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    Local Students to Participate in County's 2015 Consumer Bowl - TAPinto.net
      TAPinto.net ... only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout the body non-invasively. CyberKnife is designed to deliver radiation to tumors anywhere in the body, including the brain, spine, lung, prost ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Column: YRMC Health Notes - The Daily Courier
      Before we delve deeper into ACOs, it's important to understand that an ACO is not a Health Maintenance Organization. The difference? ACOs do not limit a patient's choice of physician. In fact, its healthcare providers, not patients, who decide wheth ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Latino nonprofit offers aid with health and taxes days - Philly.com
      Fox Business When nonprofit executive Will Gonzalez heard about the special enrollment period allowing people to buy health insurance when they file their income tax returns, he knew what he had to do. "We're planning for more ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Orexin or hypocretin?
      Since their discovery in 1998,1,2 the neurotransmitter peptides hypocretin 1, or orexin A, and hypocretin 2, or orexin B, have been implicated in several neuronal systems, including sleep and wake cycles, neuroendocrine and locomotor function, autonomic regulation, feeding behaviour and energy homo ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Type 2 diabetes and cognitive function: many questions, few answers
      A causal association between type 2 diabetes and dementia is difficult to establish, owing to the number and complexity of possible risk factors and pathways. Candidate risk factors for dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes include those that lead to diabetes (poor lifestyle choices resulting i ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Lara Jehi
      Lar graduated from the American University of Beirut Medical School, Beirut, Lebanon, and completed both her neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA). She is the director of research for the Cleveland Clinic epilepsy centre and her rese ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Cognitive function in patients with diabetes mellitus: guidance for daily care
      Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increase in the risk of dementia and the proportion of patients who convert from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. In addition to MCI and dementia, the stages of diabetes-associated cognitive dysfunction include subtle cognitive changes that are un ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    News in brief
      A geographically and temporally defined cluster of acute flaccid paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction in children has been associated with an outbreak of enterovirus D68 respiratory illness. 12 children (median age 115 years) admitted to the Children's Hospital Colorado (CO, USA) for acute fla ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    David Burke: unravelling motor control and axonal excitability
      Sat in his office at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) surrounded by photographs, David Burke was happy to reminisce on his long and illustrious career. However, it could all have been so different; there was unspoken pressure for him to follow his father into law, but he resisted and in ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Teaming up to tackle neurodegenerative diseases
      The new year brought welcome news for researchers into neurodegenerative diseases: the European Union Joint Programme-Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) and the European Commission (EC) have launched a joint call for research proposals (with a deadline of March 10, 2015) that will make available ? ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Building bridges between neuroscientific evidence and policy
      Calls have been made for closer integration of research evidence in the decision-making process of the European Union (EU). However, scientists and policymakers are often left disappointed by each other; the scientists because they feel that they are not listened to by policymakers, and policymaker ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    A new gene for Parkinson's disease: should we care?
      Over the past two decades, several genetic causes of and risk factors for Parkinson's disease have emerged. In The Lancet Neurology, Manabu Funayama and colleagues1 describe a series of experiments that they argue nominate CHCHD2 mutations as a novel cause of Parkinson's disease. They studied a lar ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Anxious wait for patients and big pharma
      A New York court will soon rule on the legality of pharma company Actavis- attempt to switch patients to a newer version of their drug Namenda (memantine), in a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for patients and the pharmaceutical industry. Tony Kirby reports. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Hypocretin (orexin) biology and the pathophysiology of narcolepsy with cataplexy
      The discovery of hypocretins (orexins) and their causal implication in narcolepsy is the most important advance in sleep research and sleep medicine since the discovery of rapid eye movement sleep. Narcolepsy with cataplexy is caused by hypocretin deficiency owing to destruction of most of the hypo ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Life and luxury in Monks Orchard: from Bethlem Hotel to community care, 1930-2000
      In 1928, Bethlem Royal Hospital's magazine Under the Dome published an unusual letter, purporting to be from a future patient. It prophesied "life and luxury in Monks Orchard? in the year 2000. The author's main intention was, presumably, to amuse his readers with a sketch of an institution very ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Personality disorder and population mental health
      Despite increasing rates of diagnosis and treatment of mental state disorders, the burden of disability due to disorders such as major depressive, anxiety, bipolar, substance misuse, and psychotic disorders has not substantially decreased and might be increasing.1 One potential reason for the insuf ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    The relationship between depression and violent crime
      The association between depression and violence has been fairly under-studied, especially in comparison with schizophrenia, and this has led to inconsistent results.1 In The Lancet Psychiatry, Seena Fazel and colleagues2 present the results of two separate studies in Sweden that examine the associa ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Placebo effects in psychiatry: mediators and moderators
      A strong placebo response in psychiatric disorders has been noted for the past 50 years and various attempts have been made to identify predictors of it, by use of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and laboratory studies. We reviewed 31 meta-analyses and systematic reviews of more than ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Depression and violence: a Swedish population study
      Risk of violent crime was increased in individuals with depression after adjustment for familial, sociodemographic and individual factors in two longitudinal studies. Clinical guidelines should consider recommending violence risk assessment in certain subgroups with depression. ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
    Lessons from the creation of Canada's poorest postal code
      Located on Canada's Pacific coast, Vancouver is one of the most liveable cities in the world.1 Despite its high quality of life, this city is home to the "Downtown East Side?-disparagingly called the poorest postal code in Canada. Historically, the Downtown East Side rapidly declined into a low-i ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Mar 2015 
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