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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    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
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    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 chickensStudy: 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 CarePatients’ 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
  • The re-animators: How scientists are bringing people back from the ... - Popular Science
    ... just minutes without a heartbeat, brain cells ... What if you could induce a near-death state in ... would be the slowing down or the ...
    06/21/2016 - 2:15 pm | View Link
  • "Civil War II" Tears Alliances Apart in Marvel Comics' September ... - Comic Book Resources
    Pipeline The Power of Superman, Beyond Death and Rebirth The Mission ... • Doc Ock has been trapped in the body of The Living Brain since the ...
    06/21/2016 - 12:21 pm | View Link
  • How Scientists Are Bringing People Back From The Dead - Popular Science
    ... just minutes without a heartbeat, brain cells ... What if you could induce a near-death state in ... would be the slowing down or the ...
    06/21/2016 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • OPNT: Initiating Coverage of Opiant Pharmaceuticals: Developing ... - Yahoo! Finance
    ... cell surface receptors found in the brain, central ... Suddenly stopping cocaine use results in ... include cardiac abnormalities, stroke, ...
    06/20/2016 - 3:35 pm | View Link
  • From Columbine to Orlando, medics grapple with how best to stop the ... - Washington Post
    ... out through arteries to feed the brain and the ... Death takes less than five minutes. ... arterial bleeding and can cause damage by stopping ...
    06/20/2016 - 2:45 pm | View Link
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  • Girl at center of ‘brain death’ controversy dies before Nevada hearing
    But in November, the Nevada Supreme Court overturned that decision in favor of Aden's father's request for a hearing on whether the American Association of Neurology's brain death guidelines ... damage to brain cells. "By stopping the ventilator and ...
    01/6/2016 - 11:24 pm | View Link
  • A Brain Death Dilemma: When Apnea Testing Isn't Possible
    She met all components for the determination of brain death except for a positive apnea test result. This element of the guidelines could not be performed because the child was on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and stopping it would ...
    12/9/2014 - 3:22 am | View Link
  • Bioethicist: Girl's tragic case can't change reality of brain death
    Who decides when to pull the plug when a person is pronounced brain dead ... the family might say, death is a clear line beyond which treatment need not and should not continue. So why are we hearing so much dispute about stopping the technology that ...
    12/18/2013 - 11:10 pm | View Link
  • Usher's stepson: Brain death explained
    The very public declaration of Usher Raymond’s stepson as brain dead highlights a little understood concept: death is not just defined as the ... The family then has to choose between continuing care as is, stopping the machines and medications that ...
    07/10/2012 - 1:50 am | View Link
  • Brain stem death:... "Brain death" and "brain stem death"
    Brain stem death: managing care when accepted medical guidelines and religious beliefs are in conflictConsideration and compromise are possibleCommentary: Delay in stopping treatment can become unreasonable and unfair
    10/28/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Brain Activity After Death -- Natural Health Blog
    With regards to near death experiences, Is consciousness a function of the seemingly inert brain, or does it reside somewhere outside of the "vital functions of the ...
    06/20/2016 - 4:40 pm | View Website
  • LifePoint :: Donation Facts :: Brain Death Donation
    Home > Donation Facts > Brain Death Donation : Brain Death Donation. LifePoint works closely with more than 60 hospitals within South Carolina. Those hospitals ...
    06/19/2016 - 8:16 pm | View Website
  • How Long Do You Live After Stopping Dialysis | Is death ...
    My dad lived 19 days after stopping dialysis. He was not in any pain or physical discomfort during that time. Every One’s Situation is Different
    06/19/2016 - 4:20 pm | View Website
  • Brain Death
    The diagnosis of brain death is defined as "death based on the absence of all neurologic function." Families who have had a loved one declared brain dead may have ...
    06/17/2016 - 9:20 am | View Website
  • 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.
    06/16/2016 - 11:04 pm | View Website
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