Stopping Brain Death Breakthrough

Brain Death

The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug has been raised by UK researchers.

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  • Cancer Physicians Attack High Drug Costs
    More than 100 cancer specialists have banded together to persuade pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down, suggesting that the high prices for medicine needed to keep someone alive is profiteering. More
  • Swedish police find drugs on Bieber tour bus
    The latest chapter in Justin Bieber's European tour escapade was added Thursday when Swedish police said they had found drugs and a stun gun on the pop singer's bus. Lars Bystrom, spokesman for the Stockholm police, told The Associated Press a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were discovered during a search of the bus, which had been parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • Patients’ Genes Seen as Future of Cancer Care
    Major academic medical centers in New York and around the country are spending and recruiting heavily in what has become an arms race within the war on cancer. The investments are based on the belief that the medical establishment is moving toward the routine sequencing of every patient’s genome in the quest for “precision medicine,” a course for prevention and treatment based on the special, even unique characteristics of the patient’s genes. More
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • Tragic faces of the deadly US flu outbreak
    His brain swelled past the point of no return ... The medical examiner in Virginia is investigating Baynes’ death but if confirmed to be flu-related, he will be the first child to die of the illness in the state this year, WTVR reported.
    02/21/2018 - 12:10 am | View Link
  • Wade’s struggle with addiction mirrors that of others
    Could his death, which cut a promising life so short ... His parents also believe the accident may have resulted in a brain injury, but they were never sure. “Something changed when he broke his neck,” Imo said. Though Jacob Wade fully recovered ...
    02/20/2018 - 10:39 pm | View Link
  • Full transcript: Code Media attendees share their tech addiction advice on Too Embarrassed to Ask
    I don’t know. You know, obviously cigarettes are very clearly related to your health — and death, essentially. And they had to put those warnings on them, but there could be some things happening with your brain, with all these things. I think there are.
    02/20/2018 - 8:27 pm | View Link
  • Community News For The West Hartford Edition
    Carbon monoxide quickly gets into the bloodstream, where it replaces oxygen. If not treated quickly, it can cause brain damage and death. If you think you may have carbon monoxide poisoning, get people and pets out of the house immediately. Once outside ...
    02/20/2018 - 4:24 pm | View Link
  • The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters
    His parents had called the police after seeing postings on his Facebook page that praised the Columbine shooters, referred to imminent death and destruction at his ... she had implanted a microchip in his brain. But the young man who had written about ...
    02/20/2018 - 10:17 am | View Link
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  • Brain Death and Technological Change:
    As we learn to repair brain injuries, we will no longer be able to use the traditional brain death definitions.
    02/19/2018 - 4:14 am | View Website
  • Archaic Medical Terms English List S
    Get the CD, Book or Download the Glossary. English Glossary of Causes of Death and other Archaic Medical Terms
    02/17/2018 - 1:56 pm | View Website
  • The Molecular Repair of the Brain
    Determining when "a permanent cessation of all vital functions" has occurred is not easy. Historically, premature declarations of death and subsequent burial alive ...
    02/15/2018 - 9:15 pm | View Website
  • Groundbreaking Study Proves Consciousness Survives After Death reports: It had been believed the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart had stopped pumping blood around the body, and that with that ...
    02/15/2018 - 12:01 am | View Website
  • Death | Define Death at
    Death definition, the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. See more.
    02/14/2018 - 7:40 am | View Website
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