Tag: brain

You are not who you think you are

You may think you understand the difference between seeing something and imagining it. When you see something it’s really there; when you imagine it, you...

New Investigational Helmet Device Shrinks Glioblastoma

A case report describes a novel helmet device that generates a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field and that shrunk a glioblastoma tumor by about a third....

Walking Speed Following Stroke a Good Predictor of Recovery?

Walking speed after stroke may help predict which patients will show greater post-rehab improvement in their ability to simultaneously walk and perform a second task,...

Profound Brain Changes Found in Patients Who Died of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The most comprehensive molecular study to date of brain tissue from...

Key Driver of Fish Oil’s Antidepressant Effects Revealed

A key molecular mechanism underpinning the anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and neuroprotective effects of omega-3 fatty acids has been identified.   In findings that could lead to...

Noted Ability of Mozart’s Music to Reduce Seizures Explained?

Listening to Mozart has a notable impact on seizure reduction in patients with epilepsy —  and now researchers believe they know why, new research suggests....

Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Sleep disorders among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are independently associated with an increased risk for dementia, new research suggests. Results of a large...

Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars

The piercing sound was so loud that night it awoke the official assigned to the US embassy in Cuba who was trying to sleep at...

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP?

Patients with mild stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) had a greater benefit from dual antiplatelet therapy if their blood pressure was lower at...

‘Mind-Reading’ Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate...

Novel Drug Offers Rapid Relief From Agitation in Serious Mental Illness

An investigational, orally dissolving film formulation of dexmedetomidine (BXCL501, BioXcel Therapeutics) may offer rapid relief from acute agitation related to schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (BD),...

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according...

Motor Abnormalities a Harbinger of Serious Mental Illness?

Motor problems in children may be a harbinger of serious mental illness, new research suggests. Investigators found that motor abnormalities were twice as common among...

Regular Coffee Drinking Tied to Functional Brain Changes

Drinking coffee on a regular basis appears to enhance concentration and improve motor control and alertness by inducing functional and connectivity changes in the brain,...

Brain Injuries Raise Long-Term Risk of Stroke

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significantly higher risk for...

Women More Prone to Concussion’s Long-Term Harms

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and...

Clear Link Between AZ Vaccine and Rare Blood Clots in Brain, EMA Official Tells Paper

ROME (Reuters) – There is a link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still...

Zombie Genes Spur Brain Cells to Grow After Death

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When people die some cells in their brains go on for hours, even getting...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors

Children who have been treated for brain tumors often experience significant weight gain, and new findings suggest that this could be a sign of hypothalamic-pituitary...

Your Eyes May Signal Your Risk for Stroke, Dementia

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your eyes may be a window into the health of your brain, a...

Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified

An anti-seizure medication appears to reduce anhedonia in patients with depression via a novel mechanism that may offer a new therapeutic target for the disorder,...

Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although...

Sleep Issues a Long-Term Effect of Concussions

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Concussions can increase the long-term risk of a wide range of sleep disorders, a...

Do Antidepressants Increase Risk of Brain Bleeds?

Contrary to previous findings, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are not associated with an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), results of a large observational...