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Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brain surgery’s pretty serious, but someday patients may laugh their way through it. A young woman with epilepsy who was undergoing surgery at Emory University in Atlanta did just that, even cracking jokes during her procedure, according to a new study. Neuroscientists at Emory School […]

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Women’s Brains May Be More ‘Age-Resistant’ Than Men’s

Women’s Brains May Be More ‘Age-Resistant’ Than Men’s

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Boys will be boys” goes the old saying, but girls might have the last laugh. It turns out that female brains tend to age more slowly, researchers report. On average, women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than those […]

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Health Tip: Take Breaks to Recharge

Health Tip: Take Breaks to Recharge

(HealthDay News) — Toiling straight through the work day isn’t good for your mind or your body, the American Psychological Association says. Latest Mental Health News The association recommends taking regular breaks to refuel and help alleviate stress. Here are its suggestions for including regular breaks during your day: Take short “microbreaks” by stretching, daydreaming, […]

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Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kale Hyder was an active teenager and basketball player when a mysterious polio-like illness struck. The 6-foot-2 youth from Davenport, Iowa, woke up with a stiff neck in June 2015 at age 15. Within weeks he was paralyzed from the […]

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Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “140/90” had long been the line in the sand for getting high blood pressure under control. But in 2017, leading medical organizations lowered the definitions of normal, elevated and high blood pressure with the idea that starting treatment at […]

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Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could the inflammation that drives psoriasis and other immune-linked illnesses be a major player in heart disease? In a new study, certain psoriasis drugs appeared to help to keep arteries clear, suggesting such a link. “Classically a heart attack is caused by one of five […]