Irene Semenov

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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.

    Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency rooms appear to have signif...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.

    The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of a new approach to pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

    Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. Jame...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blockage of the carotid artery in the neck appears to increase the odds for memory and thinking problems, a new study indicates.

    The researchers said their findings suggest more aggressive treatment might be needed for people with this condition...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

    The study included two groups of participants with different ambient temperature preferences, one co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you bust a move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in motion.

    Now, a new study suggests that a medium amount of offbeat rhythm -- often found in funk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who show signs of apathy tend to have a smaller brain volume than their peers with more vim and vigor, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of more than 4,300 older adults, those with at least two symptoms of apathy had sl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests.

    Bedside tests are currently the standard means of trying to assess whether or not a comatose person will make some form of recovery. But ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says.

    Recreational pot use by a small group of yo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.

    Stanford University researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 people, most older than 60, who were ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.

    But there's a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of dementia may come with a silver lining: Those with declining memory and thinking skills may be significantly less likely to die from cancer, new research indicates.

    Analyzing more than 2,600 Spaniards over the age of 65, scientis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.

    It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild mem...Full Article