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Headbanging to Motörhead thought to have caused bleeding in the brain

Headbanging to Motörhead thought to have caused bleeding in the brain

A recent report in the Lancet describes the case of a man who developed bleeding in the brain after headbanging at a Motörhead concert. [More]
Mass spectrometry-based tool successfully used in brain cancer surgery

Mass spectrometry-based tool successfully used in brain cancer surgery

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study. [More]
Researchers identify new biomarker that predicts effectiveness of glioblastoma treatment

Researchers identify new biomarker that predicts effectiveness of glioblastoma treatment

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma - the most common form of primary brain cancer - will respond to chemotherapy. The findings are published in the July print issue of Oncotarget. [More]
Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

The latest issue of Seattle magazine names 36 physicians within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list. [More]
Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries on weekends are more likely to die

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries on weekends are more likely to die

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die than children getting the same kind of treatment during the week, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study. [More]
Research could help to reduce health care charges

Research could help to reduce health care charges

Recently published findings in Annals of Internal Medicine by Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University professor and chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, and colleagues could help to reduce health care charges while also protecting childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy. [More]
Covenant and Sartori medical centers deploy TRU-D SmartUVC superbug-slaying robot

Covenant and Sartori medical centers deploy TRU-D SmartUVC superbug-slaying robot

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo and Sartori Medical Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. [More]
Ethnic background of father can influence child's birthweight

Ethnic background of father can influence child's birthweight

A father's ethnic background can influence a child's birthweight, a new study has found. [More]
Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences the long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs, like cocaine and opioids, and the subsequent craving for these drugs of abuse. Loss of this type of neurotransmission creates changes in brains cells that resemble the changes caused by drug addiction. [More]
Foreign medical graduates face difficulties in obtaining residency positions in US, Canada

Foreign medical graduates face difficulties in obtaining residency positions in US, Canada

Foreign-trained physicians feel there are not enough residency positions for them in countries such as Canada and the United States and this information was not communicated to them before they emigrated, a new study has found. [More]
Research: TB infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated

Research: TB infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated

Tuberculosis infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated, new research suggests. [More]
Study questions whether health system, government policies can meet needs of people aging with HIV

Study questions whether health system, government policies can meet needs of people aging with HIV

As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs. [More]
Women are 10% more likely to use mental health services than men

Women are 10% more likely to use mental health services than men

Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new study from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). [More]
Key historical misconceptions hinder research and treatment for brain metastases

Key historical misconceptions hinder research and treatment for brain metastases

"Key historical misconceptions" are hindering progress in research and treatment for patients with cancer metastases to the brain, suggests a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. [More]
Good news for adults who suffer from insomnia

Good news for adults who suffer from insomnia

There's good news for the 30 per cent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia--difficulty falling asleep, waking up for prolonged periods during the night or unwanted early morning awakenings. [More]
Novel technology serves as "flight simulator" for neurosurgeons

Novel technology serves as "flight simulator" for neurosurgeons

NYU Langone Medical Center is now using a novel technology that serves as a "flight simulator" for neurosurgeons, allowing them to rehearse complicated brain surgeries before making an actual incision on a patient. [More]
Covidien launches Pipeline Flex embolization device at annual LINNC in Paris

Covidien launches Pipeline Flex embolization device at annual LINNC in Paris

Further strengthening its broad line of neurovascular products to treat unruptured brain aneurysms, Covidien plc announced the European launch of its Pipeline™ Flex embolization device at the annual Live Interventional Neuroradiology & Neurosurgery Course (LINNC), held in Paris June 23-25. This next-generation flow diversion device received CE Mark earlier this year. [More]
Osteoarthritis may be treated with stem cell mobilization therapy

Osteoarthritis may be treated with stem cell mobilization therapy

Researchers in Taiwan have found that peripheral blood stem cells can be "mobilized" by injection of a special preparation of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) into rats that modeled osteoarthritis (OA). [More]
Neurosurgeons implant new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures

Neurosurgeons implant new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures

On June 18, neurosurgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham implanted a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy. [More]
New mobile app can measure respiratory rate in children 6 times faster than manual method

New mobile app can measure respiratory rate in children 6 times faster than manual method

A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method. [More]