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Age is one of the biggest misconceptions about stroke

It’s National Stroke Awareness Month and one of the biggest misconceptions about stroke is that it only happens to the elderly. While age is one of the risk factors and your chance for a stroke increases with age, anyone can have a stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Every 40 […]

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The auditory system tracks moving sounds

The brain’s auditory system tracks the speed and location of moving sounds in the same way the visual system tracks moving objects. The study recently published in eNeuro lays the groundwork for more detailed research on how humans hear in dynamic environments. People who use hearing aids have trouble discriminating sounds in busy environments. Understanding […]

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Sorting folklore from fact on the health benefits of garlic

Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease—not to mention vampires and werewolves. But does it really ward off as many health ills as its reputation suggests? “That might be a stretch,” said Kristina Petersen, an assistant professor in the department of nutritional sciences […]

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Prevalence of migraine, severe headache up for adults with IBD

Adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher prevalence of migraine or severe headache, according to a study published online March 23 in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. Yong Liu, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from 60,436 U.S. adults aged […]

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Microglia, Stockholm syndrome and miraculous cures in glioblastoma patients

Despite access to some of the best possible medical care in the world, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy both died within 18 months of their diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While this deadly outcome typifies the nature of this disease, some glioblastoma patients see exceptional benefits from chemotherapy and survive […]

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Researchers identify ‘instigator’ gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, and advance disease. By combining clinical expertise, brain tissue samples, pathology expertise and artificial intelligence, the team clarified and validated the relevance of the gene to […]