fraser Valley who are living with chronic physical and cognitive symptoms following brain injury. The collaboration will combine two innovative, evidence-based neuro-rehabilitation programs under one roof at the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic: the PoNS (Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator), and the ABI Wellness program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How cardiorespiratory function is related to genetics
(Lancaster University) How cardiorespiratory function is related to genetics How high altitudes affect people's breathing and its coordination with the heart beat is due to genetic differences say researchers.Clear physiological differences have already been demonstrated between people living in the Himalayas and Andes compared with people living at sea level, revealing an evolutionary adaptation in the control of blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain and the rest of the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How does the brain put decisions in context? Study finds unexpected brain region at work
(The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University) When crossing the street, which way do you first turn your head to check for oncoming traffic? This decision depends on the context of where you are. A group of scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute has been studying how animals use context when making decisions. And now, their latest findings have tied this ability to an unexpected brain region in mice, previously thought to primarily guide and plan movement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New radiopharmaceutical shows promise for improved detection of neuroendocrine tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A newly developed imaging agent has emerged as a promising aid for diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer, according to research published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Revving habits up and down, new insight into how the brain forms habits
(Dartmouth College) Each day, humans and animals rely on habits to complete routine tasks such as eating. As new habits are formed, this enables us to do things automatically without thinking. As the brain starts to develop a new habit, in as little as a half a second, one region of the brain, the dorsolateral striatum, experiences a short burst in activity, which increases as the habit becomes stronger. A Dartmouth study demonstrates how habits can be controlled depending on how active the dorsolateral striatum is. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early intervention following traumatic brain injury reduces epilepsy risk
(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has found that brains treated with certain drugs within a few days of an injury have a dramatically reduced risk of developing epilepsy later in life. The development of epilepsy is a major clinical complication after brain injury, and the disease can often take years to appear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polymers get caught up in love-hate chemistry of oil and water
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee achieved a rare look at the inner workings of polymer self-assembly at an oil-water interface to advance materials for neuromorphic computing and bio-inspired technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research uncovers potential pathway to slowing Alzheimer's
(University of Technology Sydney) Overcoming the loss of a process in the brain called " RNA editing " may slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease and other synaptic disorders, a study shows. RNA editing, a genetic mechanism essential in the connection between nerve cells in the brain, is deregulated in people with Alzheimer's. A scientific team has replicated this deregulated process in the brains of mice, and discovered it led to the loss of synapses, as occurs in Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nonpharmacological Interventions Are the Most Effective for Treating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
Clinical Quandary: Multiple complaints have been raised by staff and various family members about a long-term care resident with vascular dementia who is increasingly verbally abusive toward staff, other residents, and visitors. The resident has also begun hitting the staff when they attempt to provide daily personal care. There are multiple avenues available to address behaviors in the nursing home setting. Yet the medical director, administrator, and director of nursing must all balance an effective treatment plan with the desire to prevent staff burnout and ensure the safety of residents, visitors, and staff. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Gwendolen Buhr, Milta Oyola Little Tags: Pragmatic Research Source Type: news

Paradox for Women Emerges in Imaging of Ischemic Stroke Paradox for Women Emerges in Imaging of Ischemic Stroke
New brain imaging evidence of people who experience an ischemic stroke reveals differences between men and women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

GP intervention increases detection of hepatitis C
An electronic algorithm was used to flag patients with HCV risk markers for testing Related items fromOnMedica Widespread hepatitis C screening may do more harm than good Earlier transplants for liver disease kids may cut brain damage risk Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Benefits of statins 'still outweigh risks' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Speech versus music in the brain
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stern, P. Tags: Neuroscience twis Source Type: news

Rewiring the adolescent brain
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stern, P. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Sourcing brain abnormality
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Distinct sensitivity to spectrotemporal modulation supports brain asymmetry for speech and melody
Does brain asymmetry for speech and music emerge from acoustical cues or from domain-specific neural networks? We selectively filtered temporal or spectral modulations in sung speech stimuli for which verbal and melodic content was crossed and balanced. Perception of speech decreased only with degradation of temporal information, whereas perception of melodies decreased only with spectral degradation. Functional magnetic resonance imaging data showed that the neural decoding of speech and melodies depends on activity patterns in left and right auditory regions, respectively. This asymmetry is supported by specific sensitiv...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Albouy, P., Benjamin, L., Morillon, B., Zatorre, R. J. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Adapting to my brain
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Batista, L. Tags: Working Life Source Type: news

Safety benefits of 'biased opioids scrutinized
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Servick, K. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience In Depth Source Type: news

Splitting speech and music
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sammler, D. Tags: Neuroscience perspective Source Type: news

PET shows connection with widowhood, Alzheimer's decline
Men and women who had been widowed and who had elevated beta-amyloid levels...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Amyloid-PET advocates take their case to Congress PET shows tau better predicts brain atrophy than amyloid PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI suggests main reason for psychotic relapses
MR images have revealed decreased cortical thickness in people on antipsychotic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI illuminates causes of depression MRI shows brain changes from cannabis use MRI reveals antipsychotic benefits of cannabis fMRI predicts response to antipsychotic medications MRI links antipsychotic drugs to brain loss (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adults Without Measles Immunity Vulnerable to Lethal Complications Adults Without Measles Immunity Vulnerable to Lethal Complications
Measles can infect the appendix, the liver and the membranes protecting the brain in people who are not fully immunized against the virus, a new report confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline
In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, appear to experience cognitive decline three times faster than similar people who have not lost a spouse, the researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements are beneficial, but a healthy and balanced diet is the most important for your brain health
(Natural News) Seventy-five percent of Americans are turning to supplements to address their health needs, according to data collected by the Council for Responsible Nutrition during their Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements for 2018. Not only that, 87 percent of the surveyed supplement users said they have overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First phase of The Walter and Maria Schroeder BRAIN&HEART Centre renovations brings a new catheterization lab to St. Michael's Hospital
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - February 26, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New drugs on the horizon for stroke and hydrocephalus
Research coming out of Yale has identified a compound that could be developed into a drug to reduce swelling in many brain injuries, including stroke. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cognitive decline may be more pronounced in widowed older adults
In an analysis of married, widowed and unmarried adults enrolled in the Harvard Aging Brain Study, widowed participants " demonstrated worsening cognitive performance, " as well as higher levels of beta-amyloid protein. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry 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

Age-related differences to neck muscle activation latency as a potential risk factor to fall-related traumatic brain injuries - Wood TA, Hernandez ME, Sosnoff JJ.
This investigation examined age-related differences in neck muscle activation latency in response to anterior and posterior postural perturbations to understand the potential implications in fall-related traumatic brain injuries. 57 adults were recruited a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Acupuncture for patients in coma after traumatic brain injury: systematic review and meta-analysis - Zhang Q, Liu J, Cao R, Jin Y.
CONTEXT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that occurs as a result of a direct impact, and affected persons are usually in a long-term coma. The evidence of the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture to treat coma is still not convinc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- Losing a spouse can be a heartbreaker, and new research suggests it's also tough on the brain. The study found that when a husband or wife dies, the surviving mate's mental acuity could start to decline. In fact, people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Local neurosurgeons meld technique with technology for neck fusion
Requiring a fusion of the cervical spine (neck) is traumatic enough — though often necessary due to pain from injury or disease. A newly performed procedure by a handful of local doctors makes that surgery potentially easier on patients and could shorten hospital stays. Dr. Chiu Yuen To, a neurosurgeon with Saint Francis Medical Partners, was one of the first in Memphis to use the Corus Spinal System, performing a surgery the first week of February. A surgeon at Campbell Clinic did the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

The Neural Mechanisms of Social Reward in Early Psychosis The Neural Mechanisms of Social Reward in Early Psychosis
This fMRI study suggests that abnormal operation of reward-based mechanisms during cooperative social interactions in early psychosis may underlie social impairments.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pain in Persons Who Are Marginalized by Social Conditions Pain in Persons Who Are Marginalized by Social Conditions
This study examines the challenges of providing access to pain management for people who have been socially or economically marginalized.Pain (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

'Hidden Brain': How 'Egocentric Bias' Can Lead Us Astray
Asking a stranger for help can be stressful. But research shows that people are more likely to say yes than you may think. Researchers are studying our understated ability to influence others. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news