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Hepatitis B and C Linked to Parkinson ' s Hepatitis B and C Linked to Parkinson ' s
Clinicians should watch for neurologic symptoms in patients with a history of hepatitis, researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Lower IQ in Midlife Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Lower IQ in Midlife
Latest results from a prospective New Zealand population study of children followed for four decades also suggest that higher lead levels are linked to lower socioeconomic status later in life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injuries in emergency departments a substantial economic burden, study finds
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and characteristics of neurosurgical conditions at Mbarara regional referral hospital - Abdelgadir J, Smith ER, Punchak M, Vissoci JR, Staton C, Muhindo A, Kitya D, Park LP, Haglund MM.
This study examines the epidemiology and outcomes of neurosurgical conditions prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

From attire to assault: clothing, objectification, and de-humanization - a possible prelude to sexual violence? - Awasthi B.
In the context of objectification and violence, little attention has been paid to the perception neuroscience of how the human brain perceives bodies and objectifies them. Various studies point to how external cues such as appearance and attire could play ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What are the complications and emerging strategies for preventing depression following traumatic brain injury? - Jones M, Acion L, Jorge RE.
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a common and disabling complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The high rates of post-TBI depression (PTBID) make this condition an important candidate for selective preventive interventions. Areas covered: The authors rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Use of traumatic brain injury prediction rules with clinical decision support - Dayan PS, Ballard DW, Tham E, Hoffman JM, Swietlik M, Deakyne SJ, Alessandrini EA, Tzimenatos L, Bajaj L, Vinson DR, Mark DG, Offerman SR, Chettipally UK, Paterno MD, Schaeffer MH, Wang J, Casper TC, Goldberg HS, Grundmeier RW, Kuppermann N.
OBJECTIVES: We determined whether implementing the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules and providing risks of clinically important TBIs (ciTBIs) with computerized clinical decision suppor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UR Medicine Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients
UR Medicine ’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new Levine Autism Clinic that provides speci alized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. This is the region’s first stand-alone center to integrate care of autism with pediatric neuromedicine and child and adolescent psychiatry services, and will serve more than 25,000 patients each year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UCLA Health earns national recognition for LGBTQ care
UCLA Health has been named a leader in equitable care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer.In its annualHealthcare Equality Index released March 29, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation identified each of UCLA Health ’s four hospitals as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.”Hospitals awarded the distinction meet criteria for policies and best practices in four categories: LGBTQ patient-centered care, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and community and patient engagement. Among the key measures are non-discrimination policies for patients and employees, eq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Choosing a Medical Specialty: Location, Compensation, Talent, and Temperament Choosing a Medical Specialty: Location, Compensation, Talent, and Temperament
You ' ve followed your destiny. Now comes the hard part. Dr Andrew Wilner offers his advice on choosing from among the various specialties.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

New Drug Target for Opiate Use Disorder Discovered New Drug Target for Opiate Use Disorder Discovered
A new study provides the first direct evidence of opiate-related epigenetic alterations in the brain and points to a potential new drug target for opiate use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation FDA Okays Naldemedine (Symproic) for Opioid Constipation
The FDA has approved an oral peripherally acting mu opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ocrevus for Relapsing, Primary Progressive MS FDA Approves Ocrevus for Relapsing, Primary Progressive MS
The approval of ocrelizumab, based on results from the OPERA 1 and 2 and ORATORIO trials, is the first for a treatment for the primary progressive form of the disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Not Just for Attention: Stop Teen Suicide
The subject of depression and suicide, especially in the case of children and teens, is a tremendous concern. Unfortunately, many cases go missed not necessarily because those surrounding these young people don’t care or pay enough attention to them, but more because they aren’t aware of what to look out for. I am a suicide survivor. I also grew up with a suicidal mother and witnessed a peer successfully commit suicide, ironically, when I was in the emergency room beside her being treated for the same thing. I was saved, while her family still mourns for her. These experiences, including the fact that my twelve-year-ol...
Source: Psych Central - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chynna Laird Tags: Antidepressants Children and Teens Depression Medications Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stress Suicide Therapists Spill Treatment Anxiety Coping Skills Depression Mood Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Monoamine Oxi Source Type: news

Brain implants help paralyzed man move his hand for 1st time in years
Man was able to "reach and grasp" again with electrical implants. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man
8 years after a devastating bike accident, he uses arm to eat and drink Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Paralysis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Genentech’s OCREVUS(TM) (Ocrelizumab) for Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) as the first and only... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA Genentech, Roche Group, OCREVUS, ocrelizumab, multiple sclerosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ocrevus Wins First FDA Approval for Primary Progressive MS
(MedPage Today) -- Ocrelizumab also okayed for relapsing-remitting disease (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
A study published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that alleles that are beneficial to the reproductive success of females are detrimental to the success of males.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

It's a riot: the stressful AI simulation built to understand your emotions
Inspired by global unrest, Riot uses artificial intelligence, film and gaming technologies to help unpick how people react in stressful situationsAn immersive film project is attempting to understand how people react in stressful situations by using artificial intelligence (AI), film and gaming technologies to place participants inside a simulated riot and then detecting their emotions in real time.Called Riot, the project is the result of a collaboration between award winning multidisciplinary immersive filmmaker Karen Palmer and Professor Hongying Meng from Brunel University. The two have worked together previously onSyn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katy Vans Tags: Psychology Artificial intelligence (AI) Science Technology Games Consciousness Computing Neuroscience Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain
Moving and socializing appears to perk up the aging brain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Brain Dancing Exercise Elderly Source Type: news

Late to Walk
By Charmaine Taylor RietmanOTTAWA, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)I have two children. A daughter who just turned six and a son who just turned three. My daughter was late to walk. My husband and I were pretty worried about why it was taking so long for her to stop ‘bum scooching’ — her preferred method of movement. I consulted Google on more than one occasion to see if other parents had children doing the same. I felt anxious when I read that 18 months was considered very late. She didn’t start until she was 22 months after a few months of physiotherapy.My son followed in his sister’s footsteps, but being the second child, we...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charmaine Taylor Rietman Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Regional Categories World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Paralysed man moves arm using power of thought in world first
Neuroprosthetic procedure first in world to restore brain-controlled reaching and grasping in man paralysed from the neck downA man who was paralysed from below the neck after crashing his bike into a truck can once again drink a cup of coffee and eat mashed potato with a fork, after a world-first procedure to allow him to control his hand with the power of thought.Bill Kochevar, 53, has had electrical implants in the motor cortex of his brain and sensors inserted in his forearm, which allow the muscles of his arm and hand to be stimulated in response to signals from his brain, decoded by computer. After eight years, he is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Disability Health Society Source Type: news

Neurological diseases cost the US nearly $800 billion per year
A new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation. The report notes that the current estimated annual cost to American society of just nine of the most common neurological diseases is staggering, totaling $789 billion in 2014 dollars. These conditions include Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Commentary: Extraordinary environments, extreme neuroplasticity and mental disorder - reflections on pathways from adversity to mental disorder prompted by McCrory, Gerin, and Viding (2017) - Sonuga-Barke EJ.
Neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to be shaped in response to environmental experience, has been claimed to resemble a double-edged sword - potentiating growth and healing when individuals are exposed to normative, benign or therapeutic environments on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Brain arousal regulation as response predictor for antidepressant therapy in major depression - Schmidt FM, Sander C, Dietz ME, Nowak C, Schr öder T, Mergl R, Schönknecht P, Himmerich H, Hegerl U.
A tonically high level of brain arousal and its hyperstable regulation is supposed to be a pathogenic factor in major depression. Preclinical studies indicate that most antidepressants may counteract this dysregulation. Therefore, it was hypothesized that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Development of a prediction model for post-concussive symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury: a TRACK-TBI pilot study - Cnossen MC, Winkler EA, Yue JK, Okonkwo DO, Valadka A, Steyerberg EW, Lingsma H, Manley GT.
Post-concussive symptoms occur frequently after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and may be categorized as cognitive, somatic, or emotional. We aimed to: 1) assess whether patient demographics and clinical variables predict development of each of these t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Groundbreaking' technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs
Using neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

Case comprehensive cancer center analyzes brain tumor data, doubles known risk factors for glioma
(Case Western Reserve University) A massive new study involving blood samples from over 30,000 individuals has identified 13 new genetic risk factors for glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Harnessing brain's internal reserves might help treat epilepsy
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders affecting humans that causes recurrent convulsive seizures. Along with their colleagues from MIPT, researchers from the Laboratory of Systemic Organization of Neurons at ITEB discovered an efficient way of protecting the temporal lobe from pathological changes that arise as epilepsy progresses. In a study biophysicists have shown that drug-induced activation of the endocannabinoid system of the brain leads to reduced or completely suppressed epileptic activity in test animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain
This study has also revealed the existence of a platelet alleviating factor (PAF) pain loop, suggesting a possible role for PAF-receptor antagonists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vanderbilt study finds natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cost of neurological disease in US Approaching $800 billion a year
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) A new University of South Florida study published in the Annals of Neurology looked at the nine most prevalent and costly diagnosed neurological diseases and found the annual cost to be staggering -- totaling nearly $800 billion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

TBI in emergency departments a substantial economic burden
(St. Michael's Hospital) A new study that looked at nearly 134,000 emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury, including concussion, during a one year period in Ontario estimated that those visits had a total cost of $945 million over the lifetimes of those patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vulnerability to psychosis: How to detect it
(University of Montreal) An international research team has demonstrated that an exaggerated emotional brain response to non-threatening information predicts emergence of clinically psychotic symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Helping Patients with Neurological Issues
(MedPage Today) -- Joint venture between the Shepherd Center and Evidation Health (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Paralyzed man regains hand movements
A man paralyzed from his shoulders down has regained use of his right hand with the aid of an experimental prosthetic that replaces lost connections between the brain and the muscles. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed man uses experimental device to regain hand movements
A man paralyzed from his shoulders down has regained use of his right hand with the aid of an experimental prosthetic that replaces lost connections between the brain and the muscles. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Aneurysm Foundation Hosts Congressional Advocacy Day to Support...
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation will lead a delegation made up of 100 brain aneurysm survivors, family members of those affected by the disease, advocates and medical professionals from around the...(PRWeb March 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14192740.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism: Can it cause peripheral neuropathy?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralysed man moves his arm and hand with brain microchip
A cycling accident left Bill Kochevar unable to move from the shoulders down for eight years. But the 56-year-old is now able to feed himself in his wheelchairm using a microchip in his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology allows tetraplegic man to move hand with thought
Neuroprosthetic procedure first in world to restore brain-controlled reaching and grasping in person with complete paralysisA man who was paralysed from below the neck after crashing his bike into a truck can once again drink a cup of coffee and eat mashed potato with a fork, after a world-first procedure to allow him to control his hand with the power of thought.Bill Kochevar, 53, has had electrical implants in the motor cortex of his brain and sensors inserted in his forearm, which allow the muscles of his arm and hand to be stimulated in response to signals from his brain, decoded by computer. After eight years, he is a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Disability Health Society Source Type: news

Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again -- just by thinking
A subject who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. A brain-computer interface with recording electrodes under his skull, and a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system activating his arm and hand, reconnect his brain to paralyzed muscles. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

EMA issues positive opinion for EUSA Pharma's Dinutuximab beta to treat neuroblastoma
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion in favour of marketing authorisation for EUSA Pharma's antibody ch14.18/CHO, Dinutuximab beta, to treat high-risk neuroblastoma … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paralysed man feeds himself again thanks to new technology – video
A paralysed man has been able to drink and feed himself thanks to an experimental neuro-prosthesis, which reconnects his brain with his muscles. The system uses decoded brain signals and sends them to sensors in his arm to regain movement in his hand and arm. The technology had only been tested on one participant in the USA but the team behind the research say the findings could lead to greater independence for people with paralysisContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Science Technology Source Type: news

Neuro-prosthesis reconnects brain to muscles to restore arm movements to man with complete paralysis – video
A paralysed man has been able to drink and feed himself thanks to an experimental neuro-prosthesis, which reconnects his brain with his muscles. The system uses decoded brain signals and sends them to sensors in his arm to regain movement in his hand and arm. The technology had only been tested on one participant in the USA but the team behind the research say the findings could lead to greater independence for people with paralysisContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Science Technology Source Type: news

Paralysed man regains movement via power of thought
Brain implant enables quadriplegic patient to move limb electronically (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Barrow enrolling patients in clinical trial to stop Alzheimer's before it starts
Barrow Neurological Institute is now enrolling patients for an Alzheimer's study that will test a drug in patients before they start exhibiting symptoms. "This is a landmark study because we are treating patients with detected Alzheimer's brain changes before the onset of symptoms," said Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorder Division at BNI at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Sabbagh had been involved in this nationwide clinical trial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Barrow enrolling patients in clinical trial to stop Alzheimer's before it starts
Barrow Neurological Institute is now enrolling patients for an Alzheimer's study that will test a drug in patients before they start exhibiting symptoms. "This is a landmark study because we are treating patients with detected Alzheimer's brain changes before the onset of symptoms," said Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorder Division at BNI at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Sabbagh had been involved in this nationwide clinical trial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news