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2 years 3 months ago

Brain stimulation may help with chronic pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Now some doctors are trying brain stimulation to help. Some suffer from a nerve condition called Anesthesia Dolorosa, which basically feels like the constant stinging of bees. Some surgeons are now placing stimulation devices into patients' brains, kind of like those used...

2 years 5 months ago

New brain treatment center could help vets

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - Military leaders are breaking ground at Fort Belvoir on an $11 million center to provide treatment for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. The facility will be a satellite center to an even larger treatment facility that opened in 2010 in Bethesda, Md., called the...

3 years 5 days ago

Pueblo baby with brain injuries has died

A Pueblo baby who suffered serious injuries to his brain has died. "The baby was taken off life support last night at 8:30," said Deputy Chief Andrew McLachlan, Pueblo Police Department. The baby was originally taken to Parkview Medical Center on Friday with a brain injury. Officers say he...

3 years 10 months ago

Giffords sits up, moves arms and legs

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is moving both legs and both arms, has opened both eyes and is responding to friends and family. With a crowd of friends and family around her bed, Giffords opened her left eye on Wednesday and tried to look around....

4 years 7 months ago

Bret Michaels remains in intensive care

Bret Michaels remains in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage, but further testing is scheduled to help locate the source of the bleeding. The 47-year-old rocker's website says a report from doctors is expected this week. It didn't say where Michaels is hospitalized. The post adds: "Please remember Bret...

4 years 7 months ago

Report: Bret Michaels hospitalized with hemmorhage

Bret Michaels is in critical condition suffering from a brain hemmorhage. Michael's publicist, Joann Mignano, confirmed a report on People magazine's website Friday that said Michaels was rushed to intensive care late Thursday following a severe headache, and that doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem. Mignano...

4 years 8 months ago

Nicotine builds up slowly in the brain

Nicotine builds up gradually in smokers' brains rather than spiking after each puff, according to a study that might help point to new ways to help people quit smoking. Dr. Jed E. Rose of Duke University reports in Monday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

4 years 8 months ago

Insomnia may shrink your brain

Skipping sleep to catch up on the rest of your life? Lying awake worrying about stuff? You could be doing long-term damage to your brain. In research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, researchers found that chronic insomnia leads to lower gray matter density, which compromises people's abilities...

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