Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams syndrome

Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about one in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and extreme friendliness, or hypersociability. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have garnered new insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie this hypersociability. They found that loss of one of the […]

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Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Approximately one in five individuals may develop mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry. Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder […]

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These four symptoms indicate prostate cancer

What are the symptoms that indicate a change in the prostate? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Every year, around 60,000 new cases occur. According to information of the German cancer society every fourth Tumor in men develops in the prostate. Approximately 10 percent of the cases end fatally. Thus, the prostate cancer, together with lung and […]

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A possible blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms show

A team of researchers from Australia, the U.K. and Sweden has found a possible method to test blood samples for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their testing system and its performance. As medical scientists continue to search for ways to prevent people from developing Alzheimer’s disease, they also […]

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Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. Dr. Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, says existing research has been unable to definitively establish if […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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Ex-NFL cheerleader diagnoses own rare condition after symptoms dismissed

Ex-cheerleader diagnoses her own baffling medical condition Danielle Goldsmith, a former St. Louis Rams cheerleader, urges the public to do their own research after she solved her own strange illness which had stumped her doctors. A former NFL cheerleader is urging others to be vigilant about their health after she claims her chest pain and shortness of breath were repeatedly dismissed […]

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History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault and current symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated with an increased risk for menopause symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and colleagues […]

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Stage 4 pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and survival rates

According to research from 2015, about 53 percent of people with pancreatic cancer receive a diagnosis when the cancer is in stage 4. Treatment aims to prolong life and manage pain and other symptoms. In this article, we describe the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and outline the treatment options when the cancer is in stage 4. What is stage 4 […]

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