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Brain Disease

Air Pollution Leaves Significant Traces Of Magnetic Metals In Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.07.2016 | Science

Magnetic iron nanoparticles found in traffic fumes may be able to enter the brain, according to a new study that found these particles were abundant i...

HR 2646: The Families Of The 4 Percent Speak Out

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

HR 2646 is a bipartisan bill, first proposed by Congressman Tim Murphy (R) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D). Murphy is a clinical psychologist and Johnson is a psychiatric nurse. HR 2646 is designed to help "families of the 4 percent," a title given by Congress denoting families suffering from severe mental illness that often includes psychosis.

Why Compassion Matters

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 05.09.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Doctors rarely cure diseases, he added. For the most part, they manage them. He told my students that being a good physician means helping patients navigate illness.

Hibernating Animals Might Provide Clues For Fighting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

What does animal hibernation have to do with Alzheimer's? More than you might think. According to new research, the way that critters wake up from a l...

18 Patients May Have Been Exposed To A Fatal Brain Disease

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Colleen Jenkins and Marina Lopes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Eighteen neurological patients in North Carolina ...

Busted! Most In U.S. Believe In Brain Disease Myths

Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/25/2013 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Nearly two-thirds of Americans mistakenly believe that human...

Science + Love = Hope

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last weekend I spent two days in the Napa Valley where $2.8 million dollars were raised by the fierce advocates for curing all brain disorders, Garen Staglin and Patrick Kennedy. They co-found One Mind for Research which aspires to end brain disease.

Retooling Brain-Care With Low-Cost Technology

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Alvaro Fernandez

If we are to meet a massive and growing need, we'll need to disrupt today's status quo in which research is based on small and fragmented clinical trials, and where active brain care is often left for patients whose problems have grown until it is too difficult to manage them.

Glenn Close: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Illness Now

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

With all of the incredible advances in care for mental illness, there is a huge roadblock between people and the treatment they need: the stigma and shame that pervade our culture regarding mental illness.

Preventing Degenerative Brain Disease in Our Children

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Wojcicki

If the experts in traumatic brain injury think there's value in using genotyping to gauge the risks of high-impact sports for their own children, as noted by the authors in a recent research paper, it must be of value to others, too.