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  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) Another study confirms that "time is brain" when treating stroke patients with a powerful clot-busting drug, tPA.

    Prompt treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA, also known as alteplase) "is a very effective means of limiting the degree o...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.

    The research -- based on more than 1,600 adults over ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman drinks heavily during pregnancy, the harmful effects on her child's brain development appear to continue over time, a new study indicates.

    The findings point to a possible reason for the persistent attention and behavior problems exp...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV seem to have a much lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who don't have the virus, a new study finds.

    This lower risk may be due to constant suppression of the immune system due to the HIV infection itself and...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's news for TV programmers: Scanning viewers' brainwaves may help you spot a hit.

    Tracking viewers' brain activity seems to predict the preferences of large TV audiences, according to a study based on viewers of broadcasts such as the drama ser...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

    Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at th...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the vast majority of kids with autism have abnormal sensory behaviors, their brains are still wired very differently from children who have trouble processing sensory stimuli, researchers report.

    Children with sensory processing disord...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.

    Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.

    Known as the "love hormone," oxytocin has been shown to p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect itself from the effects of dehydration, a new study finds.

    Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report.

    The components in the blood that might yield clu...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

    By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the res...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking B vitamins does not slow age-related mental decline or prevent Alzheimer's disease, a new review says.

    People with Alzheimer's have high blood levels of a compound called homocysteine, and people with elevated levels of the compound have...Full Article