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Once again, the media got it wrong when it comes to nurses

A great deal is written about nursing, and the public can hear many mixed messages about nurses. On one hand, Gallup polls show nurses are voted the most trustworthy professionals. On the other hand, the public watches "Nurse Jackie," where nurses are rule-breaking mavericks...

source: By Keith Carlson
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A new decision tool can help reduce the number of children getting a head CT scan after blunt head trauma, researchers found. These traumas send about 2 million children to U.S. emergency departments each year, and clinicians may turn to head CTs to determine if the injuries...

source: AAP News

At their most dangerous, cancerous tumors cause disease in two ways: they grow and spread. New research published in Nature Communications shows that, in a severe childhood brain cancer called medulloblastoma, a single signaling pathway...

source: Scope

Visual hallucinations and other psychotic features in patients with Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies are not uncommon. In patients with PD, the phenomenon is, in large part, a consequence of pharmacotherapy, although other factors, such as strategically...

source: Neurology Times

Magnetic resonance imaging is a highly effective prognostic tool following traumatic brain injury, according to study data published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Specifically, MRI can detect lesion patterns predictive of poor...

source: Psychiatry Advisor

A stroke, which blocks blood flow or causes bleeding in the brain, can happen at any age. It’s a myth that only older adults have strokes. Stroke can happen to teenagers, children, newborns and unborn babies. The risk of stroke in children is 11 in 100,000 per year....

source: KRIS-TV

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing or dopaminergic neurons. Identifying the genes that underlie the loss of these neurons is important to understanding how the disease functions,...

source: Lehigh University


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