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Electric Scalp Device Prolongs Survival in Deadly Brain Cancer

A device attached to a patient’s scalp that delivers a continuous dose of low-intensity electric fields improves survival and slows the growth of a deadly brain tumor, according to a new clinical trial led by a Northwestern Medicine scientist and published Dec. 19 in the journal JAMA.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network, NCCN, JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Brain Metastases, metastatic brain tumors, Radiotherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, SRS, RT, Radiation Oncolgy, Neurosurgery

Study Finds Growing Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Management of Brain Metastases

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A new study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network highlights the need to improve access to stereotactic radiosurgery following radiotherapy to treat brain metastases for minority and lower-income populations.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Michael Fox, Richard Darby

Can Brain Lesions Contribute to Criminal Behavior?

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that lesions to brain areas in individuals exhibiting criminal behavior all fall within a particular brain network involved in moral decision-making.

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Stroke, Brain Infarction, Patient Discharge, Rehabilitation, Transitional Care, Discharge Assessment, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

For Stroke Patients, Rating Scales Predict Discharge Destination

Stroke survivors with higher scores on widely used outcome measures are more likely to be discharged home from the hospital, while those with lower scores are more likely to go to a rehabilitation or nursing care facility, reports a paper in the January issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Cavernous Angioma, Cerebral Cavernous Malformation, Dr. Flemming, Dr. Lanzino, Medical Research

Mayo Clinic Named Center of Excellence for Cavernous Malformation Treatment, Research

Mayo Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by Angioma Alliance for treatment and research into cerebral cavernous angiomas.

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Irving Reti, Electroconvulsive Therapy, ECT, Brain, Neuron, Narp

How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Experiments

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In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) rapidly relieves severe depression in mammals, presumably including people. The molecular changes allow more communication between neurons in a specific part of the brain also known to respond to antidepressant drugs.

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Six Tips to Survive Holiday Stress

how to cope with stress over the holiday month.

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Temple Hospital , Temple University, University, Canola Oil, Alzheimber's Disease, Alzheimer, Research, Study, North Philadelphia, Temple Health, Philly, Philadelphia

Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory and Learning Ability in Alzheimer's Disease, Temple Researchers Report

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Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health.

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Bipolar Disorder, Stem Cells, Manic Depression, Mental Health, longitudinal studies , bipolar

After Searching 12 Years for Bipolar Disorder’s Cause, Team Concludes It Has Many

Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a team of scientists has an answer – or rather, seven answers.

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How to Handle Anxious Kids. Is It Normal or Should You Be Concerned?







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