Secondary visual loss due to inhalation and cutaneous poisoning by methanol and toluene. Presentation of a clinical case - G ómez Perera S, Rodríguez Talavera I, Tapia Quijada HE, Guerrero-Mártir M, Díaz de Aguilar Osona M, Falcón Roca R.
Methanol poisoning is often described in the literature, but not transdermal or inhalational poisoning. It usually involves variable multi-organ damage, among which visual, neurological, and gastrointestinal involvement, as well as the metabolic and electr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
The symptoms suggest SARS-CoV-2 might infect neurons, raising questions about whether there could be effects on the brain that play a role in patients ’ deaths, but the data are preliminary. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Headache at the Chronic Stage of Ischemic Stroke Headache at the Chronic Stage of Ischemic Stroke
This study aimed to describe the characteristics of headache and the predictors of headache at the chronic stage after ischemic stroke.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke in Younger Adults Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke in Younger Adults
The etiology of stroke in younger adults is often more difficult to ascertain. This review examines some of the common and rarer pathogeneses of ischemic stroke in younger adultsStroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19: AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology is calling on the federal government to do more to expand telehealth services beyond Medicare. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA's New MS Categories Muddy the Waters for Clinicians FDA's New MS Categories Muddy the Waters for Clinicians
Dr Stephen Krieger takes a critical look at recent FDA approvals that he believes substitute confusion for nuance.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Brain Changes
TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with changes in the brain, including amyloid deposition in brain regions typically involved in Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online March 23 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibodies in the brain trigger epilepsy
(University of Bonn) Certain forms of epilepsy are accompanied by inflammation of important brain regions. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now identified a mechanism that explains this link. Their results may also pave the way to new therapeutic options in the medium term. They have now been published in the renowned scientific journal 'Annals of Neurology'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A molecule that directs neurons
(Universit à di Trento) A research team coordinated by the University of Trento studied a mass of brain cells, the habenula, linked to disorders like autism, schizophrenia and depression. The results of their work, published in 'Development', will help find out more about serious brain disorders that can only be treated in ways that take a toll on the quality of life of people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain or muscles, what do we lose first?
(Universit é de Gen è ve) From the age of 50, there is a decline not just in physical activity but also in cognitive abilities since the two are correlated. But which of them influences the other? Researchers (UNIGE) used a database of over 100,000 people aged 50-90 whose physical and cognitive abilities were measured every two years for 12 years. The findings show that cognitive abilities ward off inactivity much more than physical activity prevents the decline in cognitive abilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How well do you know the back of your hand, really?
(York University) Many of us are spending a lot of time looking at our hands lately and we think we know them pretty well. But research from York University's Centre for Vision Research shows the way our brains perceive our hands is inaccurate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simulated 'frankenfish brain-swaps' reveal senses control body movement
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) In a new study, researchers have computationally modeled the various brains and bodies of a species of weakly electric fish, the glass knifefish (Eigenmannia virescens), to successfully simulate 'fish brain transplants' and investigate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The ACC.20/WCC Sessions Are Virtually Here: A Preview The ACC.20/WCC Sessions Are Virtually Here: A Preview
The show must go on — online, that is. The 3-day virtual meeting — like the real thing but without airplanes and hotels — is to include the all of the originally scheduled scientific presentations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis
A new analysis of the SPARCL trial has shown that the total number of vascular events prevented with atorvastatin was more than twice the number of first events prevented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19: AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits COVID-19: AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology is calling on the federal government to do more to expand telehealth services beyond Medicare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Genomics study helps researchers better understand opioid epidemic
The study identified specific genetic regions that link opioid exposure and dependence to neuropsychiatric traits. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Insight Into Impact of Battlefield Explosions on the Brain New Insight Into Impact of Battlefield Explosions on the Brain
Research sheds new light on the impact of exposure to battlefield explosions in findings that may open the door to more sensitive and objective estimation of brain degeneration in soldiers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Identification of tendency to alcohol misuse from the structural brain networks - Yoon S, Kim J, Hong G, Kim TD, Hong H, Ha E, Ma J, Lyoo IK.
The propensity to engage in risky behaviors including excessive alcohol consumption may impose increased medical, emotional, and psychosocial burdens. Personality and behavioral traits of individuals may contribute in part to the involvement in risky behav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Evolutionary conceptualization of the injury mechanisms in traumatic brain injury - Godoy DA, Murillo-Cabezas F.
[English abstract unavailable] Machine translation from Spanish: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a public health problem and one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality. An annual global incidence of 200 people per 100,000 inhabitan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury persistent postconcussion syndrome: a randomized controlled trial - Harch PG, Andrews SR, Rowe CJ, Lischka JR, Townsend MH, Yu Q, Mercante DE.
Persistent postconcussion syndrome (PPCS) after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a significant public health and military problem for which there is limited treatment evidence. The aim of this study was to determine whether forty 150 kPa hyperbaric ox... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ecological momentary assessment in patients with an acquired brain injury: a pilot study on compliance and fluctuations - Forster SD, Gauggel S, Petershofer A, V ölzke V, Mainz V.
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) promises to be a suitable method for capturing the dynamics in self-assessments through repeated measurements in naturalistic environments using common mobile devices. Therefore, EMA could increase the power of neurops... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Extension of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict patterns of marijuana use among young Iranian adults - Jalilian F, Mirzaei-Alavijeh M, Ahmadpanah M, Mostafaei S, Kargar M, Pirouzeh R, Sadeghi Bahmani D, Brand S.
Background: Marijuana use is increasing among adolescents and young adults. Long-term marijuana use magnifies the risk of a wide variety of behavioral, cognitive-emotional, and neurological problems, and can be a gateway to use of other drugs. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCI team demonstrates ability to supercharge cells with mitochondrial transplantation
(University of California - Irvine) UCI researchers have shown that they can give cells a short-term boost of energy through mitochondrial transplantation. The team's study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that mitochondrial transplantation could one day be employed to cure various cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders -- and even offer a new approach to the treatment of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Analyzing patients shortly after stroke can help link brain regions to speech functions
(Rice University) New research from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine shows analyzing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, an important breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke: When the system fails for the second time
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) After a stroke, there is an increased risk of suffering a second one. If areas in the left hemisphere were affected during the first attack, language is often impaired. In order to maintain this capability, the brain usually briefly drives up the counterparts on the right side. But what happens after a second attack? The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences now found an answer by using virtual lesions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New genetic editing powers discovered in squid
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus of their neurons, but also within the axon -- the long, slender neural projections that transmit electrical impulses to other neurons. This is the first time that edits to genetic information have been observed outside of the nucleus of an animal cell (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lactation changes how mom's neurons communicate -- but it's reversible
(Society for Neuroscience) Lactation temporarily changes how a mother's neurons behave, according to new research in mice published in JNeurosci. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Mental health and coping during COVID-19 crisis
Continuous news coverage about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is creating worry and anxiety for people across the globe. How can you be better prepared to cope with the crisis? On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Beth Rush, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, shares ideas for taking care of your mental health and finding comfort amidst [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living with brain cancer has prepared me for coronavirus
With my illness, I’ve already have had to self-isolate several times. I’ve also learned a valuable lesson that others can now follow: Ask for help. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeremy Pivor Source Type: news

Compound in daffodils can improve sleep, trigger lucid dreams
(Natural News) Scientists have found that a compound from daffodils can help people experience lucid dreams more frequently. In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, U.S. researchers showed the effects of galantamine — a plant compound used to treat Alzheimer’s disease — can enhance brain function through acetylcholinesterase inhibition (AChEI). “[Galantamine] substantially increases the frequency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia prevention: Nutritional Therapist reveals 10 ways to reduce your dementia risk
DEMENTIA can have a huge impact on a person's everyday life, as well as their friend's and family's. Help protect yourself and loved ones from developing the degenerative brain disease by following Nutritional Therapist Natalie Lamb's 10 tips to reduce your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shane Williams health scare: Rugby pro's condition - what his brain scan revealed
SHANE WILLIAMS is a retired Welsh rugby player. Having suffered from a concussion from the contact sport, he underwent a brain scan to find out exactly how the injury affected his brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Academy of Neurology Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting
Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology said it 'had no choice' but to cancel its annual conference, which was scheduled to take place in Toronto. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke symptoms: The sign in a person’s eye that may signal the life-threatening condition
A STROKE occurs when there's been a disturbance with the blood supply to the brain. It can be a life-threatening occurrence. What's the sign in a person's eye that may signal the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-acute cortical thickness in children with mild traumatic brain injury versus orthopedic injury - Ware AL, Goodrich-Hunsaker NJ, Lebel C, Shukla A, Wilde EA, Abildskov TJ, Bigler ED, Cohen DM, Mihalov LK, Bacevice A, Bangert BA, Taylor HG, Yeates KO.
Studies of brain morphometry may illuminate the effects of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (TBI; e.g., concussion). However, no published studies have examined cortical thickness in the early injury phases of pediatric mild TBI using an appropriate c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of use of therapy services for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Andelic N, Forslund MV, Perrin PB, Sigurdardottir S, Lu J, Howe EI, Sveen U, Rasmussen MS, S øberg HL, Røe C.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the probabilities and baseline predictors of the use of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy over a period of 10 years after traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective follow-up at 1, 2, 5 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevention of symptomatic neuroma in traumatic digital amputation: a RAND/UCLA appropriateness method consensus study - Crosio A, Albo E, Marcoccio I, Adani R, Bertolini M, Colonna MR, Felici N, Guzzini M, Atzei A, Riccio M, Titolo P, Tos P.
INTRODUCTION: The appearance of a symptomatic neuroma following finger amputation is a devastating consequence for patient's quality of life. It could be cause of chronic neuropathic pain. The prevention of neuroma formation is a challenging effort for han... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dramatic Rise in Hypertension-Related Deaths in US Dramatic Rise in Hypertension-Related Deaths in US
A new study shows an'alarming'increase in hypertension-related deaths between 2007 and 2017, particularly in the rural South.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Drug Selumetinib Helps Shrink Inoperable Tumors in Kids
FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- A new trial confirms that the drug selumetinib shrinks tumors in children suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1. The condition is characterized by changes in skin coloring and the growth of tumors along nerves in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Violent behavior is associated with emotion salience network dysconnectivity in schizophrenia - Tik àsz A, Potvin S, Dugré JR, Fahim C, Zaharieva V, Lipp O, Mendrek A, Dumais A.
Background: Despite individuals with schizophrenia being at an elevated risk of violence compared to the general population, limited efforts have been invested in investigating the neurobiological etiology explaining the increase. Among the few stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Is trauma center designation associated with disparities in discharge to rehabilitation centers among elderly patients with Traumatic Brain Injury? - Gorman E, Frangos S, DiMaggio C, Bukur M, Klein M, Pachter HL, Berry C.
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the role of trauma center designation in the association of race and insurance status with disposition to rehabilitation centers among elderly patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). METHODS: The National Traum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Youth with elevated psychopathic traits exhibit structural integrity deficits in the uncinate fasciculus - Maurer JM, Paul S, Anderson NE, Nyalakanti PK, Kiehl KA.
Youth with elevated psychopathic traits represent a particularly severe subgroup of adolescents characterized by extreme behavioral problems and exhibit comparable neurocognitive deficits as adult offenders with psychopathic traits. A consistent finding am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of alcohol use on the adolescent brain and behavior - Lees B, Meredith LR, Kirkland AE, Bryant BE, Squeglia LM.
Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable neurodevelopmental period marked by high rates of engagement with risky alcohol use. This review summarizes the cognitive and neural consequences following alcohol use during adolescence from longitudinal design stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Circadian rhythms, sleep, and the autonomic nervous system - Garbarino S, Lanteri P, Feeling NR, Jarczok MN, Quintana DS, Koenig J, Sannita WG.
Circadian rhythms play an essential role in the homeostatic regulation and functional balance of temperature, cardiovascular and metabolic adaptation, feeding, reproduction, development and maturation, hormonal status/neurohormonal interaction, and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of CABENUVA ™, the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
Cork, Ireland, March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that Health Canada has approved CABENUVA™ (cabotegravir and rilpivirine extended release injectable suspensions), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. CABENUVA™ is indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in patients who are virologically stable and suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [mL]). CABENUVA™, a co-packaged kit with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Deep Learning Predicts Stroke-Lesion Changes at 1 Week Deep Learning Predicts Stroke-Lesion Changes at 1 Week
Armed with only baseline MRI findings, a new deep learning algorithm may accurately estimate size and location of acute stroke lesions at 3 to 7 days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Machine Learning, Neuroimaging to Detect First Episode Psychosis Machine Learning, Neuroimaging to Detect First Episode Psychosis
Can machine learning applied to neuroanatomical data successfully distinguish between patients with first episode psychosis and healthy controls?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Traumatic Neuroma of a Cervical Nerve Root, Without Trauma Traumatic Neuroma of a Cervical Nerve Root, Without Trauma
What did MRI reveal about the etiology of this patient's right forearm pain?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pain Mechanisms in Hereditary Palmoplantar Keratodermas Pain Mechanisms in Hereditary Palmoplantar Keratodermas
This study explores the possible neuropathic and inflammatory mechanisms that might contribute to pain in this disease.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Daily meditation could slow aging in your brain, study says
Taking up meditation while sheltering-in-place may not only help you cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, it may even keep your brain from aging. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news