Dr. Irene Semenov, DO

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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study -- this one involving patients with Parkinson's disease -- adds another layer of insight to the well-known "placebo effect." That's the phenomenon in which people's symptoms improve after taking an inactive substance simply because they bel

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variant believed to "wire" people to live longer might also ensure that they keep their wits about them as they age, a new study reports.

    People who carry this gene variant have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in plann...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.

    The findings, from a study of 52 healthy young women, don't prove that exercise makes you smarter, researche...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

    Women under 50 with a glioma "were 90 percent more likely to have ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.

    The findings suggest it may be possible to use brain scans to detect such leaks and rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that uses patients' own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary study suggests.

    The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, had...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with autism may have brain connections that are uniquely their own, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found either over- or under-synchronization between different areas of the brains of people with auti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Got your heart set on a career as a detective? Here's a clue that may help you crack that first big case.

    A new study suggests that asking eyewitnesses to close their eyes when trying to recall events may boost their memories.

    The study ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds.

    Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They found that more than 18 pe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mind can play a key role in maintaining muscle strength in limbs that are placed in a cast for a prolonged period of time, a new study suggests.

    The researchers said mental imagery might help reduce the muscle loss associated with this type of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a synthetic oil may help normalize brain metabolism of people with the incurable, inherited brain disorder known as Huntington's disease, a small new study suggests.

    Daily doses of a triglyceride oil called triheptanoin -- which 10 Hunt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy that kills off and then "resets" the immune system has given three years of remission to a small group of multiple sclerosis patients, researchers say.

    About eight in 10 patients given this treatment had no new adverse even...Full Article