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
  • Afton’s Birth Story: Part One
    Another decision, another death. They gave Bjork and I a minute alone ... and starting an aggressive IV of magnesium to protect Afton’s brain. They gave me a vial of a some kind of borderline radioactive juice to prevent me from throwing up and choking ...
    04/25/2017 - 11:03 pm | View Link
  • The CDC’s Newest Research Proves Mercury in Vaccines Unsafe
    These episodes resulted in maladies ranging from basic tissue injury to heart and brain injury and even death. Derban reported in 1974 on 144 cases of mercury poisoning from the use of ethylmercury fungicide on a southern Ghana state farm. Multiple other ...
    04/25/2017 - 12:14 pm | View Link
  • When People See How Well I Snowboard After My Brain Injury
    My brain, the thing with which I made my living, had been totaled. My entire life up to that point had been focused on intellect, on reading and writing, on analyzing, on educating others. The doctor’s words were nothing short of a death sentence.
    04/25/2017 - 11:45 am | View Link
  • 15 Moms And Babies You Won’t Believe Cheated Death
    Death comes for all of us at some point ... The then 25-year-old fell over 50 feet and sustained multiple injuries including a punctured lung, bleeding on the brain, a shattered pelvis and broken vertebra. Following the accident, Wigfull was told by ...
    04/25/2017 - 11:34 am | View Link
  • Top 10 Human Remains You Can Visit Around The World
    Scientists were interested in examining Albert Einstein’s brain after his death because he was revered as one of the most intelligent people in history. Just before his cremation, his brain was removed by Dr. Thomas Harvey so that it could be tested for ...
    04/22/2017 - 11:02 pm | View Link
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  • Topiramate | Epilepsy Foundation
    Follow your doctor's directions. Call if you have any questions. Usually, your doctor will tell you to start by taking one 25-milligram tablet two times each day.
    04/24/2017 - 7:39 pm | View Website
  • On "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
    John T. Ogilvie. The visible sign of the poet's preoccupation--the word is not too strong--is the recurrent image, particularly in his earlier work, of dark woods and ...
    04/24/2017 - 2:50 am | View Website
  • Understanding Brain Death and Organ Donation | Finger ...
    Brain death is the total and irreversible loss of all brain function and the circumstance under which the donation of vital organs most commonly takes place.
    04/23/2017 - 12:06 am | View Website
  • How Brain Death Works
    The brain can survive for up to six minutes after the heart stops. Afterward brain death results when the entire brain, including the brain stem, has irreversibly ...
    04/22/2017 - 6:27 am | View Website
  • Coma vs. Brain Death
    Coma vs. Brain Death - Brain death means no recovery. Find out about the injured brain, comas vs. brain death, the checklist for confirming brain death and organ ...
    04/22/2017 - 2:59 am | View Website
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