Tag: "brain" at medical news
Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
...Sweden suggests that there is an increased risk of brain
cancer in the areas of highest exposure in patient...ave been previously documented as risk factors for brain
tumors. Their results read as “An increased risk was only found for ipsilateral exposure in the anat...
Vaccine to quit smoking?
...periments, the vaccine was effective in preventing brain
distribution of nicotine. For India? We need a Beedi Vaccine!...
Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
...l may be causing a fall in serotonin levels in the brain
leading to depression or aggressive behavior. More research is required before firm conclusions can be derived from this news....
Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists
...for an understanding of the normal function of the brain
and have resulted in the development of new drugs and anti-depressants like Prozac. The studies have also helped in better understanding of Parkinsons disease....
Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
... ruptures and prevents blood flow to the heart and brain
and causes paralysis....
Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
...ha-synuclein, is one of the building blocks of the brain
lesions characteristic in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Oxidative damage, normally occurs when the body's cells are overwhelmed by molecules that have changed because they have combined with nitrogen (nitration) or oxygen (oxidation). Bo...
Brain death – How to cope with it
...ve consent to the medical staff attending on these brain
dead patients to stop life support- thereby accept...and breathing with the help of a ventilator can be brain
dead, despite explanations from medical staff. However by witnessing tests to confirm that the patie...
Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner
...nd of Dementia, where there is degeneration of the brain
tissue, might at last have the much awaited miracle cure round the corner. A vaccine made headlines sometime ago, as being efficient in reducing plaque formation in mice, which is characteristic of Alzheimer’s. Latest reports say that it also improv...
Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
...to cell phone users who are said to have developed brain
tumours after using the instruments made by Verizo... failed to prove that cell phone usage could cause brain
tumours. Analysts are quick to point out that though there is no evidence as yet linking cell phone ...
“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr
...e detector test) with ease. The new method employs brain
waves, which are useful in detecting whether the p...illingly suppresses the necessary information, the brain
wave is sure to trap him, according to the experts, who are very excited about the new kid on the bl...
Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children
...ypoxic (starved of oxygen) that they were declared brain
dead and life support withdrawn later. While for many the season of festivals is the time to really unwind and enjoy, for an unfortunate few this becomes the dreaded period of the year where they fight for their lives against the killer respiratory...
Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas
...op antibodies against the protein, which sweep the brain
clean of the plagues. Mice given the test vaccine developed fewer protein deposits in their brains compared with unvaccinated animals. These results are reported in Nature. Whether the protein deposits actually cause dementia in people is somethi...
Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
... spray might overcome a major obstacle to treating brain
ailments such as strokes according to researchers....breach the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain
from foreign substances, including drugs. Senior investigator Dr. William H. Frey II said that his ...
Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.
...ffers a stroke. How these cells rewire the damaged brain
cells is still unclear but this breakthrough is sure to change the treatment of stroke victims in a big way....
Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery
.... Chow to operate on the wrong side of a patient’s brain
to remove a life-threatening clot. The unfortunat...ive surgery was conducted on the right side of the brain
to remove the clot. The faux pas occurred as a result of Walsh’s CT scan being placed backward on th...
Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors
WE are seeing the first signs of a reverse brain
drain in the healthcaresector, which is expected to only grow over time. The emergence of moderncorporate and investorowned hospitals in the country is steadily luring moreand more NRI doctors back to home turf. And unlike other sectors, where compen...
Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
...a, lymphoma, liver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, brain
cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer.Of the drugs in development, 17 are waiting for Food and Drug Administrationapproval (FDA). Thanks in large part to medicines developed in the pastdecade, cancer deaths are on the decline. But cancer is still...
The brain loves a surprise
...ia, have opined after an exhaustive study that the brain
loves a surprise. The study was conducted on 25 men and women and studied their responses to different stimuli. Dr. Gregory S Berns of Emory University led the study. The fact that some people rely on an orderly routine, while others thrive on never ...
Avoid sudden death by quick cooling
...e heart a rest by cooling the organ along with the brain
before restarting it, so that the heart's cells can direct their energies toward repairing themselves rather than being required to start pumping blood right away. At the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, Becker and his colleagues ar...
Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase
...untingtin' which is responsible for destroying the brain
tissue. Researchers have believed the mutation so...F), which is essential for maintaining the type of brain
cells that die off in patients with Huntington's. It is this patients' mutated huntingtin protein th...
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