An acute, severe axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy in the setting of nitrous oxide abuse - Beal JC, Cheng Y, Merchant S, Zarnegar R.
Nitrous oxide, often used as an anesthetic agent, is also increasingly a drug of abuse due to its euphoric and anxiolytic effects. Frequent exposure to nitrous oxide can lead to neurologic complications, including B12 deficiency and resultant subacute myel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide ideation and neurocognition among 9- and 10-year old children in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study - Huber RS, Sheth C, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA, McGlade EC.
OBJECTIVE: During the past decade, the pediatric suicide rate has nearly tripled. Yet, little is known about suicide behavior (SB) in children. Identification of risk factors associated with SB during childhood may be critical to preventing future attempts... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Dementia warning - numbness or tingling here could signal brain decline
DEMENTIA symptoms are often subtle at first and become more disruptive as the condition worsens. Experiencing numbness or tingling here could signal brain decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecules responsible for radio-resistant glioblastoma identified
(Hokkaido University) Scientists have identified key molecules that mediate radioresistance in glioblastoma multiforme; these molecules are a potential target for the treatment of this brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs? Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs?
Concerns raised over an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in MS patients on anti-CD20 B-cell depleting drugs such as ocrelizumab and rituximab following presentation of new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's? Is Tau Blood Testing a Game Changer for Diagnosing Alzheimer's?
Drs Adam Boxer, Samuel Gandy, and Rudolph Tanzi discuss the potential impact of a breakthrough study of plasma phospho-tau217. (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Philadelphia tech startup lands contract with U.S. Air Force, Space Force
Mental health tech company NeuroFlow has secured a $1.5 million contract with the United States Department of Defense to roll out its technology at 11 Air Force bases and for the new U.S. Space Force.   Old City-based NeuroFlow’s platform is designed to help health care providers monitor their patients' moods and emotions, track their progress and react quickly when they’re in crisis.  Its technology was first deployed via an initial trial at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs la te… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Algorithm detects LVO stroke on multiphase CTA
An artificial intelligence algorithm can be extremely sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM 2020: How to create robust radiology AI algorithms SIIM 2020: Human element shouldn't be neglected with AI Gender imbalance in AI training datasets lowers results Collaboration yields brain CT hemorrhage dataset Could imaging AI research be endangering patients? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel AI-Based Platform Diagnoses Dystonia From MRI Scans Novel AI-Based Platform Diagnoses Dystonia From MRI Scans
An artificial intelligence-based deep learning platform, DystoniaNet, diagnosed the neurological disorder from MRI scans with close to 99% accuracy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for Seniors
Older adults who use hearing aids may be using them less, because they think there's no one to interact with. This can reduce sound input to the brain and lead to auditory deprivation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Odds of Migraines Seen Among Sexual Minorities
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Migraine is more common among sexual-minority groups than individuals identifying as exclusively heterosexual, according to a research letter published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Neurology. Jason M. Nagata, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preserved cortical thickness, surface area and volume in adolescents with PTSD after childhood sexual abuse - Rinne-Albers MA, Boateng CP, van der Werff SJ, Lamers-Winkelman F, Rombouts SA, Vermeiren RR, van der Wee NJ.
Exposure to childhood adverse events is associated with severe consequences for general health and structural and functional changes in the brain of its survivors. In order to unravel and in the end influence the pathway linking adversity and pathology, ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AI training sets often aren't geographically diverse
Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms across multiple disciplines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM 2020: How to create robust radiology AI algorithms SIIM 2020: Human element shouldn't be neglected with AI Gender imbalance in AI training datasets lowers results Collaboration yields brain CT hemorrhage dataset Could imaging AI research be endangering patients? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Purging water system of brain-eating microbe to take 60 days
A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that led to warnings over the weekend not to drink tap water (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early MRI scans can predict motor development risks for preterm infants
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A new software tool developed at Cincinnati Children's can employ early MRI scan data to predict which preterm infants are most at risk of brain developmental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A revised map of where working memory resides in the brain
(Rockefeller University) Findings from genetically diverse mice challenge long-held assumptions about how the brain is able to briefly hold onto important information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First 'pathoconnectome' could point toward new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
(University of Utah Health) Scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have achieved another first in the field of connectomics, which studies the synaptic connections between neurons. The lab has produced the first pathoconnectome, showing how eye disease alters retinal circuitry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea risk varies in patients with different types of epilepsy
(Rutgers University) People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal epilepsy where seizures emanate from one area of the brain, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skoltech research makes it easier to pinpoint brain activity in EEG studies
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Skoltech researchers have proposed a fast and accurate numerical method of addressing the problem plaguing electroencephalography (EEG) studies that monitor the brain's electrical activity -- having to laboriously locate the source of EEG signal in the brain due to the low spatial resolution of this method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New method developed to help scientists understand how the brain processes color
(University of Minnesota) Through the development of new technology, University of Minnesota researchers have developed a method that allows scientists to understand how a fruit fly's brain responds to seeing color. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Identified the cellular process by which Cisplatin chemotherapy causes neuronal damage
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Cisplatin induces senescence of peripheral neurons through overexpression of the p21 protein, which would explain the neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Science News » NIH-funded Study Sheds Light on Abnormal Neural Function in Rare Genetic Disorder
A genetic study has identified neuronal abnormalities in the electrical activity of cortical cells derived from people with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

How anesthetics and benzodiazepine affect the brain differently
Scientists identified how anesthetic and benzodiazepine drugs change a brain receptor ’s shape. The findings suggest ways to design more tailored anesthetic drugs. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - September 29, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Man pleads guilty after driving against doctor's orders and killing mother of 3
Calgary's James Beagrie, who knew he had a brain tumour that caused him to black out but rejected his doctor's order not to drive and ended up killing a mother of three, pleaded guilty Monday to dangerous driving causing death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Nerve Damage Linked to Prone Positioning in COVID-19 Nerve Damage Linked to Prone Positioning in COVID-19
COVID-19 patients with ARDS who require mechanical ventilation spend many hours in a prone position, which can cause lasting nerve damage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain-eating amoeba in city’s water supply kills 6-year-old, leads Texas to declare a disaster
Lake Jackson, in Brazoria County, warned residents not to ingest water through the nose after the microbes were detected. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Villegas Source Type: news

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Tap Water of Lake Jackson, Texas
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- The presence of a brain-eating amoeba in its drinking water has led the city of Lake Jackson, Texas, to issue a " do not use water order " and request an emergency declaration from the state. " The City of Lake Jackson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas issues disaster declaration in city where brain-eating amoeba killed 6-year-old boy
Texas has stepped up efforts to counter the threat posed by a brain-eating amoeba detected in the water supply of a coastal county that led to the death of a six-year-old boy earlier this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Response to comment on "Worse than death: survey of public perceptions of disability outcomes after hypothetical traumatic brain injury" - Wilson JE, Shinall MC, Patel MB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

EEG biomarkers acquired during a short, straight-line simulated drive to predict impairment from cannabis intoxication - Brown TL, Richard C, Meghdadi A, Poole J, Fink A, Stevanovi ć Karić M, McConnell M, Rupp G, Schmitt R, Gaffney GG, Milavetz G, Berka C.
OBJECTIVE: As cannabis use becomes more widely accepted, there is growing interest in its effects on brain function, specifically how it may impact daily functional activities such as driving, operating machinery, and other safety-related tasks. There are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Monitoring brainwaves overnight could help predict dementia, study suggests
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital used an artificial intelligence model to assess the difference between a person's actual age and the biological age of their brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Texas City's Tap Water
Lake Jackson issued a "do not use water order" and requested an emergency declaration from the state. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
NIH-funded study points to genes that control the establishment of neural circuits during early development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Newly Found Alzheimer's Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
These "coarse-grained" plaques resemble those that clog up the brain's blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms - do you smell that? It could signal brain decline
DEMENTIA is a progressive brain condition so symptoms get steadily worse over time. The type of symptoms a person experiences is determined by their specific form of dementia. A sign in your sense of smell may signal dementia with Lewy bodies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll Finds 1 In 3 Parents Won ’ t Get Children Vaccinated For The Flu This Year
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

AbbVie Receives Orphan Drug and Fast Track Designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Elezanumab, an Investigational Monoclonal Antibody RGMa Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Elezanumab (ABT-555) is an investigational treatment being evaluated in neurological disorders, including treatment following spinal cord injury Orphan Drug Designation is given to a drug or biologic for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a rare ... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA AbbVie, elezanumab, spinal cord injury (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BioShin, Biohaven's Asia-Pacific Subsidiary, Raises $60M in Series A Funding to Advance Neuroscience Pipeline in Asia-Pacific Region
Initiating NURTEC ODT Phase 3 study for acute migraine in China and Korea, and China registrational study of troriluzole in Spinocerebellar Ataxia in 4Q20 Named Donnie McGrath as BioShin President and Executive Chairman, and Karl Lintel as BioShin Chief... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel, Venture Capital Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company, BioShin , NURTEC ODT (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups
Pregnant or nursing women and young children are among those who should not receive fillings containing mercury, owing to the potential harmful effects of the release of mercury vapor over time.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Drinking A Small Amount Of Alcohol During Pregnancy Can Impact A Child ’s Brain Development, Says Study
A new study links low-level alcohol consumption to the brain development of the unborn child as well as behavioral problems down the line. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Brain-Eating Amoeba in Tap Water of Lake Jackson, Texas The presence of a brain-eating amoeba in its drinking water has led the city of Lake... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In an article published in Nature Genetics, NIH funded researchers confirm that about 14% of all cases of cerebral palsy, a disabling brain disorder for which there are no cures, may be linked to a patient's genes and suggest that many of those genes control how brain circuits become wired during early development. The results led to recommended changes in the treatment of at least three patients, highlighting the importance of understanding the role genes play in the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Penn researchers uncover epigenetic drivers for Alzheimer's disease
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) New findings suggest that late-onset Alzheimer's Disease is driven by epigenetic changes -- how and when certain genes are turned on and off -- in the brain. Results were published today in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detecting fake online photos, videos with a computerized brain
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Imagine seeing yourself in a fake online photo or video. Cyber attackers are fooling people into believing what they see is true. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is helping design a computerized brain to detect these threats in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal cord stimulation reduces pain and motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a 'salvage therapy' after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tone of voice matters in neuronal communication
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Neuronal communication is so fast, and at such a small scale, that it is exceedingly difficult to explain precisely how it occurs. An observation in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), enabled by a custom imaging system, has led to a clear understanding of how neurons communicate with each other by modulating the " tone " of their signal, which previously had eluded the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news