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New blood test for prion disease looks promising

BY IN health & wellness, MCofNYC On 23-12-2016

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD Scientists have developed an accurate biochemical test that detects prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. If validated, it could lead to a valuable tool for pre-symptom diagnosis of the disease and [...]

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Detected in Cerebrospinal Fluid

BY IN health & wellness, MCofNYC On 21-12-2016

Researchers have discovered an early immune response in people with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. Immune cells of the brain become active years before the disease becomes apparent. Little is known about the role of the brain’s immune system [...]

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Stroke & Pregnancy

BY IN health & wellness On 07-11-2016

A new study reports younger higher risk of stroke than older pregnant women and non-pregnant women of the same age. Younger pregnant women, including the postpartum period up to six weeks after delivery, appeared to be at increased risk of stroke compared [...]

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Does Cannabis Help Seizures?

BY IN health & wellness On 23-10-2016

Evidence from laboratory studies, anecdotal reports, and small clinical studies from a number of years ago suggests that cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound of cannabis, could potentially be helpful in controlling seizures. However, there are conflicting reports in the literature. So [...]

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Perspective New Treatments in the Horizon for Traumatic Brain Injuries

BY IN health & wellness On 03-10-2016

Milos Cekic; Donald G. Stein Future Neurology. 2010;5(1):3746. Abstract and Background Abstract Traumatic brain injury is a significant clinical problem for which there is still no effective treatment. Recent laboratory and clinical data demonstrate a potentially beneficial role for neurosteroids, such [...]

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MRI Scans May Be Useful in Diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

BY IN health & wellness On 18-09-2016

Originally posted on neurosciencenews.com Summary: Researchers report MRI brain scans may be an early and easier way to diagnose CTE. Source: UCLA. UCLA doctors have found what may be an earlier and easier way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or [...]

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Alzheimer’s disease .. Senile Dementia

BY IN MCofNYC On 11-08-2016

Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia is the most common form of dementia in people aged 65 and over. This disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time. A patient’s symptoms may become [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

BY IN health & wellness, MCofNYC On 23-05-2016

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs after excessive inhalation of carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas, which is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is created by the incomplete combustion of organic matter.  It is often produced in homes by [...]

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Genes Link Stroke & Dementia

BY IN health & wellness On 27-04-2016

Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. Published online April 7 2016 doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(16)00102-2 The study, which appears in the journal Lancet Neurology, may [...]

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Asbestosis

BY IN health & wellness, MCofNYC On 11-04-2016

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a natural mineral product that’s resistant to heat and corrosion. Many years ago, it had widespread use in products such as insulation, cement and some floor tiles. [...]

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