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Traumatic Events that involved the threat of serious injury

Traumatic Events Involves Threat Of Serious Injury Or Death To Oneself

Traumatic Events; Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Congressman, decorated Iraq War veteran, and Democratic candidate for president, recently revealed that he has struggled with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. While PTSD is commonly associated with military veterans or and those who have experienced or witnessed a violent event, it is more common than many…

Brain Metastasis

Brain Metastasis Need Blood Vessels To Grow

Brain Metastasis; Research is currently pursuing several highly promising approaches in the fight against cancers that give rise to metastases in the brain. A high-level international symposium is currently taking place at MedUni Vienna to discuss new approaches to prevention and treatment. “Our aim must be to prevent brain metastasis from occurring in the first…

Homelessness are at higher risk for strokes

Homelessness Are At Higher Risk For Strokes At Younger Ages

Homelessness; In this study researcher find people who are homeless or who live in marginal housing where they are vulnerable to homelessness are at higher risk for strokes, even at younger ages, according to a new study. Researchers worked with 228 people who lived in substandard hotels in a low-income neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada, over…

Hidden consciousness detectable with EEG

Hidden Consciousness Was First Identified Over A Brain Injured Patient

Hidden Consciousness; Close analysis of EEG data reveals that nearly 1 in 7 brain injured ICU patients shows evidence of hidden consciousness just days after injury. Patients with such signs are more likely to recover, neurologists at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian have find. Machine learning technique In the study, the researchers use a machine learning…

Trauma

Different Picture Of Trauma Soldiers Experience From War

We usually think that trauma from war is relate to the fact that soldiers; have been under constant threat of death. New research shows a slightly different picture. The types of trauma that Norwegian soldiers were expose; to in Afghanistan greatly affect the psychological aftermath of their experiences. Psychologist Andreas Espetvedt Nordstrand and his research…

Medical Therapy options are available that reduce the serious consequences after cerebral stroke

Medical Therapy That Reduce Consequences After Cerebral Stroke

Medical Therapy; Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. This also promotes the regaining of motor functions; so researchers at the University of Zurich have shown in a mouse model. The study opens up new avenues for treatment. The Medical Therapy Each…

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative Disorders Happening In Person With Dementia

Neurodegenerative Disorders; Nearly 6% of athletes and non athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes…

People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke

Stroke Risk Can Be Increased By Long Work Hours

Stroke Risk is a devastating though largely preventable health condition. Long working hours (LWH) may be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In Japan, 60% of compensated Karoshi (death from over-work) cases died of stroke. A meta-analysis observed a dose-response relationship between LWH and stroke but did not adjust for other modifiable risk…

Brain Decline

People Brain With Multi Morbidity Scores Have Faster Brain Decline

People; Having arthritis, or diabetes, or heart disease can change a person’s life, getting in the way of daily activities and requiring special diets and medicines. As millions of Americans cope with just such a combination of conditions, a new approach to measuring what their lives are actually like has emerge. Multimorbidity scores can help…

blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre

Low THC Levels Not Linked To Increased Risk Of Car Crashes

Low THC Levels; Canadian drug-impaired driving laws penalize drivers found to have blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre. However, new research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increase risk of causing car crashes in…

Doctors

Doctors Decisions Receive Aggressive Treatments

Doctors Make Decisions; Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to a Rutgers study. The study, publish in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, is the first to examine if personal beliefs and attitudes of both patients; also…

Critical Care

Critical Care Doctors ‘Withdraw’ Life Support Patients With Brain Injury

Critical Care Doctors; Decisions to withdraw life support treatments in critically ill patients with severe brain injury are complicated, are based on many factors, and are usually made by critical care physicians and families in the intensive care unit. A study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides new understanding on the decision-making processes for this…