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In Some Cases, COVID-19 May Harm the Brain

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The woman worked in the airlines industry and was in her late 50s. She arrived at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit with a cough, fever and mental confusion that had arisen over the prior three days. …

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Berries Boost Brain Function – MedicineNet

Shaky Amount of Iodine in U.S. Salt

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News Eating Berries May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss By Jennifer WarnerWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD March 9, 2012 — Making berries a part of your daily diet may help keep your memory sharp, a new review shows. The review …

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Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

News Picture: Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” New research suggests that a love of Shakespeare’s sonnets, a Japanese haiku, a Welsh poem — or any other poetry — might be “hardwired” into the human brain. “It is the first time that we …

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Brain ‘Pacemaker’ May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Anorexia

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Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — For people suffering from severe, tough-to-treat anorexia, having a biological “pacemaker” implanted in their brain may help ease the disorder, a small new study suggests. The researchers noted that anorexia is the psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality …

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Brain May Treat Wheelchair as Part of the Body

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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — The brains of disabled people adjust to a wheelchair and treat it as an extension of their body, essentially replacing limbs that don’t function properly anymore, new research suggests. The findings provide more insight into how the brain compensates when …

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Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players, Brain Scans Suggest

News Picture: Violent Video Games May Not

Latest Mental Health News By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young men who play violent video games the most — at least two hours a day — don’t appear to become desensitized to violence or to lose the ability to feel empathy, a …

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A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

Anxiety is a strange beast. As a psychiatrist, I have learned that anxiety and its close cousin, panic, are both born from fear. As a behavioral neuroscientist, I know that fear’s main evolutionary function is helping us survive. In fact, fear is the oldest survival mechanism we have. Fear helps …

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Implanted Brain Pacemaker Treats Depression

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Patients Improved With Experimental Implant After Antidepressants Failed By Salynn Boyles WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 March 2, 2005 — A “pacemaker” implanted in the brain appears to help severely depressed patients who don’t respond to other treatments. In a small …

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High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85

News Picture: High Cholesterol Tied to <i>Better</i> Brain Health in Those Over 85

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly. People aged 85 to 94 with good brain function whose cholesterol was above normal had a …

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Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer’s Return

Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer's Return

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Temozolomide, a standard treatment for brain cancer, may boost the aggressiveness of surviving cancer cells, making tumor recurrence more likely, a new study suggests. The research team, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, have identified cells in …

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