Shelley Peterman Schwarz

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  • Madison, WI

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gunshot wound to the spine left Erik Sorto paralyzed from the neck down. Yet today he is able to do some of life's most simple, but vital, actions -- such as taking a drink from a cup -- by using a robotic arm that he controls with his mind.

    I...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions.

    The Swedish study found that people diagnosed with de...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "love hormone" oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British researchers report.

    Oxytocin is a hormone involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance.

    Previous research has...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

    The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of stroke over almost a decade wen...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps providing a window of opportunity to intervene.

    Scientists have long known that people with Alzheimer's diseas...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- National Football League players who suffered concussions serious enough to lose consciousness may be at risk for brain damage that can affect memory later in life, a new study suggests.

    Specifically, concussions may damage the hippocampus, the bra...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed a part of the brain that processes speech.

    The finding about the superior temporal sulcus -- located in the temporal lobe -- helps resolve the decades-old question about whether there are certain regions of the br...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests.

    Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. residents with high blood pressure...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.

    Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new study.

    The studi...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men may be regarded as angry and aggressive when they wear red clothes, a new study suggests.

    "We know that the color red has an effect on the human brain. This is embedded in our culture, for example the idea of wearing a red tie -- known as a '...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in older adults appears to significantly increase the risk of a stroke, even after depression symptoms have gotten better, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that people who had severe symptoms of depression were more than tw...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests.

    In a trial of 50 dementia patients, researchers found that pills containing the main active ingredient in mar...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study of preschoolers has seemingly identified gender differences in the way autism may manifest itself in the brain.

    "This research adds to a growing body of evidence that there are differences between boys and girls with autism,...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of smokers who manage to quit may be "hardwired" for success, a new study suggests.

    The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the participants stopped smo...Full Article