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Article ID: 697413

Aphasia: A Disruption in Communication

LifeBridge Health

Most people who are familiar with the term associate it with stroke (i.e., brain damage caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain). But aphasia, an impairment of language, is not always caused by stroke.

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Article ID: 697135

Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with ADHD

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 to 22, 2018. ADHD is a brain disorder that affects attention and behavior.

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Article ID: 697302

Scientists Create Nano-Size Packets of Genetic Code Aimed at Brain Cancer ‘Seed’ Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a “proof of concept” study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to target cancer stem cells, a kind of cellular “seed” that produces countless progeny and is a relentless barrier to ridding the brain of malignant cells.

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Practice Imperfect: Repeated Cognitive Testing Can Obscure Early Signs of Dementia

University of California San Diego Health

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis and treatment. In a paper in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, researchers led by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that repeated testing of middle-age men produced a “practice effect” which obscured true cognitive decline and delayed detection of MCI.

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Article ID: 697137

Soccer Headers May Be Linked to Balance Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 20 to 22, 2018.

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697268

Youth Villages Names New Chairman of the Board

Youth Villages

James “Jimmy” D. Lackie has been named chairman of the board of directors of Youth Villages, the national nonprofit organization headquartered in Memphis.

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11-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697251

Living in Areas with Less Sun May Increase Your Risk of OCD

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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10-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697246

The ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer’s: Scientists ID genesis of disease, focus efforts on shape-shifting tau

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.

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10-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697227

National Network of Indian Depression Centers Partners with U.S. Depression Centers Network

Loyola University Health System

The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) has joined forces with the National Network of Depression Centers India (NNDC– I) to help people who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders in India.

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10-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697143

Study: Multivitamins Do Not Prevent Strokes, Heart Attacks or Cardiovascular Disease Deaths

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A new study led by University of Alabama at Birmingham Researchers shows that multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.

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9-Jul-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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