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The Best Exercises for Brain Health

The Best Exercises for Brain Health

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans […]

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What to know about EEG tests

What to know about EEG tests

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that helps doctors diagnose problems with the brain’s electrical activity, such as seizures. An EEG test uses a special cap with electrodes to detect the electrical activity of the brain. The EEG test is one of the best diagnostic tools for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Doctors may […]

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Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)

Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)

Medically Reviewed on 5/15/2019 References SOURCE: United States. National Institutes of Health. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. “Inclusion body myositis.” May 1, 2019. <https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/3896/inclusion-body-myositis>

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How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

Researchers from Stanford University in California have found that extensive exposure to video games, such as Pokémon, during childhood activates certain regions of the brain. A recent study used Pokémon to inform neuroscience. Pokémon is a media franchise that dates back to 1995. It involves fictional creatures called “Pokémon.” Players have to catch and train […]

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Exploring spider venom&#8217;s dual attack

Exploring spider venom’s dual attack

Spider venom research has so far focused on a relatively narrow area. Now, a group of scientists in Switzerland has dug a little deeper to find out exactly how deadly it is. Could the secrets of spider venom help design new drugs? Animal venom has long been used in medicine. While the industry used to […]

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Study finds evidence of &#8216;clear relationship&#8217; between appendectomy and Parkinson&#8217;s

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Is there a link between having an appendectomy and developing Parkinson’s disease? The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or […]

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Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All it takes is two hours of training to save a life after a severe head injury, researchers say. A new study reports that training first responders in emergency treatment guidelines for severe head injuries does improve chances of survival. The guidelines for pre-hospital care […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC […]