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Diagnosis and treatment of 'killer' headaches

Headaches are a billion-dollar industry — that is, $1 billion is spent every year on brain scans for individuals who suffer with a headache. And these brain scans are not just for those who suffer with chronic migraines, but also for those with "routine" headaches....

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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Thanks to a new invention, we're finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans.

source: The Daily Beast

Damaged nerves could be reprogrammed and even regenerated with chemical and genetic treatments, a pair of new discoveries suggest. These findings suggest future therapies could help repair nerve damage after people suffer spinal cord injury or brain trauma, researchers said.

source: Live Science

A study was undertaken to investigate the effects of antispastic drugs baclofen and tizanidine on reflexes and volitional tasks. Reflex and strength were measured before and after the administration of a single dose of each intervention agent.

source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

When oxygenated blood needs to squeeze through a narrowed space to get to the brain — a condition called asymptomatic carotid stenosis — mental performance may suffer, even in the absence of stroke, a new study suggests....

source: Los Angeles Times

A UCLA-led study demonstrates that hospitals participating in the "Target: Stroke" national quality-improvement program have markedly increased the speed with which they treat stroke patients with tissue plasminogen activator. The...

source: UCLA via The Medical News

People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests. The study included 204 patients...

source: HealthDay News


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