Multi-organ system injury from inhalant abuse - Dingle HE, Williams SR.
We present an illustrative case of a 24-year old male who developed cardiovascular and multi-organ system toxicity after inhaling a keyboard dust cleaner containing a halogenated hydrocarbon. In the field, the patient demonstrated neurotoxic effects in add... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Relationship of neuropsychiatric symptoms with falls in Alzheimer's disease - does exercise modify the risk? - Roitto HM, Kautiainen H, Öhman H, Savikko N, Strandberg TE, Raivio M, Laakkonen ML, Pitkälä KH.
OBJECTIVES: To explore how neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are associated with number of falls and how exercise modifies the risk of falling in community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and NPS. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Examination of injury, host, and social-environmental moderators of online family problem solving treatment efficacy for pediatric traumatic brain injury using an individual participant data meta-analytic approach - Zhang N, Kaizar EE, Narad ME, Kurowski BG, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Wade SL.
A series of five randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) conducted between 2002 and 2015 support the potential efficacy of online family problem-solving treatment (OFPST) in improving both child and parent/family outcomes after pediatric traumatic bra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mild cognitive impairment affects obstacle negotiation in older adults: results from "Gait and Brain Study" - Pieruccini-Faria F, Sarquis-Adamson Y, Montero-Odasso M.
BACKGROUND: Older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) are at higher risk of falls and injuries, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Inappropriate anticipatory postural adjustments to overcome balance perturbations are affected by cog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Persistent postconcussion symptoms after injury - Ewing-Cobbs L, Cox CS, Clark AE, Holubkov R, Keenan HT.
We examined whether preinjury, demographic, and family factors influenced vulnerability to postconcussion symptoms (PCSs) persisting the year after mild traumatic brain in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric traumatic brain injury and ocular injury - Gise R, Truong T, Poulsen DM, Soliman Y, Parsikia A, Mbekeani JN.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of pediatric disability and mortality. Together with sight-threatening ocular injuries, TBIs may lead to devastating consequences in developing children and complicate rehabilitation. We sought to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moral reasoning and decision-making in adolescents who sustain traumatic brain injury - Beauchamp MH, Vera-Estay E, Morasse F, Anderson V, Dooley J.
The objective of this study was to explore moral reasoning (MR) and decision-making in adolescents with TBI, and to examine potential associations wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football - Rose SC, Yeates KO, Fuerst DR, Ercole PM, Nguyen JT, Pizzimenti NM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of repetitive subconcussive head impacts with functional outcomes in primary and high school tackle football players. SETTING: Youth football fields and an outpatient sports neurology clinic. PARTICIPANTS: A total of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations between adverse childhood experiences and acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injuries, among adults: 2014 BRFSS North Carolina - Guinn AS, Ports KA, Ford DC, Breiding M, Merrick MT.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can negatively affect lifelong health and opportunity. Acquired brain injury (ABI), which includes traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as other causes of brain injury, is a health condition that affects millions annual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ana 2018 ana 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ANA 2018Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Key MRI markers link vascular brain injury to health risks
Which MRI markers of vascular brain injury are most significantly associated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists influence cost of incidental MRI follow-up MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment Early MRI aids in prognosis for severe TBI MRI shows concussions can loosen brain's myelin MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Essential oils offer a natural, side effect-free way to address anxiety
(Natural News) The connection between the brain and a person’s sense of smell is very powerful. This is why certain scents can bring back emotions and memories that are tucked away in the brain. Aromatherapy takes advantage of this strong connection by using the smell of essential oils to stimulate healing. One of the diseases that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears
Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.(Image credit: Leyla B/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

fMRI finds secrets to weight loss
Using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers detected changes in brain activity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities NIMH awards $3.8M for fMRI study on suicidal thinking fMRI shows dehydration's effect on the brain fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and Alzheimer disease - Al-Dahhak R, Khoury R, Qazi E, Grossberg GT.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health and economic burden. With increasing aging population, this issue is expected to continue to rise. Neurodegenerative disorders are more common with aging population in general regardless of history of TBI. Rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

IVT Remains the Basis and Mainstay of Revascularizing Therapy IVT Remains the Basis and Mainstay of Revascularizing Therapy
Do we need IVT before EVT? In this commentary, the authors maintain that IVT before EVT remains the standard of care for acute stroke, regardless of arguments to the contrary.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Noncancer Pain
This review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of different types of cannabinoids for a variety of chronic non-cancer pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Health Protective Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Health
Can exercise help improve cognition in older adults?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Losing control of gene activity in Alzheimer's disease
(University of Exeter) Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have devised a new technique to detect either electrical activity or optical signals in the brain, using a minimally invasive technique based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Optoelectronic interface for stimulating neural networks in the brain
(Lobachevsky University) In the past few decades, research aimed at finding approaches to restoring brain function has increased exponentially. An interdisciplinary approach to the task of brain function restoration combines complementary approaches and methods of regenerative medicine, on the one hand, and those proposed by neuroengineering, on the other. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cellular trash cans reveal the roles of proteins in disease
(Weizmann Institute of Science) A novel technology for profiling protein turnover and degradation offers new insight into diagnosis and understanding the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration and other disorders (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names 10 new members to Scientific Council
(Brain& Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain& Behavior Research Foundation has named 10 new members to its Scientific Council, now comprised of 181 leading scientists from across disciplines in brain and behavior research. Members of the Foundation's voluntary Scientific Council review grant applications and award grants to support scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge research focused on improving care for those living with mental illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wishful thinking is rewarded
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The reward system in the brain affects our judgements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meet the artist whose brain makes him paint all night
Wayne Sheppard had never painted until he had a seizure two years ago. Now he can't stop. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgical Menopause Linked to Brain Atrophy Surgical Menopause Linked to Brain Atrophy
Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy before menopause is associated with brain degeneration later in life, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Researchers add prebiotics to infant formula in an effort to improve learning, memory, brain development to match that of breastfed babies
(Natural News) Breastfeeding your child is still the safest and healthiest way to nourish your baby. Scientists and nutritionists alike have observed the myriad of benefits that breastfeeding brings, from an increased bond with the baby to an infant that develops healthier than its baby formula-fed counterparts. That said, there are families that — for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to increase your GABA levels naturally
(Natural News) When it comes to brain function, it’s always important to maintain just the right balance of neurotransmitters so that the brain remains in top condition. One neurotransmitter whose deficiency has been linked to different mental conditions is gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. Fortunately, there are many ways to increase GABA levels naturally. Neurotransmitters are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists STUNNED as first-of-its-kind study reveals strong link between fluoridated water and ADHD
(Natural News) There are many reasons to oppose fluoridated water. Not only is it a form of government-dictated mass medication, research has consistently shown that fluoride consumption has a host of ill effects on human health. Recent research has once again confirmed that fluoride is a neurotoxin — with developing fetuses and young children being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More toxic than fluorine, deadly MERCURY secretly invades and damages your body and brain
(Natural News) Everybody knows, thanks to hundreds of reports, that there are tiny amounts of mercury in fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. For every two pounds of fish, you’ll find about .04 milligrams, or 40 micrograms, of mercury. Doesn’t sound like much to worry about though, huh? Still, there are lots of warnings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche ’s investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours in people with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours
Roche today announced results from an integrated analysis of the pivotal phase II STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1 and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials that showed the investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours (objective response rate; ORR) in more than half (57.4%) of people with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours in people with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours
Roche today announced results from an integrated analysis of the pivotal phase II STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1 and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials that showed the investigational personalised medicine entrectinib shrank tumours (objective response rate; ORR) in more than half (57.4%) of people with neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cranberry extract prevents Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Cranberry juice, which is full of antioxidants, demonstrates various health benefits and it is often used to prevent age-related brain decline. According to a study, cranberry extract (CBE) may even help treat Alzheimer’s disease. A natural part of life, aging is often linked to the accumulation of damages “at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.” Damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain's connection to immune system discovered: New study identifies lymphatic vessels on the brain
(Natural News) “We literally watched people’s brains drain fluid into these vessels,” said Daniel S. Reich, senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as he was asked to explain the latest findings of his long-sought research. Dr. Reich and his team were understandably nervous but proud of their work as they published their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis EDAS Surgery Shows Promise for Intracranial Stenosis
A phase 2a study provides preliminary evidence that EDAS surgery to reroute brain arteries, used to treat moyamoya disease, may also reduce recurrent stroke in patients with intracranial stenosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Novel Treatment Approach for PML A Novel Treatment Approach for PML
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, caused by the JC virus, has no known treatment. A new study offers a novel approach using T-cell infusions from the more treatable BK virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Seurat Therapeutics gets $500K for its migraine-fighting nasal spray
A Chicago-based medical startup that wants to stop migraines using a nasal spray received more funding this week to continue its research. Seurat Therapeutics, a biotech startup founded within the University of Chicago, received a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The funding will help the startup continue testing its product, a nasal spray that aims to stop the cause of migraines. The funding comes after the company raised $750,000 in seed funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tatiana Walk-Morris Source Type: news

Chronic Inflammation May Boost Alzheimer's Risk for APOE4 Carriers
(MedPage Today) -- Systemic inflammation also may be tied to earlier AD onset in these patients (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders CHMP Backs Antiarrhythmic for Muscle-Contraction Disorders
The EMA committee has recommended marketing authorization for the first treatment for adults with nondystrophic myotonia, a group of rare muscle contraction disorders characterized by pain and fatigue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA approves Abbott ’ s HeartMate 3 as a destination therapy
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA approval for its HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device, now approved as a destination therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. With the approval, the Chicago-based company said that the device can now be used in patients not eligible for a transplant as a life-long implant. “We partner with physicians to holistically develop therapies that benefit patients and achieve better outcomes. The unique design of the HeartMate 3 LVAD—with its Full MagLev technology—takes an established innovation and improves upon it in meaningful ways to help people with...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis A Newly Appreciated Aspect of Multiple Sclerosis
Drs Stephen Krieger and James Sumowski discuss developments in understanding and managing the cognitive deficits associated with MS.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Why some with the 'Alzheimer's gene' do NOT develop the disease
The ApoE4 gene increases the risk of Alzheimer's, but has also been detected in people who never develop neurodegenerative disease. Boston University has a theory as to why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer ’ s?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60? Safe to Stop MS Disease-Modifying Therapy After Age 60?
To add more evidence to the controversial debate over stopping immunomodulatory therapy for multiple sclerosis after age 60, researchers focus on quality of life, walking performance, and relapse rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kisspeptin can increase sexual arousal
Research, published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation Insight, suggests that kisspeptin increases brain activity in areas linked to sexual arousal and happiness.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PET Scans Show No Brain GABA Receptor Deficiency in Autism PET Scans Show No Brain GABA Receptor Deficiency in Autism
The potential therapeutic target of brain GABA type A deficiency linked to reduced receptors is undercut by an imaging study showing no reduction in receptors, although possible impairment in signaling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Half of Alzheimer's cases may be caused by the herpes virus
Professor Ruth Itzhaki, of Manchester University, claims the virus causes similar protein deposits in the brain to the characteristic plaques of Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news