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After getting support from dogs and humans around the world, young girl with brain cancer dies

4 hours ago   |   NBC News

Her family had asked people to send little Emma pictures of their dogs to comfort her as she battled cancer.
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E-meditation: Coupling cutting-edge brain stimulation with mindfulness

4 hours ago   |   News Medical

We live in a society plagued by burnout. Our hyper-connectivity, sustained through the pulse of WiFi, leaves little room for quiet. This constant stimulation can cause stress...
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New glassy carbon electrode makes deep brain stimulation safer for patients

5 hours ago   |   News Medical

Imagine having an electrode embedded in your brain in a surgical procedure that involves drilling holes in your skull to implant it. Now imagine going through an MRI scan for...
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What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

5 hours ago   |   Web MD   |   2 articles

Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children.
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How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed

8 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function.
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The Brain Benefits of Reading and Writing

9 hours ago   |   NY Times

People who never learned to read and write may be at increased risk for dementia.
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Boy, 8, with degenerative brain disease has X-Factor winner Sam Bailey fly to play for him

Boy, 8, with degenerative brain disease has X-Factor winner Sam Bailey fly to play for him

9 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Bailey Nixon, eight, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has been given just weeks to live. His mother, desperate to bring some joy to her son in his final days, appealed for...
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The MIND Diet for Better Brain Health

11 hours ago   |   UPMC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5 million Americans ages 65 and older have dementia, an umbrella term for impairments in memory, thinking, or...
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Don't use an app for that: Using a smartphone app to diagnose concussions due to sports injuries may cause more harm than good, warn experts

Don't use an app for that: Using a smartphone app to diagnose concussions due to sports injuries may cause more harm than good, warn experts

11 hours ago   |   Natural News

Smartphone users might have seen some apps that can supposedly diagnose concussions and other head injuries from sports. But experts warn that those unapproved apps might only...
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Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure

11 hours ago   |   Healio

Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography is a noninvasive, quick and easy method to help diagnose increased intracranial pressure, according to findings published in the Annals of...
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Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system...

Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system is 'success'

Three leading NHS hospitals have pioneered technology which monitors patients' vital signs and automatically triggers an alert to doctors if sepsis is suspected. Read more ...

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children. Read more ...

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. Read more ...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also protect against flu

A new study found that the high-fat, low-carb diet activates the release of immune system cells that trap the virus before it spreads. Read more ...

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher intakes of lutein during pregnancy are associated with better behavior regulation in the children at mid-childhood, suggests a new study from Tufts University and... Read more ...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce illicit opioid use

A new study from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use has found that daily cannabis users were 50% less likely to use illicit opioids, such as heroin, to manage their... Read more ...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the Floor!

A strong core isn't just about looking lean. I need it to run fast, lift heavy, and effortlessly hold a handstand. This is the 10-minute ab workout I've been doing a few nights... Read more ...

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

A consumer reported finding a small bit of what looked like red plastic in their cup of cottage cheese. Five more people reported the same but no injuries have occurred... Read more ...

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

A little over half of US teens are up-to-date on HPV vaccinations that prevent 90% of anal cancer cases, but rates are rising among older Americans University of Texas... Read more ...

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression... Read more ...